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    'Bloodcurdling' screams on mountain lead to...nothing

    Teams climbing Scotland's Ben Nevis mountain Thursday had their peace shattered by a series of bloodcurdling screams. One team member, Christopher Sleight, says they just knew it had to be a terrible catastrophe and searched, but found nothing. When they ascended, they found other climbers had heard the terrible cries and also stopped to search, but found nothing.

    Lochaber Mountain Rescue stood down a search after also finding nothing. They say no-one has been reported missing on the mountain.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...lands-31550374

    ETA: Anyone, could this possibly have been some kind of mountain bird up that high do you think? Various hunting birds have given me a start with their screams sometimes (not up mountains though. Too high and cold for me).
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    BBC has a whole series of audio programs about bird tweets (I just KNEW they would have!) Including the Snow Bunting that lives on Ben Nevis Mountain. Sadly, I can't make them work on my computer.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k5c63
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    20 things ...you really should know about Ben Nevis

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    To summon help from the mountain, the distress signal is :
    6 whistle blasts or 6 torch flashes in quick succession, repeated after a 1 minute interval.
    But, above all, enjoy The Ben!
    http://www.outdoorcapital.co.uk/expl...bout-ben-nevis

    IF it was someone in need of assistance hopefully they aren't alone & they have a whistle or torch - tho I suppose there would have been a signal by now.

    Strange!

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    Here are different sounds made by the snow bunting from the Audubon Society:

    http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/snow-bunting

    The only call that may be close to a bloodcurdling scream is the harsh scold.
    I had been thinking the sound may have been some type of wild cat.
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    I'm pretty sure it was the 8 year old twins across the street from me.
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    Maybe a yeti or sasquatch type creature
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    I found this site that lists the various wildlife found on Ben Nevis:

    http://www.bennevis.org/glen-nevis/w...and-plantlife/

    Listen to the cry of the red squirrel:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Red_Squirrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcya View Post
    Maybe a yeti or sasquatch type creature
    You may be on to something. I'll bet a yeti stubbed its toe on a rock.
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    Someone looked under a kilt!
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