The Sounds of the Unseelie

A while back, I was watching an episode of Paranormal State titled “Shapeshifter” which included a segment where they captured some very unusual sounds from a woods in Maine.   On the show, they concluded that the sounds were possibly related to an entities known to Native Americans as  “coyote the trickster” which could easily be their version of unseelie.  I had Mr E look at the episode today and here’s our conversation where he gives us his impressions:

NL:  Did you hear enough to know what that is?

Mr E: Yes, I know exactly what that is. They are not very friendly creatures, they are a type of unseelie that lives in the woods–they are very savage creatures

NL: So, are they getting through the veil?

Mr E: They are either getting through the veil or they are somehow able to talk through the veil.

These are very aggressive creatures, they are very warring and they are very angry.  They sound like they have been stirred up by something or someone.  It’s as if someone has gone into the lion’s den and poked one of  them with a stick -that’s basically the reaction you are hearing. This is the noise they make when they are very upset and they are going to retaliate in whatever way they can figure out to do it.

NL: I think this may have had something to do with misuse of the land, etc.

Mr E:  I would definitely say yes, it is the unseelie.  You know, as a small child, a wee child growing up elven,  we are taught to avoid these creatures because we hear them all the time.  “Oh, they’re upset about something in that direction, I’ll be riding off in this direction instead,” you know.  You learn to respect them in a way…

NL:  Like staying away from a hornet’s nest? So…they’ll be okay unless you do something to make them mad?

Mr E:  Right, but it’s very easy to upset them, you know. They are also very intelligent and that makes it much more difficult to avoid them.

Here is a brief clip taken from Paranormal State with the sounds of the unseelie on it:

Note: I know there are varying opinions about the validity of Paranormal State in general but  I do think the sounds they recorded were genuine.

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  1. KALVIN February 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I wonder how you can kill them!

  2. KALVIN February 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    What are they called and how can you kill them?

  3. Athidal February 13, 2010 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Kalvin, don’t you think that’s a rather unseelie sort of remark? It sounds like you want to go out and pick a fight.

  4. Brenda February 13, 2010 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Whu would you want to know how to kill them???

  5. dante February 13, 2010 at 9:54 am - Reply

    just avoid them…and bring them to the light!

  6. Faecat February 13, 2010 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I think the sound of the unseelie is more like a laughter. Wicked laughter. I don’t like it. It sends chills down my spine.

  7. rocio88 February 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    I love paranormal state ill remember that if i ever hear them

  8. Kassandra February 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Ok that’s so cool my dad and i watch that show but i haven’t saw that one yet

  9. Angie February 15, 2010 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Holy Shit, That is creepy, but effing awesome, its weird to think that there is more to this world than what we realise.

  10. FallenAngel February 15, 2010 at 6:36 am - Reply

    that sounded realy scary
    i would not like to bump into one of them, do they kill humans?

  11. Cindy February 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    what do they look like?

  12. ILov3Clay February 17, 2010 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Hey I heard of this kind of sound back at home. It was really loud. I did told Jordan about this story before in the New Forum section. My house is located near the forest area. My next door neighbor has a garden but they took off all the flowers there. Thats the day I heard that EXACT SOUND. Weird.. Ofcourse I ran to my parents room because the sound nearly broke my eardrum

  13. lovestheFae February 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I just heard them on that clip….scary stuff….

  14. Feredir February 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    now that was a lttle creepy

  15. kitty February 24, 2010 at 12:40 am - Reply

    have you ever thought of the possibility that 11:11 phenonom is connected with the veil? maybe once enough people awaken the veil to the faerie and elven world will be lifted?

  16. Elyssa February 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    lolz they sound like evil monkeys, but that sound kinda freaks me out

  17. ILov3Clay February 27, 2010 at 4:58 am - Reply

    lol Evil Monkeys. How does Unseelie’s look like. Maybe they do look like evil monkeys O_O

  18. kitty March 6, 2010 at 12:32 am - Reply

    ohh are you guys going to do a post on elves soon? :O like general things about what elves do i the faerie realm? are they friends with the fae?

    • Natalie Lynn April 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Hey Kitty,

      Elves are in the faery realm and are fae themselves. If you mean are they friends of pixies, I would say sort of. They appreciate them, are nice to them, but they don’t usually interact with each other very much.

  19. SirZachary March 6, 2010 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Cell always wants to pick a fight

  20. Uapa March 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    That’s scary! :-S
    I know it’s stupid, but I think I’ll need company to go to sleep (blush) :-$

  21. JERRY March 29, 2010 at 7:18 am - Reply

    that scare me!¡!¡!¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡

  22. Angelolater May 19, 2010 at 9:27 am - Reply

    what i heared is fake

    i think there are only two types of energies…good and bad (angelological terms for) angels and demons..and those can take many forms…for my the elves are just angels and nothing more..
    the orcs are fallen that is inspired somehow from the bible!

    i wish you well!

    • Natalie Lynn June 13, 2010 at 10:27 am - Reply


      So….what are humans then, angels or demons? I don’t think it is actually that simple and the elves do not agree that they are angels–at least Mr E doesn’t. Thanks for your comment though.

  23. someone June 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    what is the veil?

  24. goldenguardian June 21, 2010 at 1:11 am - Reply

    okay, i heard laughing.., then it turned into a primal rage kind of yell…, then it turned into kind of an angry, upset whining sound. yeah definitely not happy.

    i live close to some woods, and i don’t believe I’ve ever heard this before, though I’ve heard dogs barking that weren’t there…. which is weird, could it be related to anything like this?

  25. Laura July 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I wan to keep an open mind to everything, and I really want to believe that this particular recording is real, but don’t you think that if it was the people who recorded this would be freaking out more? Were they listening to a recording or were they actually there listening to this? I’m very intimately acquainted to spirit, but even I would be running in the opposite direction if I heard that while walking in the woods at night. Even if they were only listening to a recording, I’d think that we’d at least be hearing, “Oh my God” or “What the heck?” Not a calm “What do you think that is?” I don’t trust Paranormal State.

  26. ashley September 2, 2010 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    i agree with Laura, i do believe in fae and all things of that sort. but i dont think these kinds of shows are very reliable. they could have easily recorded some people making those noises…. and, if i heard that… i wouldnt just be saying “oh what is that?” i would be freaking out and get out of there, because those voices do not sound friendly…

  27. PumpkinCider October 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    that scared me. Really really scared me. I got a chill down my spine and I FREAKED.

    And Ashley, If these people were scientists, they would say;”Oh what is that? Lets investigate and try not to die!” lol ^^

  28. Fae December 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    What exactly are unseelie what do they look like what are they capable of what would be a definition of them

  29. Jenna December 29, 2010 at 12:28 am - Reply

    This is my opinion:

    I think that this noise may be real because scientists whats to show you the world stuff that you do not know so they would want to record it and they wouldnt want to show that their afraid on TV so they want to discover something that man-kind never discovered so this may be real because scientist have experienced scarier stuff than this

  30. sum January 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    hey natalie, i would like to know if you’ve seen
    an unseelie before,or ask Mr. e. i would like to know more its really interesting! ^ ^

  31. Alice January 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    i really dont like that sound, it just sends chills down my spine.

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