In the Shadows – Audio surveillance of Bigfoot

 Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center places audio recorders around an area to catch vocalizations

If Bigfoot screams in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, did it actually happen? Well, it did when the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center placed audio recorders around the area to catch such vocalizations.

Taking anywhere between six to 12 small audio recorders and spreading them about an area, researchers are able to record for up to three days continuously for any vocalizations or other noises.  Hidden in waterproof drop boxes, some hidden high up in trees, these recorders are a valuable asset to Bigfoot Researchers in the field.

During one expedition south of Stilwell, audio recorders captured a gate being opened and the chain holding it closed dropped against the metal post.  Earlier, a possible “Bigfoot” was spotted twice at the same gate with a thermal, this gave the researchers what is called “corroborated evidence” that the “Bigfoot” may have learned how to open the gates to pass through to other areas of the location.

A second expedition nearly five miles north of the gate opener audio location, had a recorder that after being placed and the researchers went down the trail back to camp, nearly a dozen wood knocks from different directions were recorded, starting about five minutes after the researchers had left it.  Speculation was that the Bigfoot in the area was signaling to each other that the coast was clear, the pink hairless beings were still moving away.

Parabolic listening devices are also used, giving the recorders the ability to record audio from long distances away. Some with parabolic bowls that measure a foot across upwards of four feet across that can listen to audio upwards of two or three miles away. Hooking an audio recorder up to the parabolic also allows for recording what is heard, and leaving these units on the side of a mountain overlooking valleys, it literally picks up all the audio for miles. 

This allows researchers to cover huge areas of the woods while sitting around a campfire back at camp, not forcing them to sit the entire time out in the woods and having to listen non-stop.  Usually, a 10 to 15 square mile can be covered by technology during expeditions, and even long-term research projects can be conducted by leaving the recorders in place for days, allowing the researchers to go home while the audio is being recorded on the recorders.

You can visit the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center’s website and forums to listen to audio recorded from the field.