Exploring nature and the good outdoors is always fun but the forests of Ontario are just so extensive, we never know what could be lurking as you go deep into the woods. A terrifying Ontario howl video has gone viral in recent days and what you can hear will leave you terrified. Blood-curdling screams and howls can be heard coming from deep into the woods and it's freaking people out as no-one one seems to truly know what it could be.
A Northern Ontario hunter named Gino Meekis posted the video online after recording it on his phone back in October. Meekis lives near Sioux Lookout in and managed to record the bone-chilling sounds as he was out hunting grouse with his wife and grandson.
To put it in perspective, they were located about 45 kilometres away from town, so they'd wandered pretty deep.
"We walked down a trail to see if we can find a bird, and on our way back to the vehicle, it started," said Meekis, per Vice. "When it let out the first scream, I thought it was a moose, but my mind changed when it screamed again and again."
Meekis said the sound lasted for about five minutes, according to The National Post, allowing him to record two videos.
Even Ontario's Ministry of Resources and Forestry is stumped.
"Our biologists say it could be a larger mammal — for example, a wolf — but because it's a considerable distance from the recorder there is no way to know for sure," said the Ministry's Jolanta Kowalski to Vice.
It's just so creepy. That'll haunt us for a while.
And speculation is flying around as to the source of the cries. The good Ontarians of Reddit have put in their two cents to try to figure out what the noise could possibly be.
Some people think it could be a wolf, or even a bear, or maybe something out of the Predator.
If you're wondering, according to the Canadian Encylopedia, a "windigo" (of various spelling) is a mythical being from the folklore of Algonquian-speaking First Nations in North America.
Let's just hope the noises aren't coming from a cannibalistic monster, and instead from a rather overenthusiastic moose, or something.
These are just a few suggestions from a much larger sample size. The most common theory seems to be it may have been an injured or lost wolf.
If that's the case, we now know injured or lost wolves may hella freaky noises.
This isn't the first time such scary noises have been heard in Canada. Four years ago, a similar situation occurred in remote B.C.
Maybe this area of the Northern Ontario forest should be added to any lists of haunted places in Ontario?
For now, all we're left with are these two videos that'll probably haunt our nightmares for a long while.