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Southern West Virginia’s mountains are seldom silent when the sun sets. Birds call, coyotes howl and insects drone when night arrives, but for the past few months, a Bluefield area family that knows nature’s soundtrack has been hearing something new. It’s a strange howl that sounds almost human at times, and it’s not alone.

When the howl comes from far off in the woods, another seems to reply from the other direction. Puzzled, one woman shared a cellphone recording with organizations including the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) and the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization. The howl was familiar to one man who heard it, and he determined that its most likely source was a Bigfoot, also known as a Sasquatch.

The woman who reported the howling asked that her name and address not be used. She spoke Monday with the Bluefield Daily Telegraph as night fell outside her home and the air grew cool. Sometimes the howling can be heard between 8:45 to 9:15 p.m., and sometimes between 11 p.m. and midnight, she said. Like many of the rural homes in Mercer County, it is near the woods.

No howls were heard that night, but they have been heard off and on for months.

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