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Sasquatch calling contest held in New York

Posted on Saturday, 13 April, 2019 | Comment icon 35 comments

Can you make a sound like Bigfoot ? Image Credit: PD / RyanMcGuire
One of the world's strangest sports sees participants compete to make the most convincing Bigfoot call.
ESPN is well known for its global sports coverage, however this particular event - which took place in Whitehall, New York recently - has got to be a contender for most bizarre of them all.

The town itself is certainly no stranger to reports of Sasquatch with several police officers having seen or heard something unusual in the area over the last few decades.

Retired officer Brian Gosselin had a particularly memorable encounter with the creature one night in 1976 when he cast his spotlight on a large, hulking beast which stood around 8ft tall, had long limbs similar to those of an orangutan and a set of piercing red eyes.

After a few seconds the creature let out an immense roar of intense volume before stomping off in to the undergrowth, emitting additional loud roars as it went.

Fast-forward 40 years and now Whitehall's annual Sasquatch calling competition is giving Bigfoot fans the opportunity to emulate the sound Gosselin heard that night for the chance to win a cash prize.

As the video below shows, however, making such a sound is not quite as easy as it seems.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #26 Posted by Seti42 on 13 April, 2019, 20:40
Funny. But how is this a sport? A contest, sure...But not a sport. There's no athleticism involved.
Comment icon #27 Posted by DanL on 13 April, 2019, 23:40
Nowadays a "sport" is mostly anything that you do outside. Very few people are familiar with the range of sounds that even common animals are capable of.  Deer are normally pretty quite as are rabbits but they can get loud and if you have not heard it before it can be shocking. Deer will suddenly squeal in an effort to make something that they see but are uncertain of to try and make it move. The first time one snuck up on me and did that I almost jumped out of my tree stand! When a rabbit is scared or injured the can scream and it sounds a lot like a little girl.  We have tree frogs in Texas ... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by Habitat on 14 April, 2019, 0:57
Where i live, PC caught up with the Dwarf Throwing Competition, and the Beer Belly Competition. Gone to history.
Comment icon #29 Posted by DanL on 14 April, 2019, 18:49
Drat!! I always wanted to go to a professional dwarf tossing event!! All the really good sports get banned!!
Comment icon #30 Posted by the13bats on 14 April, 2019, 20:06
you never know who is okay with something and who is gonna get offended, 100% of the unique people who were sideshow performers i had the honor to meet were of the mind, they liked doing that better than handouts and living assisted, many would say, exploited? look at my bank account. a number of years back i was booked for the tunes at a daytona bikeweek midget wrestling event, the wrestlers were great guys loved the show life but i know other small people who that greatly offends. you just never know.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Myles on 15 April, 2019, 0:29
It's cool that they do this.  Just as a fun thing.   I'm sure most of the people know Bigfoot does not exist.   But it looks like everyone is having fun.   Good for them.
Comment icon #32 Posted by stereologist on 15 April, 2019, 2:26
A friend of  mine was king of the keg toss. It was a college event that now gone away. Love live the champions
Comment icon #33 Posted by Stephen61 on 19 April, 2019, 9:20
How do you know what kind of sound a bigfoot makes? If it already exists.
Comment icon #34 Posted by esoteric_toad on 19 April, 2019, 10:01
Here's how:  
Comment icon #35 Posted by openozy on 19 April, 2019, 14:54
Yowwwwwweeeeee, I win, where's the prize?

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