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Possible Bigfoot ‘Hoots’ Recorded by Campers in Humboldt Redwoods State Park


Faint squatch hoots in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

Listen closely. Did you hear it? Listen closelyer.

That faint hooting sound may be the call of the elusive Sasquatch.

At least that’s what one YouTuber and a Bigfoot expert are claiming after the above video surfaced last week. The video, uploaded on June 21, claims to show a family listening to mysterious sounds echoing through Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

“Me and my family went on a family camping trip along Eel River in one of the state parks,” the description reads. “Around 12:40 a.m. we heard this howling that might as well be a Bigfoot call.”

While the video only has roughly 100 views at this time, it caught the attention of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” host Matt Moneymaker, who also thinks the hooting “might as well be a Bigfoot.”

“Typically, squatch howls [have] longer sustain [than] what [you] hear in this recording,” Moneymaker tweeted about the video. “Beyond that, this does sound like one.”

However, not everyone in the local squatch game is convinced. Avid Bigfoot blogger and friend of LoCO Jamie Wayne isn’t buying it.

“Likely not a Bigfoot,” Wayne said while listening to the recording this morning. “Yeah, that was an owl. A barred owl.”

LoCO also reached out to National and State Parks Supervisory Park Ranger Jeff Denny, who gave a similar response.

“I ran this by three of our wildlife biologists,” Denny said. “All three immediately identified it as a barred owl, a fairly common voice in our coastal redwood forests.”

Matt Moneymaker attempts science.


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