November 17, 2018 at 9:50 am #4676
I ordered this thing for Halloween , but it came too late . This ” instrument ” has baffled archeologists as to exactly the Aztecs used it for . One theory is that it was used for ceremonial rituals , the other theory is that it was used by warriors going into battle to scare their enemy . The warrior theory would definitely work , as the sound this thing makes , is absolutely horrifying ! It sounds like cross between a human screaming in absolute agony , and an animal screaming in a trap , but more like a human . I had fun with it at work , I stood outside the building , and let it go 4 – 5 people went outside to see if somebody was getting killed lol . Animals don’t like it ! It hurts their ears , and seems to frighten them . Dogs back off , cats run with their tails fluffed out , they don’t know what it is . This is a curio , but I’m interested to know what it would sound like in the deep forrest . This thing is loud and horrifying .
November 17, 2018 at 9:57 am #4679
That’s very cool.
The psychological terror value of a gadget like this cannot be overestimated.
November 17, 2018 at 10:01 am #4681
The hawkers around the pyramids near Mexico city had something like that. Sounded like a big cat screeching.
November 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm #4772
Read about it, and checked it how it sounds (on you tube), and I can only imagine how this sounds much better (or worse to listeners) in reality.
Definetly there is use for this in let s say psychological pressure moments.
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November 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm #4779
November 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm #4780
Just checked them out on Amazon. Wow! All over $100! Maybe getting naked, painting myself blue, and running out screaming a Rebel yell would work just as good. 😉
November 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm #4782
Thats too high !!!!!!!!!! , I payed about $30 bucks on eBay . some are cheaper .
November 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm #4803
Oh the fun I could have with my neighbors.
December 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm #6228
The kids would love it! And yes its a psychological weapon and signaling device. Very neat.
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