The Texas Bigfoot Research Center
The Texas Bigfoot Research Center - WOTS February's Award Winner, Plus Their Personal Sighting by: Craig Woolheater firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.texasbigfoot.com/
*Editor's Notation: I would like to congratulate the Texas Bigfoot Research Center and their wonderful website, this site is very professionally done without all the whistles and dings..It's very easy to move around their site and to read throughout their database. I know that you will love some of these sighting stories but in Craig's own words he tells us below about this wonderful organization, along with a sighting he had.
The Texas Bigfoot Research Center's membership is growing at a dramatic rate, and our research efforts have more than tripled over the last year. Through extensive field studies we have been successful in learning many of these animals behavioral patterns.
With hard work, and determination we have discovered what we feel is the best approach to the study of these incredibly elusive animals. Considering we are dealing with an animal whose behavioral patterns have yet to be documented; the sharing of ideas and hypothesis between our researchers is key to our success.
It is the Texas Bigfoot Research Center's goal to venture into the study, observation and documentation of these animals' behavioral patterns in their natural habitat. Our research is conducted in a "totally benign" fashion, and in the least intrusive way possible. Our goal is not the killing of a specimen, but the study of living animals in their natural habitat. Our goals reach beyond the task of the taking of a specimen, to the providing of pertinent information about these animals behaviors to mainstream science.
Visual observation at this point, is proving to be the most difficult facet of our research. While visual contact has been made on rare occasions, it has only been for a fleeting moment each time. We are, however, attempting to video, and photograph one or more of the animals through the placement of remote infrared motion sensing cameras, and other methods which have yet to be disclosed.
The recording of vocalizations is proving to be one of the less difficult parts of our research. At this time, we have been successful in recording many different vocalizations; enough so, that deciphering the apparent meaning of some of the different sounds has become possible.
Identifying and recording the travel routes of these animals has been accomplished through extensive field research, as well as investigation of reports submitted by eyewitnesses. We are currently involved with ongoing investigations in several areas where a cluster of reports have come in.
Our researchers are aware that the only way to "prove" these animals' exist is by the taking of a specimen. We believe that after the initial specimen has been obtained, be it a body, bone or other "hard evidence," the next logical step for the scientific community will be to locate a group of these animals to study.
The goal at that point, certainly will be to have a group of these animals sufficiently comfortable with the nearby presence of trusted humans, so a "voluntary" study of their behavioral patterns and habits might be made.
Just a Glimpse of WHAT?
My wife and I were driving back to Dallas from New Orleans Memorial Day, 1994. We were about 2 hours out of New Orleans and it was around 11:30 PM or so. It was a dark and moonless night. We were on a deserted, unlit 2 lane road. There was a shallow ditch off to the right of the road. This then leveled out and about 20 feet from the road went into a swampy, wooded area. As we were traveling at about 75 mph, we saw a large figure off to the right, about 10 feet off the road. It was about 7 ft. tall, hairy and slumped forward. In the illumination of my headlights it looked grayish. It was traveling in the same direction as we were, so we only saw the backside. We looked at each other and at the same time said "Did you just see what I saw?". I wanted to immediately turn around and go back, but she refused. We were in my Isuzu Amigo and the soft top was rolled up, so I understand her apprehension.
My theory is that we are dealing with an elusive animal. Not a monster, missing link, shape-shifter from another dimension, nor an extraterrestrial. I realize that it will take a body to prove it to mainstream science, but our group is not out to kill a specimen, but to study, observe and document these animal's behavioral patterns in their natural habitat. I definitely believe we are dealing with a primate of some sort. We have a molecular biologist that will be doing DNA sequencing on hair samples that we have. I believe that these animals don't migrate, but they do have a good size home range, probably 40 square miles for a family unit.
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