Mysterious screeches in US `may be of Bigfoot`

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.

Updated: Jan 28, 2013, 16:48 PM IST

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," Melba Ketchum, a Bigfoot expert, was quoted 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.

ANI