This post is intended for paranormal investigators, who have experienced the same conundrum during evidence review. The, "what the heck was that!?" moment. I post this because I was getting ready to pull the evidence from our last investigation together, and I was sitting soundly on the fence about one clip.
In the clip you see our two investigators discussing an odd smell. Then at 00:35 you hear an odd wailing noise. We don't appear to hear it, because we make no mention of it. However, it's clearly on the sound recording.
I was confused as to whether the sound was human or animal? I've been fooled by owls before. Their otherworldly calls can sound very like a wail or a moan, especially when filtered through walls. The area around the building we were investigating was heavily wooded, making the owl theory even more likely.
So I did some digging on YouTube, because I didn't want to come away, once again, foiled by a critter of the night. Below are video recordings of both foxes and the great horned owl, the owl I felt most closely matched this particular wailing sound.
Fox calls: Pay attention especially to the section entitled Bark and Scream which begins at 1:38
Great Horned Owl: Note Mr. Owl hoots at around 2:28 in the clip, and if you listen a little before and after you hear a distant owl that appears to be answering him. Notice how close the wailing in the video sounds to the more distant owl.
As I gather evidence, obviously I want all of our time and effort to amount to something, I want it very much. But obviously that something doesn't matter at all if I start labeling owls as paranormal. Paranormal Investigators, please feel free to weigh in on the debate. What is your opinion?
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