Mysterious screeches in US state 'may be of Bigfoot'

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 11:04 hrs

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.

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