Bigfoot Sounds

Bigfoot sounds are some of the most bizarre, yet intriguing elements of this field. If you find yourself out in the wilderness late at night, pay no attention to the bellows of Finding Bigfoot‘s Bobo. Instead keep your ears peeled for rapid pitch shifting screams or a hectic conversation in the treeline that sounds like it’s taking place in reverse. Compelling Bigfoot sound evidence has been recorded for decades. Have a listen to some of the best pieces.

JUMP TO… Bigfoot Calls, Moans, and Howls | Bigfoot Samurai Chatter and the Sierra Sounds | Bigfoot Screams |

Bigfoot Calls, Moans, and Howls

Bigfoot calls are often compared to (what else?) a Howler monkey. Many have recorded what is said to be several Bigfoot communicating over miles and miles via long, guttural cries. While possibly confused with midnight wailing of coyote or fox (which sounds eerily like a shrieking woman), one can’t deny the intriguing ape-like resemblance of the sounds.

In 1994 Finding Bigfoot’s Matt Moneymaker recorded a loud, eerie moan somewhere along the Ohio River near Wellsville, OH. Known now as the ‘The Ohio Howl’, this recording prompted serious scientific evaluation and is used to this day for “Bigfoot call blasting”. This tactic requires large stereo speakers, a vast spread of uninhabited wilderness (no neighbors), the starry night sky, and a “Sounds of Bigfoot” playlist on your iPod. Relatively serious Bigfoot hunters use this technique, introduced by Moneymaker, to hopefully illicit a distant Bigfoot response.

The “Ohio Howl” Bigfoot Call:


Bigfoot Samurai Chatter and the Sierra Sounds

Chatter takes place in close quarters between these creatures. Perhaps the most acclaimed Bigfoot sounds, the “Sierra Sounds,” were recorded by investigative report Al Berry and hunter/outdoorsman Ron Morehead in the early 1970s.

In a remote Sierra Nevada’s deer hunting camp, Morehead & Berry hung microphones from tree limbs and fastened them in bush branches. Over the course of several years, the two men and a group of hunter friends recorded extended audio clips of several unknown beings speaking bizarre, somewhat sinister sounds. Much of this garbled dialogue is often called ‘Samurai Chatter’ by Bigfoot enthusiasts. Collectively, the ‘Sierra Sounds’ span 80 minutes… over one hour of fantastic Bigfoot evidence.

The recordings were even analyzed by a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wyoming. Dr. R. Lynn Kirlin determined the evidence was valid and organic. The vocal spectrum far exceeded the range of an average human. Wentworth Professor and former crypto-linguist Scott Nelson discovered a phonetic language within the amazing ‘Sierra Sounds.’ READ MORE ABOUT THE ‘SIERRA SOUNDS’ >>

Bigfoot Samurai Chatter:


The ‘Sierra Sounds’:


Bigfoot Screams





These are powerful words used to describe unusual screams of unknown origin. Supposed Bigfoot screams are typically considered un-classifiable: they don’t sound like a fox, they don’t sound like coyotes, and they don’t sound human. Many describe the screams as possessing a ‘demonic’ or ‘evil’ quality. While the sources may be coincidentally-timed combinations of common animals, the power, breadth, and persistence of the screams strongly suggest otherwise…. something truly terrifying with a huge set of lungs. READ MORE ABOUT BIGFOOT SCREAMS >>

The Puyallup Bigfoot Scream:

In the spring of 1973 a young boy and girl rode their bikes through a forested area outside Puyallup Washington. They passed an expansive gravel pit area and stopped suddenly. A hulking, black creature walked across the road 150 yards in front of the children. It looked at them, but continued into the dense forest across the way. Terrified, they road home. Unbeknownst to the frightened pair, they may have come face to face with the creature that had been haunting Puyallup with terrifying, moonlit shrieks for weeks. Their encounter may have been the culminating moment in the ‘Puyallup Screamer’ episode, but it didn’t get out of town without leaving some hard evidence. A short time later, on May 12, 1973, Puyallup resident Marlin Ayers recorded this wailing scream:

Tim Hall’s Great Smoky Mountains Encounter:

When he was a student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, a man named Tim Hall experienced what he believes to be a Bigfoot scream at the summit of Mount Leconte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tim and a five of his friends were hired by the park for general labor and restoration efforts. Caught in a winter storm whiteout one evening in a ranger’s cabin high upon the mountain, they were awoken by a “horrible, horrific” shrieking. The “something” pounded upon the cabin door, beating it hard enough to flex the wood inward. Tim felt “hopeless”, believing the creature would undoubtedly kill all of them if it knocked through the door.

They all survived the night. In the morning the shaken men discovered massive foot impressions outside the cabin.

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