Almasti Vocals Likened to Samurai Chatter

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 4th, 2013

Cryptomundian Nescio, Lesley Cox from the UK who provided the Bigfoot Files Episode 3 Summary, made the following observation:

With regards the Russian Almasti and ‘The Bigfoot Files’. One of the interviewees on the programme vocalised some of the noises he’d heard the Almasti make. They sounded remarkably like the Samurai Chatter noises from the Sierras. Quite the coincidence eh?

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

14 Responses to “Almasti Vocals Likened to Samurai Chatter”

  1. chadgatlin responds:

    I have always been intrigued by the Sierra Sounds. One of the things that has stood out to me is that I haven’t heard any fervent dismissal of them. With the PG film there is a guy who says he wore the suit. With Freeman we have a guy with a history of hoaxes, and so on. With the Sierra Sounds, however, I have never heard anyone claim to know what it is, and that is definitely not a Sasquatch. Now maybe that’s out there, and I have just never seen it. But I do think the recordings are interesting.

  2. Ploughboy responds:

    chadgatlin…if you’ve never seen Scott Nelson’s analysis of those recordings, you really owe it to yourself to pull up one of his presentations on the subject of Sasquatch language.

  3. PhotoExpert responds:

    The Sierra Sounds are in a different league compared to the other audio recordings floating about the internet.

  4. chadgatlin responds:

    Ploughboy, thanks for suggesting that. Fascinating stuff, and I haven’t had time to really delve in yet. I do wonder if one could find connections with extinct Native American languages. Of course, I may find in further exploration that someone has already made or dismissed that possibility.

  5. Goodfoot responds:

    Not only did two acoustic labs find the vocalizations were spontaneous, and not electronically produced or reproduced, there is also the fact that the cabin (which I do not think “belonged” to Morehead, but was simply a cabin that had been there for many years, and was used from time-to-time by elk hunters); there is also to consider the fact that this cabin was above 8000 feet in elevation, and was some 8 miles from the nearest trail. At places, said trail is little more than a foot wide, with drop-offs of hundreds of feet to one side. It was certainly not a trip one would undertake lightly.

    The trips would also not have been known to anyone outside the families of Morehead and others who went there. I believe any person inclined to reason would agree hoaxing some armed elk hunters would be a very poor course of action!

    One particular point of the SIERRA SOUNDS has always puzzled and delighted me to the point of laughing out loud: I can’t quote you which cut it’s on, but there are some seconds of rather fevered growling and snorting. There is a very brief pause, and then the (presumed, though at this point we must agree the tapes are authentic) Sasquatch growls, VERY clearly for all to hear: “I’m a BIG woman!”

    Listen for it! See, now I’ve got this huge grin plastered on my face, and I can’t stop…. The Original Bigfoot Standup Comic.

  6. Ploughboy responds:

    Chadgatlin….my pleasure. Nelson is one of the few in this field to whom I assign the highest credibility rating. His military training (Navy) as a crypto-linguist uniquely qualifies him to give his opinions on what is, and what isn’t, on those tapes. He concludes they are clearly a language and not mere random gibberish. Moreover, these recordings found him, he didn’t go looking for them, to hear him tell it.

    One thing he emphasizes is the need to slow down the chatter to be able to understand the phonemes that are being articulated. His supposition is the talkers are debating whether to come to the fire to sample some of the food the campers are offering. At one point, plain (albeit pidgin) English heard, along the lines of. “I see food. Plenty food.” The campers never used the word “food”, at least not on the tape, so this somewhat staggers the mind to consider!

  7. alan borky responds:

    Now tha’s wha’m talkin’ ’bout!

    Still sounds like Scooby Doo dubbed in Japanese or an original cast recordin’ o’ Monkey but if it’s phoney real effort’s been put in an’ the vocal artists’ve practised their interactions for weeks until it’s become second nature to ’em.

    Authentic soundin’ dominance tones authentic soundin’ submissive tones.

    Almost musical rises an’ falls an’ expansion an’ contraction of pauses.

    Rapid switches up an’ down in frequencies an’ violent percussive back an’ forth swerves between adrenalin stressed nasal regions an’ gravel garglin’ tortured opera singers’ deeply cavernous throats to explosively emerge from prognathous jaws shaped like huge hollowed out coconuts.


    If it isn’t Bigfoot then it’s an authentic recordin’ of some obscure regional dialected Yakuza gangs arguin’ over territory jus’ before a big fight broke out.

    10 out o’ 10 for effort!

  8. Goodfoot responds:

    I believe the reason is that these creatures have been listening in on campfire conversations for as long as, well, as long as we crazy “modern” humans have been on the continent. That’s hundreds of years to puzzle out what the funny Pink People have been talking about.

    Which would suggest that, besides English, Spanish, French and American Indian words would have found their way into their vocabularies.

    At least that’s what I believe.

  9. Goodfoot responds:

    I think it’s fascinating that Nelson has found they “step all over” each others’ lines. In other words, when one says or asks something, the other one has formulated his reply, and has begun to speak his reply before the other has finished.

    Which I think at least suggests there’s something akin to a kind of telepathy involved, somehow. How cool is that?

  10. Ploughboy responds:

    Goodfoot…..are you married? LOL… wife and I are fully able to let fly with a contrary response loooong before the other has spoken two words. Telepathy? Well, I guess.

  11. DWA responds:

    I, for one, just wanna say that the confirmation of this animal is gonna be really cool.

    We might find out that some of the things we say about it are actually true. Not betting a percentage, now.

  12. Goodfoot responds:

    Not. No. More.

    Well, maybe not telepathy, but sub-telepathy. There could, I suppose, be frequencies (“sidebands”) that are beyond human frequencies that carry other kinds of information.

    Either or both of these could come in really handy when individuals are separated by large expanses of forest. It makes sense, at least, right, whether or not it’s actually the case? Which begs the question, “what, then, is wood-knocking for?” Maybe even longer distances, like 1-5 miles?

    That’s why we need more recordings, with better equipment, used correctly. I expect fully this is coming down the road.

    But we’ll never understand things like the wood-knocking until we “establish an embassy”, as Thom Powell calls it.

  13. Goodfoot responds:

    Beyond what we can learn about THEM, which I’m sure is a lot to learn, I’m really interested what it can eventually tell us about US! That’s perhaps the biggest possible pay-off, I think.

  14. Ploughboy responds:

    Goodfoot….not outside the realm, granted. Ultra high or low frequencies, can be very useful in a large wilderness expanse. We know elephants are very good at communicating with those on the sub-sonic end of the spectrum.

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