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Vancouver Island Sasquatch Field Recording

Posted by: John Kirk on September 1st, 2014

Cliff Barackman posted this recording by the BC Sasquatch Organization on Vancouver Island.

I’m not sure this is a sasquatch. It’s well within range of a coyote.

Vancouver Island BCSO Field Recording

Recorded on August 4, 2014

I rarely include guest audio on my website, but I felt that this recording was so close and clean that it should be shared. A member of the BCSO (British Columbia Sasquatch Organization) was working an undisclosed research area when this sound was recorded.

I took the original file and modified it for clarity and to reduce background noise using Adobe Soundbooth CS3.

~ Cliff Barackman

John Kirk About John Kirk
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.


6 Responses to “Vancouver Island Sasquatch Field Recording”

  1. dconstrukt responds:

    interesting… obviously i have no clue wtf that is… sounds almost too clear and high pitched… my first reaction?

    some kinda monkey.

    It doesn’t “sound” like what you’d think a 500-900 lb, 8-10 ft tall bigfoot like animal would sound like.

    does anyone have any more info on this? or more experience explaining it?

  2. Goodfoot responds:

    I indeed do hear some ‘yotes in there. But I also hear some whoops that don’t seem close to human, and one rasping cry that really got me interest.

    Like most such recordings, however, I guess you had to be there. I heard some amazing stuff in NM, including a few hours one night of two unknowns yowling and screaming at one another from adjacent hilltops. Divided by a major road. I’ll never forget it.

  3. DWA responds:

    Well, I can’t rule out coyote, I suppose. But sounds more like primate calls than like coyote calls I’ve heard. If only the one call was recorded, that sounds even less like coyote to me.

  4. Dangeruss responds:

    There are no Coyotes on Vancouver Island; I used to live there. There are wolves though.

  5. dconstrukt responds:

    still sounds to me like something small making a loud.. very loud noise.

    hearing it, i can’t believe there is a large 500-900 lb animal making that noise… sorry.

  6. Forest Walker responds:

    I am the founder of the British Columbia Sasquatch Organization . One of my key members caught this recording .
    I can assure you , we have no coyotes on Vancouver Island . We do have Wolves .
    This particular area has been heavily researched by the investigator who recorded this particular recording .
    We have hours (days) of recordings from this spot . The investigator had a possible close encounter one night in this area . The vehicle she was sitting in was approached by something which she did not manage to see only heard . Knocks and a pretty good looking foot print (picture taken) were also seen/heard in this area .
    Initially an area close to this recording spot was first investigated by myself and a fellow investigator back in the late spring-early summer of 2010. We had found several large tracks in a gravel pit going up and over the gravel pit and in to the woods and down toward a river . We lost the tracks once what ever left them walked out of the gravel pit and on to the moss in the forest .

    This recording was in a spot with in 2 klms of the tracks we found a few years prior .

    I had several discussions with the investigator about this recording . We mutually decided to give a copy to John Bindernagel and Cliff Barackman . We also gave Cliff permission to post this recording on his site .

    My final conclusion as to what was recorded …..I’m not sure what it was , the evidence obtained from this area by the investigator working this spot and the evidence obtained by myself a few years prior does point toward a Sasquatch(es) in this area based on the knowledge at hand . Whether or not this sound was a Sasquatch can not be proven beyond a doubt . I reiterate , this evidence coupled with the other evidence from this same area (foot prints , knocks, possible approach and calls ) does give us a strong reason to believe we are in an active Sasquatch area .

    In no way have I come forward or anyone in my organization to say this recording is with out a doubt a Sasquatch . We take our investigations very serious and don’t jump to conclusions .

    Take what you will from this recording . It is exactly what it is .

    Lee
    BCSO



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