Washington: The mysterious Bigfoot - the elusive hairy giant of legend - who is a tabloid hero and news diversion is back in the headlines and this time not for foot prints, grainy video or sightings but for audio.
A recording that was given to the Oregonian newspaper captured high-pitched shrieks and roars from a swampy area in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, a Bigfoot hot spot for decades.
People living in the area said they've been hearing the strange cries in the night since November.
"These are not just animals, these are a type of people," ABC News quoted Melba Ketchum, a Bigfoot expert, as saying.
Some suggest it could be a young Bigfoot that got lost calling out for his fellow Bigfoots.
One alternate theory for the high pitched shrieks is that they could be the screams of local foxes.