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December 18th, 2006 12:32 PM
rootball66 Do these guys come in close to homes and scream? i'm talking very loud and powerful screams.Loud enough to wake a person from sleep.I don't think the area hold's bigcats but i don't know for sure.
December 18th, 2006 12:52 PM
Ace! Yes. I know of a person that lives on the edge of town. His dog "treed" one in his yard and he was shocked. His dog was making such a racket he went out to see what it was but didn't see anything. Then when his kid was walking out to the bus stop he saw it. I think it's rare though.
December 18th, 2006 01:45 PM
JDeanP Yes they do yell. I was camping in an area away from my normal campsite, just up a road about 2 miles or so and was woken up by a loud ....OUW yell right behind my van barn doors. I got the flashlingt and opened the side door and shone the light towards the brush behind the van as it casually walked off in through the brush. I didn't see it though.
December 18th, 2006 03:26 PM
CKnaub When I lived in Colorado we had a mountain lion in a tree in the back yard not 20 ft from the house. My neighbor came out one morning to go to work and found a mountain lion laying between her car and her husbands. Also the sheriff dept. got a call from a woman who said a mountain lion got on her porch and ate her poodle. All this took place with in one week in the winter. I don't know if it is rare, but we were warned not to go walking alone at night because of the cats, their tracks were all through town. I never heard any screams though.
December 18th, 2006 08:45 PM
D. Freel They sound like a woman screaming...
December 18th, 2006 09:09 PM
Andrew-ND-Ape Anyone ever heard a Barn Owl scream?? It is a bone chilling, "terrified women" like srceam too and often creates "haunting" rumors in old barns..........sometimes i wonder if people would mistakenly think it is a squatch -but observant people would recognize it coming from up trees or house attic, etc.

recogize the Barn owl screams...... and he has plenty of them

December 18th, 2006 09:53 PM
Ace! Absolutely right about the owl...it can be very bone chilling and if you don't know what it is it can easily be mistaken for some "hellish" creature.
December 18th, 2006 11:34 PM
D. Freel Funny you should mention owls, on the Washington trip last august several people got fooled by a couple barn owls. They where in this clearing about midnight doing calls trying to get some sort of response. Anyway, within a few seconds what we think is a sasquatch gave a classic return scream, then all hell broke loose from all around the group. They thought it was the end!
The whole thing went on for several minutes, they got it recorded and the next day we compared it to "known species" there where definitely some barn owls AND unknown contributors to the show that night.
We think at least 1 sasquatch (the unknowns) returned the call, possibly 2. Then a couple owls joined in screeching and carrying on.
Its easy to be fooled, but that is why we have recorders!
December 19th, 2006 01:59 AM
Ted S. In the last couple of months cougars have been seen on the school playground's and around the small community of Gales Creek, Oregon. They are coming down lower as thier populations increase, and cause of a lack of hunters due to hunting restrictions. Gales Creek backs up againts the Coastal mountains and is about 10-12 miles from the Wilson river by hiway, less in straight line.
Although I havn't heard anybody say they have heard them scream, this is not getting much media attention. (they have also seen black bears down lower for same reasons as cougars). So any trips planned to Wilson river area, come prepared, or be careful.
December 19th, 2006 11:35 AM
mc79 Have anybody gave thought about calling in a Mt. lion or 1 or more Bigfoot's at midnight in the dark on there own ground that they just maybe get very upset running for 10 mile's or so for a female and find a couple of you playing game's with it??? this might been asked before but I not seen it..
December 19th, 2006 11:49 AM
UtahBigFootBeliever I love hearing mountain lion screams. My first time hearing it, was during a family campout at Tony Grove Lake, in Logan Canyon, Utah. We were sitting around the fire, when this big loud scream/roar sounded up the hill side from our camp, it did this a few times, sort of sounded like it was trying to scare something.

JM
December 19th, 2006 08:20 PM
HuntedWon Where did you think you or someone else heard it Root?
December 20th, 2006 09:22 AM
JAdair I have heard of people talking about screams from Squatches. I have been on an expo with the BFRO where we had a woman screaming at different intervails and it produced some interesting responces. I have heard people speculate that various calls from Bf are possibly male/female resonce calls.
December 21st, 2006 02:01 PM
rootball66
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HuntedWon wrote:
Where did you think you or someone else heard it Root?

Up close to Hangingrock sp NC I've got four reports i'm looking at in last couple weeks
December 21st, 2006 02:05 PM
rootball66
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JAdair wrote:
I have heard of people talking about screams from Squatches. I have been on an expo with the BFRO where we had a woman screaming at different intervails and it produced some interesting responces. I have heard people speculate that various calls from Bf are possibly male/female resonce calls.

