Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 24th, 2009
See “Comments” section. A Carter Farm supporter makes a ridiculous and distracting claim about the “Neighbor” emails, saying they are faked.
In October 2006, Cryptomundo posted about the Carter Farm in Tennessee, the site of supposedly frequent contacts between “Bigfoot-type” creatures and members of or relatives of the “Carter family.”
Previously investigated with negative findings by my brother Jerry D. Coleman, who lives in Tennessee, the reaction, as expected, was not pleasant from friends of the Carters. Mary Green even called for us, at one point, to pull down Will Duncan’s photo that supported the Carter’s point-of-view. Go figure.
Illustrating an alleged encounter: Janice meeting Fox in house’s basement, April 2002. Click to make the Bigfoot image even bigger.
Jerry D. Coleman’s "A Carter Farm Investigation gives his insights.
Gerry Bacon shared his own photos of the "farm" and the invisible mountains in the background.
Now on June 19, 2009, Cryptomundo has received a communique from one of the neighbors in the “Carter farm” area. It is very illuminating.
The internet is a funny thing. Items can exist on the web for years and years, unread by folks who may have deep knowledge of some facts. Then a person can stumble across info that may be evidence of a level of discussion about an issue that strikes so close to home, it can be a surprise to the reader. This appears to be the case behind the following comment, given here in 2009 about a posting from 2006:
OMG, I was browsing the internet and came upon this entire Carter farm fiasco.
I live about 1 mile from what is left of the Carter farm, and I can assure you that these photos ARE NOT photos of the Carter farm. These are photos of the Keith Toomey farm.
The only remaining parcel of land owned by a Carter family member is 2.5 acres that are owned by Lila R Carter, Janice’s sister. It consists of two ruster trailers, and a barn that is falling down. The place is so nasty, but Lila, her children and her boyfriend live there. Look folks, these [Russian and some American] researchers did not go to the neighbors and speak to any of us. I know.
I have lived on this road for 15 years, and my husband was born and raised here. We own a farm of 78 acres, and there are no creatures anywhere in this area that Janice Carter claims . Never have been. We have cattle, and have never lost one head by mysterious means. Some of you have hit on what really goes on.
No one in the community has anything to do with what is remaining of the Carter family. And it is not because of these lies they make up to get attention. As a matter of fact, today is the first time I had any knowledge of these stories. People do not have anything to do with them because they are nasty [characterization deleted]. Janice and her sister have been on welfare all of their adult lives. Neither of them have ever been married, but have seven children between them.
I am shocked and disgusted by what I have been reading on the internet today. I cannot believe that all of this has been going on for so long, and no one in this community other than the man that Janice and her uncle sold there part of the family farm to [knows].
I know this by reading other articles. His name is Dale Philpott, which is one of two of the people that own most of the farm property on this road. The other owning the most farm property is myself and my husband. There are small wooded areas scattered about, but no dense woodlands. Most of this property on this road is open farmland. ~ kd37354, June 19, 2009, AM.
Added comment, later:
If you are the brother of the gentleman that came to this community to research these tall tales, then he gave a very accurate description of what was the Carter farm. The house is in a state of disrepair, and there are now two rusted trailers, as well as a small barn that is falling apart, and garbage, rusted and junked cars, and poor starving animals, many that are on chains, and we can hear them being beaten and abused.
We have several head of cattle, and have been out at every hour during the night in the course of the years, and have never seen or heard anything that Janice claims is out here.
I cannot believe that this has been going on for years, and that we are just now finding out about all of the lies that the Carter women have spun for years….I was not being unkind in my description of Janice. Just accurate. ~ kd37354, June 19, 2009, PM.
Photographic recreation by Russian investigators of Janice Carter’s alleged incident when she said she pulled out hair from “Fox’s” hand when giving him some garlic, March 2004. This montage was made using a photograph of Carter in the same dress and position as then. After the first attempt of drawing this meeting, she corrected it several times until it achieved similarity to how she remembered it. Click on photo to make it larger.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.