Welcome to the TexLa
Cryptozoological Research Website

We are a dedicated group of researchers that are collecting evidence on cryptids with an emphasis on Bigfoot/Sasquatch. Our research area covers East Texas, Southeast Oklahoma and all of Louisiana.

Our mission is to obtain video, audio or physical/biological evidence of sufficient quality to compel the Scientific world to action on a serious effort to document the existence of an indigenous primate living in the United States commonly known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. We are not attempting to harvest a specimen, if one needs to die to prove it exists we are willing to wait for it to do so via natural causes. If you have seen one of these animals or perhaps "manimals" is a better term, we would like to hear about it. Please click here to send us your incident report.

Latest Research Results:

Latest Sighting Report:

Click here to see other sighting reports.

Vocal recordings of interest:

Click here to learn more about these recordings and to listen to more unidentified vocal recordings made over the last several years.

Sample Wood Knocks and Walk-Up recordings:

To listen to more recordings captured over the last two years, visit the Audio Recordings link in the menu at the top of the page.

TexLa How to article: Building small field Microphones

Over the last few years we have had some questions from fellow researchers regarding the microphones that we use with our hanging digital voice recorders. Most want to know where we got them, how much they cost, etc. We were originally buying them off of Ebay for anywhere from $10 to $25 dollars, some of these did a good job and others not so much. Eventually we decided to take one apart so that we could see how they were wired with an aim toward perhaps trying our hand at building some ourselves. It turns out that building them is cheaper than buying if you have the time and the need for more than 2 or 3 mics. After some trial and error with several brands of microphone capsules we finally hit on a good combination of parts to produce quality field recordings. What follows are the part numbers and step by step photos for building your own microphones that when done should cost around $5 each. You will need a soldering gun (preferably with a fine tip), solder, small gauge wire, some heat shrink tubing (for water proofing) and some stereo/mono headphone jacks.

Click here to read the full article on building small field microphones for capturing wild life recordings and potentially some that are undocumented.

TexLa How to article: Long Duration field recorder setup

Most of the audio on this site was recorded on manned trips where a group of researchers were camped within a mile or so of the device. Since we all have day jobs and families to get back to our time that we can dedicate to being in the woods in person is limited to maybe one weekend a month. For a typical researcher spending 14-21 days in the field per year is about all that most are able to invest away from their lives for this pursuit. This is a hard limitation that impacts all research groups (with the possible exception of the Finding Bigfoot crew). What was needed was a device(s) that can be deployed into an area and left for a week or possibly more at a time to gain more results with minimal time investment from the researcher. Basically, we were looking to do the same with audio as one might with a game camera. What follows is one of our current setups to attack this problem. Since audio is the cheapest and easist tool to determine if an area has activity we have been working on ways to collect more of it without having to be in the woods ourselves. This can be accomplished through the use of Digital Voice recorders that have the ability to address a large amount of memory (say 8 gigs or more) and the ability to program a timer so that you are targeting the hours of most activity, say between 8PM to 6AM. An example of such would be the TASCAM DR-03... Click here to read more.