The Oregonian reports that mysterious sounds have been heard coming from a swamp on the Umatilla Indian Reservation east of Pendleton, Oregon. The cries, which started in November, reportedly range from high-pitched screams to deep roars.
“It’s causing an uproar around here,” Sylvia Minthorn, who resides on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, told The Oregonian.
Colleen Chance, an employee of the tribal housing authority, managed to record the cries on her iPhone.
“It’s kind of spooky,” she told the newspaper. “Some say it’s foxes, some say it’s a female coyote and some say it’s Sasquatch. I don’t know what it is.”
Listen to the recording here.
Since November, calls about the cries have started coming in to the housing authority. As of late January, the office tells The Oregonian that it has had a half dozen calls about the mysterious sounds.
Could these be the cries of the elusive Sasquatch or some other animals? Maybe it’s the sound of one bigfoot calling out to another?
“Well, first, it’s more than one. Remember it’s not bigfoot, it’s bigfoots. There’s a misconception out there that we’re looking around for this one thing,” said Matt Moneymaker, the founder and president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, according to ABC News.
If tweets from Moneymaker are any indication of the national attention that is being given to possible bigfoot evidence on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, expect Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” to make a trip to Oregon in the near future.
“ATTN (1) Umatillas: Your BF situation is getting news attention. A PSO should be willing take outsiders to safe area nearby to record sounds,” Moneymaker tweeted (and yes he says that’s his real last name.)
“ATTN (2) Umatillas: The PSO needs to charge money to outsiders coming to record sounds for themselves, to filter out the flakes and weirdos,” he also tweeted.
Ranae Holland, Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Fay are the other co-hosts of “Finding Bigfoot.”
According to the BFRO, the only known scientific research organization exploring the bigfoot mystery, people have reported spotting large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness areas of North America for more than 400 years. These sightings continue to be made today. People also continue to gather photographic evidence and casting sets of possible Sasquatch footprints.
The BFRO points out that the cultural histories of many Native American and First Nation people include stories about the non-human “peoples” of the wild. The descriptions of these “peoples” are similar to the man-like creatures reported today.
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