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Bigfoot or animals? Strange sounds coming from swamp on Umatilla Indian Reservation (listen)
oregonlive ^ | January 20, 2013 | Richard Cockle

Posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:35 AM PST by JoeProBono

Baby foxes or Bigfoot?

The eerie late-night serenades began in November and emanate from a brushy swamp on the Umatilla Indian Reservation east of Pendleton. The cries range from high-pitched screams to basso profundo roars.

"It's causing an uproar around here," said Sylvia Minthorn, who lives in a tribal housing unit near the swamp, where she used to play as a child.

She's seen grown men's hair stand on end when the shrieks commence.

Colleen Chance, a tribal housing authority employee, keeps a recording of the howls on her iPhone.

"It's kind of spooky," she said. "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:


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bigfoot

Daughter and mother Sylvia and Denise Minthorn have both heard the strange nighttime cries coming from the brushy wetland behind them. Denise thinks whatever is in the swamp is calling to another creature elsewhere on the 178,000-acre Umatilla Indian Reservation.


1 posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:41 AM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 01/22/2013 6:19:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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3 posted on 01/22/2013 6:21:21 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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4 posted on 01/22/2013 6:28:28 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
"Daughter and mother Sylvia and Denise Minthorn have both heard the strange nighttime cries coming from the brushy wetland behind them."


5 posted on 01/22/2013 6:29:49 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: JoeProBono

I used to deer hunt in that area as a kid and there’s all kinds of noises that you never want to hear out there. A bull elk tiptoed into camp one night and let loose a mating call. As I had never heard elk before all I could think was Sasquatch was going to rip off the top of the car and kill me. That bull elk is probably still giggling about that.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 6:43:50 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: JoeProBono

foxes...


8 posted on 01/22/2013 6:44:24 AM PST by varmintman
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9 posted on 01/22/2013 6:55:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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For whatever reason the audio link wouldn’t work for me, but I wanted to testify I’m pretty sure I and a hunting partner heard Sasquatch while in southern Oregon. And if you’d been there at the time, you would have been pretty sure it was, too. No way it could be mistaken for any other animal, bear, moose, elk, owls, coyotes, rutting buck, no way, not even remotely.

Whatever it is, there’s definitely something weird out there.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 6:58:22 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like a green heron. Used to live in a swampy area in Oregon and remember almost hitting the ceiling when one did that right outside my open bedroom window. I don’t know how a noise that big can come out of something that small but it does!


11 posted on 01/22/2013 7:09:22 AM PST by 'smith
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http://media.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/audio/bigfoot-howl.mp3


12 posted on 01/22/2013 7:10:35 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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13 posted on 01/22/2013 7:13:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: fattigermaster
Whatever it is, there’s definitely something weird out there.

Up until a couple of years ago, I'd have suggested that you might have had one too many. :-)

Then, a buddy of mine, Former Army, served on the DMZ in Korea, as levelheaded a guy as I know, says that he saw a Bigfoot while he was hunting. Scared the living crap out of him.

Now, the guy refuses to go out hunting by himself anymore. Not loudly...not "HELL NO, I'm not doing that again"..... when I asked, he just said "Meh, I just haven't had the time this year." Yeah, right. It's the first year he's skipped it since I've known him.

Sez me, why would he 1) Lie to make himself look (what he would have considered, prior to this event) foolish? 2) Give up something that he particularly enjoyed?

There's something out there. I agree with you.

14 posted on 01/22/2013 7:39:25 AM PST by wbill
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15 posted on 01/22/2013 7:41:12 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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16 posted on 01/22/2013 7:47:56 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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Send Bobo and the crew up there to check it out.

Like the way they borrowed the town hall meetings from politics.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 7:53:14 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: JoeProBono

As one of the commenters at the site said, did she record that with a potato?


18 posted on 01/22/2013 8:15:44 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (safeandlegal.com Make it viral.)
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To: JoeProBono

Not sure what that recording is, but I have heard the sounds of a raccoon being torn to pieces by a pack of coyotes - it lasted about five minutes and was bone chilling.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 8:15:44 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: JoeProBono

As one of the commenters at the site said, did she record that with a potato?

