Clipper Mills Bigfoot Howls

Written by on February 14, 2018

In 2012, a couple travelling through the forests of Clipper Mills California pulled over to fix a mechanical issue with their truck. At about 10 PM, an eerie noise drifted their way: The howls of a Bigfoot. The linked video is an analysis of these sounds by the YouTube channel Parabreakdown. A quick warning- the folks holding the camera are understandably spooked by the sounds, and there is some swearing.

Cool, huh? I wanted to play this on the show, but it’s 20 minutes long. I played a  short clip, but here’s the whole thing. There’s a lot of audio of Bigfoot howls on the internet. The Clipper Mills audio is my personal favorite- it’s just so vivid. I’m a California boy myself and NorCal, being close to Oregon, is a hotbed of Sasquatch sightings. Just imagine yourself in the shoes of this couple. It’s late. It’s dark. You’re in the middle of nowhere. Your car has broken down. Suddenly, in the distance… Howling. Something is out there, and it doesn’t sound cute and cuddly.

So what are we listening to in this clip? Well, the Parabreakdown clip provides some explanations. Coyotes are a possibility. I’ve heard coyote calls in Colorado before. Coyotes aren’t all that big, but they have some serious volume. This doesn’t sound exactly like that, though. Coyote have a more “chatty” call, almost like a conversation. Another possibility is mountain lions. Fortunately I’ve never heard one of those up close. Mountain lions are loud, and their cries honestly sound like a person being murdered. Seriously, if you want to lose some sleep look up “mountain lion calls”. Scary stuff.

But you know what I think. It’s  a Sasquatch. My theory? Two Sasquatch, communicating over extreme distance. Sasquatch tend to be solitary creatures, and my theory is they keep their distance- “clans” of Sasquatch are rare. Bigfoot communicates over extreme range with howls, then goes to tree knocks for “stealth” communication- perhaps while hunting or keeping an eye on humans. Up close, they use the infamous “samurai chatter”- which I’ll write another post on later.

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