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

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    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-highlands-islands-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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  3. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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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
     
  4. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    20 things ...you really should know about Ben Nevis

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    http://www.outdoorcapital.co.uk/explore/ben-nevis/20-things-to-know-about-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!
     
  5. Indy Anna

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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.
     
  6. charminglane

    charminglane Helcat!

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    I'm pretty sure it was the 8 year old twins across the street from me.
     
  7. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a yeti or sasquatch type creature :rolleyes:
     
  8. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    You may be on to something. I'll bet a yeti stubbed its toe on a rock. :lol:
     
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    Someone looked under a kilt!
     

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