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Sounds of Sasquatch (Bigfoot) -- Are you kidding?

Subject: Sounds of Sasquatch (Bigfoot) -- Are you kidding?
From: "Bernie Krause" bigchirp1
Date: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:25 am ((PDT))
About 15 years ago, when I still had the Audio Forensic Center, I was more =
or less gainfully employed doing audio tape analysis, gun shots recording w=
ork, and voice print analysis for the Federal and State court systems as an=
 expert witness, I got a request from a group living in N. California calle=
d, I think, the Big Foot Project. They hired me to do an analysis on hours =
of tape they claimed they=92d recorded of the great beastie=92s dulcet voic=
e. And they offered a shit-load of money to have the analysis done, even th=
ough I cautioned them that most likely, we=92d get no result.

At no small expense, because they we so persistent, I did the work. Turned =
out that they had created a terrible, over-dubbed tape with 3 or 4 layers o=
f signal, some recorded in the outside at dawn that they claimed was record=
ed at around midnight, overdubbed with someone repeatedly saying something =
like, =93Come here, big boy.=94 No kidding, stuff like that. And in the bac=
kground, obvious human grunts closely mic=92d, they claimed was the great v=
ision, himself. With each successive layer of recording, you could detect t=
races of different 60Hz tracks introduced (typical of most tape recordings =
of the era), also various levels of tape hiss with each pass. Remember, thi=
s was submitted to me as proof of their encounter with Big Foot. The tape w=
as so bad, that at some point, after finding clear evidence of over 200 edi=
ts/overdubs, I was embarrassed and just handed them back their box of tapes=
, most of their money, and only billed for about 10% of my time. To say thi=
s was all faked, is a bit of an understatement.

If folks need to believe in this kind of horsy manure in order to fill thei=
r lives with some kind of meaning or drama, then so be it. Please, however,=
 just don=92t lay this kind of crap on others.

For what it=92s worth,
Bernie Krause

On Jul 15, 2014, at 2:46 PM, Curt Olson  [naturerecor=
dists] <> wrote:

> I got dragged down this road a couple years ago in a brief e-mail exchang=
e with a Sasquatch hunter who claimed he heard one on my website. Nope... w=
hat he heard was a winnowing snipe.
> He pointed me to a track on SoundCloud that purported to be a Sasquatch v=
ocalization captured in Minnesota north of Duluth. Nope again... it was not=
hing more than a very poor job of audio fakery.
> Curt Olson
> ------------------------------------
> Posted by: Curt Olson <>
> ------------------------------------
> "While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
> sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.
> ------------------------------------
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