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.
First Published: Monday, January 28, 2013, 16:48