As a resident of Northeast Ohio, I’ve usually hiked within the stunning Cuyahoga Valley Nationwide Park on the lookout for clear air, wildlife and spare change. It’s just some hundred toes from my yard, so the latest information of a recording of the howl of a Wild man within the park acquired my consideration … particularly when my analysis led me to an earlier well-known Ohio Wild man recording and to a different attainable supply of the moan … the legendary Ohio Grassman.
The recording was obtained in March 2015 by native Wild man researcher Charlie Web page in an space of the park close to the excessive I-271 freeway overpass on the border of Cuyahoga and Summit counties. Charlie had his recorder on the scenic Hemlock Level and picked up a number of howls from completely different instructions however seemingly from the identical creature. The park is thought for its many caves and is near farms, offering cowl and meals for an elusive Wild man.
The Cuyahoga River valley is house to coyotes, an occasional bear and loads of drunken guests however the howl doesn’t sound like several of these. It sounds extra just like the well-known “Ohio Howl” or “Columbiana Howl” – the primary recognized recording of a attainable Wild man vocalization. That howl has by no means been recognized as a recognized species. Columbiana County is simply 100 miles southeast of the Cuyahoga Valley Nationwide Park.
The howl is also from an Ohio Grassman. The primary Grassman sighting dates again to 1869 in a report a couple of 9-foot-tall bipedal creature that was consuming … do not get forward of me right here … grass and wheat within the considerable Ohio farmlands. Some consultants ultimately determined the Grassman is a separate species from Wildman due to its grass eating regimen (somewhat than apples, despite the fact that Ohio has an abundance of them too) and since it was often seen in teams and had an odor, just like the Skunk Ape of Florida.
Is Charlie Web page’s recording proof that Northeast Ohio is house to a Wild man or a Grassman household? I for one will likely be watching and listening on my subsequent hike. So will the Cleveland Browns who may use some assistance on the road.