Howling and screams,
not a sighting.The reader should be aware, that "sounds"
heard by informants are not necessarily from sasquatches and can usually
be attributed to something else. I don't usually upload 'strange sound'
reports for this reason unless the witnesses or informant actually saw
a creature make the sound being reported. In this case, the reported strange
sounds could have been anything. Bobbie Short
My son and I dredge for gold for a hobby. We have a claim on Cottonwood
Creek about 1-1/2 miles west of Platina (Shasta County), California. My
aunt has 10 acres with a house on Cottonwood Creek and our claim is on
the adjacent BLM land. Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 9 West, M.
D. M., County of Shasta, State of California. West 1100 feet, more or
less from the Northeast Corner of Section 19, where the North line of
said section intersects the Middle Fork of Cottonwood Creek, approximately
1.5 miles west of Platina.
One August night three
years ago, we heard strange howling and screams. We have never been able
to positively identify the source. I have heard mountain lions before.
It did not sound like a lion. And I have heard a lot of different noises
that bears make and I don't think it was a bear. My son and I have smelt
awful "gamie" stenches at different times - day and night. The
last time I smelled that odor was about midnight on Saturday of Memorial
Day weekend - our last visit to the claim. That night we also heard something-large
step on an occasional large branch on the ground that would snap loudly.
We were not able to
locate where the noise was coming from. We were sleeping in the back of
a pickup and it was breezy that night. When I would smell the animal,
it would be a strong smell like it was nearby, and I would shine the flashlight
all around but couldn't see anything. We have thought these "occurrences"
to be bear signs. But recently I was surfing the web and listened to some
of the recordings reported to be Bigfoot howls and screams. They sounded
remarkably close to what we have heard, yet not exactly the same.