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 and quantity 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.

We encourage people whom are interested in this endevour to try some of our techniques that we are using to gain additional evidence if you feel that you live near an area of suspected Cryptid activity. While the evidence gathered may not stand as proof by itself we believe that a preponderance of good audio, hair samples, tracks, etc., will eventually reach a level where continuing to ignore the evidence will begin to be more embarassing than the appearance of interest from the Wildlife Biologists or Scientists. On this topic we are holding items that could be tested for DNA if there is anyone interested in putting together another multi-group try at getting DNA results.

If you have had an encounter with a bigfoot or have an encounter after reading this, we would advise to think twice about reporting it to the local authorities. You will likely be disappointed and surprised to find that they seem to be more invested in suppressing this information than they are in assisting you. If there were any injuries involved in the encounter they may call in the Federal agency with jurisdiction in these cases. If you ever wonder what happens if the Feds get involved listen to the 2 excellent shows below regarding how they "clean up" after an incident. If you have seen one of these animals we would like to hear about it. Please click here to send us your sighting report.

Audio Recordings and Research Results:

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.

Wood Knocks and Rock Clacking:

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 Articles:

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.

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.

Over Night Drop Box Audio Recording

These are recording units that we developed to leave in research areas overnight. We refer to them as "Drop Boxes" as the first ones that we used consisted of plastic refrigerator boxes, which have since been replaced by the waterproof hanging platic containers that you see on this page, made by Ritz or Pelican. These are easier to setup and are less conspicuous and take up less space in your backpack. The idea that led us to use these is that we felt like we needed a wide area monitored for return vocals during call blasting. On any given night we may place up to a dozen of these arrayed throughout the research area which allows for Bioacustical canvassing of an area of several square miles. Even though we are using large parabolic dishes we felt that it might be beneficial to have a set of listening posts spread out over a large area in case we had something respond that was a good distance away, say over 300yds. We spread these out over the target area with separations of distance being anywhere from 100yds to as much as a couple of miles. In addition, since most of the time we terminate our operations between 1 and 3AM these will continue to monitor the area for the remainder of the night for anything that would be out of the ordinary for the local fauna. As you will notice in the pictures.... Click here to read more.