Two researchers record a wood knock response near Bragg Creek, Alberta.
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On Mar 24, 2013 my research partner and I decided to head out to an area near Bragg Creek, Alberta. Our purpose was to test out some new equipment we had purchased and practice using it for future expeditions. We traveled along a trail leading to the northwest, away from a popular hiking area. There was little fresh evidence of other people using the trail, which we determined by the lack of fresh tracks in the snow covered trail.
We felt this was a good direction to head, as there were no people, the elevation rose over the river valley and the forest was thick. We noticed countless tracks of rabbits and deer bordering the trail. As we made our way along we decided to test out the new wooden axe handle we had purchased to make wood knocks. Out first attempt elicited nothing.
So, we continued on and tried again. After making three sharp wood knocks we received 1 knock in reply. This was not an echo of my knocks. I estimate it was about 1 km away from our location. We waited quietly, listening for more knocks or any calls and heard nothing. I tried two more knocks, but again we got no response.
We are not sure if what we heard was a sasquatch responding, but there is a high possibility.
The recording opens with three loud wood knocks made by the witnesses, At 7 seconds, you can hear the distant reponse
The following is just the response amplified in Audacity:
Photo taken during the outing:
(SRA-Andy) I spoke with the witness by phone. The area where she recorded this wood knock would be good sasquatch habitat being the foot hills on the Eastern side of the Alberta Rockies. As with any sound-only event, it is impossible to say that the response was caused by a sasquatch, but the witness was certain that few if any others were in the area and the knock came from an unpopulated direction without trails.