Posted by: John Kirk on September 2nd, 2013
Why do we automatically assume this is a sasquatch?
Eerie unidentifiable noises in the woods. Is the logic supposed to be that any unknown sound in the forest must be a sasquatch? If it is, it’s flawed.
We don’t know what it is. No one saw a sasquatch making these sounds so we can’t say they are sasquatch vocalizations. I’d love for them to be, but we have nothing to compare them to.
Sometimes known animals can make vocalizations that are not usually heard. An example is the Chehalis vocalizations that some of us in British Columbia investigated a number of years ago. If you go here:
You will hear scary screams which the person who reported the sounds and recorded them thought might be a sasquatch. They do sound like they come from something powerful. thinking it may possibly have been sasquatch vocals, our team was stunned when one day they came upon the source of the noise making that noise. It was your run-of the-mill coyote. None of us could believe that something we all knew well was capable of making such a sound.
After that experience we played back some of the most famous sasquatch calls in existence and found that the sounds were identical, meaning no sasquatch had created them. It was just a plain old coyote.
My advice when dealing with vocalizations is to proceed with caution when trying to identify them. YNWA.
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.