Good to see a fellow Bigfooter on here welcome aboard ready to do WV again ? see you in NC in Jan
December 21st, 2006 08:00 PM
JAdair Thanks Root, finally figured out how to get on here and post. You better believe Im ready for WV again. 8hr drive for me although Im up for it again. Im all ready for NC, chomping at the bit to get up there. Have better toys now, laptop topo software gps and good compas.

Hmm..you got some screaming up there? Read back threads on here that several people mentioned screams that were related to people moving along possible young ones. Check the reports and see if you can see a pattern. Maybe other animals coyotes or boar in the area, or people moving close to female/young one group.
December 22nd, 2006 09:00 AM
HuntedWon There are alleged Mt Lion reports in Grayson county which borders NC right above Hanging Rock Root. But there is NO substantiated evidence that they are in the area here or there, and despite deer populations for both of us I would rather say it is more likely Sasquatch than a Mt Lion.
Big Cats will move in close to a house if there is something in it for them, livestock or pets, but litterally, BF is more likely.
December 22nd, 2006 05:28 PM
rootball66
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HuntedWon wrote:
There are alleged Mt Lion reports in Grayson county which borders NC right above Hanging Rock Root. But there is NO substantiated evidence that they are in the area here or there, and despite deer populations for both of us I would rather say it is more likely Sasquatch than a Mt Lion.
Big Cats will move in close to a house if there is something in it for them, livestock or pets, but litterally, BF is more likely.
thats is my thinking too>talked to a guy who was charged one night when camping in the same area as screams by what could only be described as a bf.thing that charged him was bipedal had bad smell and screamed at him as it passed by from what he could make out in the dark it was dark colored and huge in size
December 22nd, 2006 06:23 PM
Ted S. I grew up hearing woman like screams in mountains behind our house. It was never thought to be mountain lions nor BF. Some of them might have been 1 or the other. But most were another creature. I know what it was, but any others care to guess?
December 22nd, 2006 06:33 PM
rootball66 bobcat!
December 22nd, 2006 06:36 PM
rootball66 Or maybe one of them things that is covered with fur that makes funny sounds in the middle of the night. name CRITTER
December 22nd, 2006 06:38 PM
Ted S. It walks on 2 legs, but has no hands. nor arms. well has arms but they are not arms
December 22nd, 2006 06:43 PM
rootball66 madd turkey?
December 22nd, 2006 06:48 PM
Ted S. Peacock

There was a farmer about 2 miles down valley from us. Some of his birds escaped and took up residence in the woods. They kind of spread out. The farmer is long gone, but the birds remain even today. They have an call that sounds like a woman screaming in terror, and can be heard for miles.
December 23rd, 2006 01:06 PM
tghansen peacock?
December 23rd, 2006 04:01 PM
llarsen Yes peacocks have a very loud and eery call (if you don't know what it is.) They are very sensitive to strangers or anything out of the ordinary. If you have peacocks and/or geese, you'll never need a watch dog as, IMHO, these are the best two alarm animals there are.
December 23rd, 2006 08:28 PM
HuntedWon Hahahahahaha. Peacocks have an arrogant whine about them, less eerie and more obnoxious.
Root, sounds like there is some action down that way. Good place for it, if I do say so myself. There ARE a small NEW population of Mt Lions in WV, I read in a Roanoke times article in a feed store today, but that is a fer piece from Hanging Rock.
My opinion still is as above: BF.
Simple enough :)
To answer the truly unidentified screams...... do you all REALLY want to know about EVERYTHING that goes bump in the night? Especially in the woods??
December 23rd, 2006 11:51 PM
mc79 They are a few Mt. Lion's or Panther's is what most people in WV will call them Believe it or not them are extinct in most east coast state's if you listen to arm chair expert's ,, So that one ran in front of my truck few night's ago with about a 3 foot tail I must of seen a possum and not a Panther :).... I never knowed a bigfoot would scream like a woman until lately reading about it on this site so for year's I allway thought it was a Panther screaming
December 23rd, 2006 11:59 PM
rootball66 YEP heading that way into the night as some as X-mas is over.got me woodknock stick all ready for night in the woods.even have a change of underware HEHEHE. Worst case i'll %$#@ and run!!!!! got to find out what is making the screams rather it is bigfoot or panther I"ll be packing in case it's a panther. bf i'll just watch for as long as they let me and i can dodge the rocks and sticks. i'll let you know what i find good or bad
December 24th, 2006 12:03 AM
rootball66 All that and the guy's in my group gave me the nickname JUMPS ALOT
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