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Old 05-10-2022, 07:19 AM
 
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Tasmanian Devils, while they themselves are adorable ~ the sounds they make are pretty scary.
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Old 05-10-2022, 03:20 PM
 
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I'm putting in a vote for the red fox. They can sound like a screaming woman, and it's very disconcerting if you don't know what you're actually hearing.
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Old 05-11-2022, 09:39 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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That's no raptor, that description sounds like the noises made by a disgruntled Great Blue Heron lifting off at night when it has been disturbed. They are capable of being much quieter but they hate being disturbed at night and they go all dinosaur and let the whole world know exactly how angry they are when they take off into flight at night. Try finding some audios online of Great Blue Herons lifting off or roaring like a Tyrannosaurus Rex when they're angry.
Thanks! I just listened to some audios of Great Blue Herons & that guttural below did sound similar but it didn't match what I heard. What I heard had a scream that lasted between 5-10 seconds & seemed to shake my house windows. It was like how the Herons sound, combined with a sustained, piercing scream. Hard to describe.

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Could be a cryptid.

Here's a link if you're interested in the subject:
https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Thunderbird
Yes, I was in contact with a cryptozoologist from the UK who said the same thing back in 2009. I was skeptical at first, thinking that "Thunderbirds" were Native American mythology, until I started thinking comparatively, regarding what I saw & heard, compared to the "legends".

"The bird who's wings make the sound of thunder." That's actually exactly what it sounded like. A rushing wind sound (like prayer flags during a storm) & then a percussive boom, that I could actually feel in my ears. I can actually understand how the stories of the Native American's evolved to say that Thunderbird brings thunderstorms. Back before Europeans came & settled North America, when animals by far outnumbered humans, having a few of what I saw launching off of a cliff would sound like thunder in the distance & if they were circling overhead, it would indeed darken the skies. I doubt "lightning coming from their eyes" was accurate but what I saw flew at night & simple tapetum lucidum (eyeshine) could explain what might look like "flashes" of light in the sky.

Thankfully, multiple recent sightings in Alaska are helping to quell my worries that what I saw was "paranormal" or that I was having a random, unprecedented combination of visual & auditory hallucinations, lol.
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Old 05-11-2022, 11:34 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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For pure eerie, you can't beat whale song. it sounds like something extraterrestrial.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WabT1L-nN-E
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Old 05-11-2022, 03:36 PM
 
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Tasmanian Devils, while they themselves are adorable ~ the sounds they make are pretty scary.
You mean when they say, “Turkey surprise?” ????
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Old 05-11-2022, 09:49 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Tasmanian devils get their name from the creepy, evil sounds they make.

Kookaburras sound evil to me as well.

Spotted hyenas are definitely creepy when they do their vocalizations especially when they are in large groups.

But of all the creepy animal sounds, I think parrots take the cake. Sure they can be cute and funny, but also downright scary. Imagine hearing this alone in the woods at night:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQX-zkWT7wc

And this one is legit acting/sounding possessed:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6GecY2JcdUI
In defense of the parrots, that's creepy noises humans taught them. They're just imitating ugly human sounds!
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Old 05-13-2022, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I've never been exposed to coyotes before until I moved to Tucson, yes, I live in Midtown, the inner city, but they travel this far into town from the nearby Catalina Mountains, I've even seen them in the parking lot of the shopping center across the street, early evenings.

First time I heard them I thought it was human beings making those eerie screaming noises, until a neighbor told me it was coyotes, that run in packs.

We even get javelina's into our community, but I don't believe they make any noise at all.
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Old 05-19-2022, 12:04 AM
 
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Fowler's Toad makes a sound like someone screaming, so we always call it the Screaming Toad. It is very loud and the sound carries far. I have heard stories of people being convinced someone was being injured and trying to figure out where the injured person was. It just so happens that the Fowler's Toads around here started their screeching mating song a few nights ago:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJKXKfqHpdg
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Old 05-22-2022, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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I'm putting in a vote for the red fox. They can sound like a screaming woman, and it's very disconcerting if you don't know what you're actually hearing.
Not if you tickle them.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVqhnsHOo2U
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Old 06-29-2022, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Australia
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When I go out into the Aussie bush I sometimes hear Male Kangaroos vocalising when they are mating.
It is the most guttural, spine chilling sound in the dark.
One could imagine a Demon was wholly displeased

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf-S...PopularCulture
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