Sounds like a bird to me. But it could be any number of things, and none of them have to be Bigfoot.


20 posted on 01/22/2013 8:16:51 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (safeandlegal.com Make it viral.)
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21 posted on 01/22/2013 8:34:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: wbill

No samples of a living “Bigfoot”. No flesh. No bone. Nothing whatsoever in the fossil record. Oh, but he’s supposed to be out there, somewhere, thrashing around.

Very, very low probability.


22 posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:01 AM PST by onedoug
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What I could hear of the audio byte didn’t sound like what we heard. I would describe the sound starting like the HOO a howler monkey makes (if it were on steroids) then a guttural WAH or WAGH like a loud throat-clearing noise, then a YIYIYIYI like the sound Muslim women make at celebrations or funerals. Hu-wah-yiyiyiyi, and we heard it a few dozen times, coming from more throats than one. It sounded like they were three or four hundred yards off, but loud volume. After the several dozen calls they quit, and we got.

The weird thing is we were ridge hopping from one small valley to another, and as soon as we entered that particular valley we already had the hair standing up on our necks. No birds calling. Like something intuitive was telling both of us “you’re not welcome”, and not subtly, either.

Anyway, that’s the story. We had to go uphill to get out of that place, and we climbed out with the energy of Olympic gold medalists, and that’s the truth.


23 posted on 01/22/2013 8:52:12 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: onedoug
Nothing whatsoever in the fossil record.

Google "Gigantopithecus." Bigfoot existed once - the only debate is whether or not it still does.

24 posted on 01/22/2013 9:05:28 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like a pissed Michelle Obama because someone interrupted her from chowing down her food.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 9:18:18 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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Anthropologist friend told me that early man definitely disposed of corpses in a ritualistic manner - sometimes burying, sometimes burning, sometimes submerging them. If Bigfoot is doing this, bones might be hard to come by.

It was his idea that Bigfoot was a primitive hominid that saw people (us) as hostile. Like other primates, he would tend to move away from populated areas, but if someone intruded into his territory, he would likely make a display to chase them off, either howling or a visual display, like standing up, just like gorillas and chimps.

Every time I read about a Bigfoot encounter there is activity that generally follows the above pattern. You really can’t expect them to just walk into your camp, sit down by the fire, and join you in a chorus of Kum-by-ah.


26 posted on 01/22/2013 10:24:44 AM PST by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: onedoug
Very, very low probability.

Yeah, that's true. But my friend - again, this guy wasn't some suburban metrosexual who's scared of his own shadow - saw something that he called a Bigfoot, and it scared him enough to keep him out of the woods.

He's a little older than me. I'd guess 50, plus or minus a couple of years. He'd been hunting since he was a kid, so I'm guessing that he had to have seen something really out of the ordinary.

Case in point - when I was a teenager I was walking home at night from a local fishing hole. I had a bobcat scream at me from a tree, not too far over my head. I think that I only touched down on the high spots on the whole way home. :-) BUT....once I got home and took a second to think things over (and changed my shorts), I didn't (and still don't) have any problem with going back out in the woods.

My buddy has had plenty of time to chew on it and he still won't go, at least not by himself. Maybe it's the dog that didn't bark, but that says plenty to me.

27 posted on 01/22/2013 11:01:57 AM PST by wbill
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To: 'smith
Sounds like a green heron.

Some kind of bird was my immediate thought as well.

28 posted on 01/22/2013 1:25:21 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Do we have any reports of Michelle taking another vacation in the area at the time?


29 posted on 01/22/2013 6:15:43 PM PST by Morgana
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What is that???? I’d rather meet up with bigfoot than whatever that is.


30 posted on 01/22/2013 6:18:09 PM PST by Morgana
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To: JoeProBono

The jacket on the woman on the right is almost the same as the best shirt in the world.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mountain-Three-Short-Sleeve/dp/B002HJ377A


31 posted on 01/22/2013 6:40:53 PM PST by eartrumpet
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