A site dedicated to the review and analysis of potential sasquatch vocalizations, Sasquatch Bioacoustic combines techniques from the domains of intelligence collection, audio analysis and bioacoustic studies to examine the evidence of sasquatch through their vocalizations. ~Monongahela

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Collection of Cliff Barackman Clips

Long before we all knew Cliff to be such a brilliant cable star, as he portrays every Sunday evening, I had the pleasure of examining an audio clip that he sent for my opinion. I was very intrigued by that "Will Call Hill" clip and hope I gave Cliff some useful feedback at the time.

From that initial encounter I went on to examine more of the clips Cliff was hosting on his website. In typical fashion I downloaded several of the best clips, and found they not only validate some vocals captured in other locales, but in one instance his audio includes a new vocal type for the sasquatch lexicon, the "yodel". So this post, long overdue, shares four clips that originated in Cliff's collection and demonstrates familiar vocal features, and introduces the all new yodel (which will appear in future audio posts as well).

This video-spectrogram includes four clips, one from Stanislaus National Forest (2005), another from Gifford Pinchot National Forest (2008), the third from Devil's Ridge (2008) and the last from Will Call Hill (2010). In these clips you'll hear long howls with pitches and resonance very similar to the human voice. You'll also hear the typical pitch breaks, falsetto shrieks, whoops, possible wood knocks and a yodel that makes these clips consistent with the other potential sasquatch vocals studied here at Sasquatch Bioacoustic.


  1. Good stuff, very high pitched.....what are the highest frequencies on those Barackman clips BTW?

  2. The highest pitched call would be the falsetto notes in two of those clips, the next highest would be the vocal in the upper soprano range. Notice the numbers along the left hand of the video, those are frequency in Hertz. That gives you a more specific read on each vocal.

  3. Amazing. Thank you for sharing these Monongahela.

    Are yodels a newer vocalization that is recently being noticed or have these been around for a while? I only ask because the first clip says it was recorded in 2005 and I don't think I have heard anything like these anywhere else.

  4. Alli, good question, and the answer is a little bit of both. The yodel-like vocalization has probably been around for a while, likely as long as sasquatch has been around. But it's probably never been described before. My efforts, and those of a few others, may represent the first ever concerted effort to analyze and catalogue sasquatch vocalizations.