Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bigfoot Vocalizations from Kentucky

Bigfoot Acoustics

"To our great fortune, the Scottsville Ghost Hunters knew they had something interesting with this clip, so they contacted Charlie Raymond of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group " --Sasquatch Bioacoustic

Didn't we say they are doing great stuff in Kentucky? Charlie Raymond of (Kentucky Bigfoot) gave us a heads up on the whoops and yells of some Kentucky Vocalizations. Thanks to Charlie we found a great new blog (Sasquatch Bioacoustic)and some great definitions to different types of vocalizations.

The Kentucky Vocalizations were inadvertently captured by the late Billy Arndell and a group of paranormal investigators known as the Scottsville Ghost Hunters. During the evening of April 10, 2010, the group visited an abandoned house in a large wooded tract in Allen County, Kentucky. Billy placed his audio recorder inside the house, near a broken-out window, and stepped back outside to converse with his friends. While they talked, the recorder captured an impressive series of vocalizations. Unfortunately their conversation steps on much of the recording, but careful filtering and amplification has salvaged many interesting features, including:

Whoop modified with trailing utterances - At the two second mark of the spectrogram playback, and again at the 15 second mark, a subdued "whoop" vocal is heard. These two whoops are unique with regard to the vocal notes that follow immediately after them. These trailing notes are, to date, not seen in any other potential sasquatch recording. And as a possible first occurrence, this recording takes on added value. This type of call will be listened for in future recordings of possible sasquatch vocalizations.

Moaning howl - At 20 through 29 seconds of the audio playback, a loud vocalizer (louder than the initial two whoops) emits two long moaning howls. These are very similar in construct to the moaning howls heard in the Ohio Howl (1994), Mississippi Howl (2004) and the Florida Howl (2006).

Integrated wood knock - Not a vocalization, but wood knocks are a frequently described signal in suspected sasquatch communications. From 21 to 23 seconds, during the beginning of the first moaning howl, three heavy wood knocks are made. They are difficult to hear in the original audio recording, but show up faintly in the spectrogram as light vertical bars intersecting the howl. With amplification, they are easier to hear in the filtered audio playback. Wood knocks are often integrated into sasquatch vocalizations and can be seen in both the Mississippi and Florida Howl recordings.

Woot vocal - The name of this vocal is an onomatopoeia, or a name that sounds like the thing it describes. This vocal type is not commonly heard, but it has been captured in other audio recordings. In this clip, three possible woots are uttered in rapid succession, at the 31 second mark in the spectrogram playback. They could be mistaken for wood knocks, but the lack of a broadband, woody note suggests these are indeed vocals.

Yell - This vocal type is often long in duration, similar to a moan howl, but it is executed at a higher frequency. The resulting change in tone and timber creates a vocal that sounds very much like a human male yelling in the distance. Heard on its own, it would be completely indistinguishable from a human calling out. But in many instances, the yell vocal is captured in association with other suspected sasquatch vocals. In this recording, an ascending yell vocal begins just before the 32 second mark and climbs steadily in pitch for 3 seconds. Then it breaks to a higher pitched tone, briefly, before breaking again and descending in pitch to the call's conclusion. There are two additional short segments of "yell" in this clip, at the 38 and 42 second marks. But these are integrated into a unique call, discussed below in "pitch changes".

Whistle - From 37 to 38 seconds in the clip, four short notes are emitted, sounding very much like whistles. They could in fact be vocals, but the airy note they contain suggests a whistle. Other examples of this vocal type exist, but more need to be captured before a conclusion might be reached. The first three whistle notes climb rapidly in pitch, and the fourth drops to a lower pitch, below the third. Of interest is the fact that the fourth whistle is emitted during a second, shorter yell vocal from the vocalizer. This suggests a second sasquatch could be uttering the whistles in response.

Falsetto Shriek - This vocal type was probably first captured in the 2004 Mississippi howl recording. It rounds out the sasquatch vocal range, with moan howls at the low end, yell vocals mid range, and the falsetto shriek at the high end, or in the falsetto register (if compared to a human vocal range). This clip contains two falsetto shrieks, the first at the 39 second mark, and the next at the 45 second mark. As the second shriek plays out it drops out and in again at 52 and 55 seconds.

Pitch Changes - The vocals in this recording include abrupt breaks in pitch, to both higher and lower notes. These pitch changes have been observed in other sasquatch vocals with enough regularity to become something of an identifier in themselves. A future blog post will deal more specifically with pitch changes and what's been observed to date. But for this clip the reader should note the minor pitch changes at 35 and 36 seconds, and the significant pitch changes at 39, 42 and 45 seconds. These latter mark the transition from a yell vocal into and out of a falsetto shriek, as described above.


  1. They are called coyotes

  2. It's just my opinion but I came across something that deserves further investigation. Has anyone researched the howls of wolves and compared them to BF vocalizations. You may be surprized on what you discover. My neighbor has a hybrid wolf/dog and the sounds he makes are almost identical to the recordings I have listened too.

  3. These are not coyotes. It's "one" individual making this long amazing vocalization. The gentleman who analyzed this vocalization is a former U.S. Military Cryptologic Linguist (simlar to Scott Nelson) who's specialty now is analyzing and documenting all bigfoot vocalizations. Over the past few years he has compiled a vast database of every sasquatch vocalization ever recorded. He can tell if it's a squatch, person, coyote or other animal.

  4. Coyotes don't whistle, or make wood knocks

  5. The screams are pretty good, however the rest is not to audible and I have bose speakers hooked up to my computer. Think I will get a good headphone. I only wish that when researchers are recording, they would just quit talking. Stan Courtney does a wonderful job of making recordings.

  6. I know "yotes" can make some odd sounds, and there are some dogs barking at the beginning(they are reacting 2 it). But this is not a coyote,wolf, nor elk. Go 2 the kentucky bigfoot site/allen county/full vocals. Put headphones on and turn it up. Esp. listen from 1:15 until the end, then come back and tell me that's a Canine. It is either the big hairy guy, or a insane human with a vocal range the 3 tenors can't imitate.

  7. I have an experience documented with BFRO and I have also owned a wolf hybrid. These sounds are not wolves or coyotes. When you hear this scream in the woods you will never forget it. I'm impressed by who ever recored this because they seem to have captured these creatures vocalizing like I have never heard before. Almost like there is a language of some type being used. I wish we could figure their tree knocking patterns.

  8. I know this is a Squatch. Its the same screams I heard as a child when I first saw it. I'm wondering if it's a female and a juvenile ? They almost sound like whales vocalizing in this recording. Also, I have heard before that they either make a sound like a hoot owl or they are attracted to the sounds. Does anyone know anything about that ?

    1. I live in nyc iam really interested in going out with a team and seeing and hearing these bigfoot. Phenomenon for myself anyone interested.

    2. i wanna believe whole heartedly however how can a thousand plus pound 7 foot plus ape surrivive without human detection for so long they must hibernate for long periods of time.or be able to blend in with the terrain excellent. i wanna get out there for however long it takes to document bigfoot without ridicule

  9. the vocalization is made by something with a huge lung capacity, and is continuious for a duration of the clip, very chilling, makes me want to go ivestigate rite now!

  10. I have coyotees in the field behind me.This is what I hear every single night.this is nutz.

  11. Nothing but speculation.


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