A man who never held back is gone.
Gerry Bacon, 59, died on May 25, 2014, after losing his battle to liver cancer. He will be missed by a multitude and is being called a “wonderful man” by many.
As the moderator for years of the rough and ready, youthful Cryptozoology.com forum, Bacon’s league of friends and foes grew year by year. The forum members loved that Bacon’s thoughts were straightforward and clear.
Bacon was a good buddy to many folks, including to my brother Jerry D. Coleman of Tennessee, with whom he did fieldwork. (May 25th is the anniversary of my brother Jerry Dale’s loss of his son Jerry Denton to SIDS, thus now a doubly sad day.)
My first impression was that I wouldn’t need three years of study here, since the entire property could be completely gone over, nearly to the inch, in one day. I’ve done it with forty acres of pure woodland, no fields to gloss over. My second impression, if you want, was that we have the Jerry Springer section of Madisonville here.This is some beautiful country but, for TN, relatively flat and very open. Yes, there are some creek beds running through but all in all, this is considered open farm country. The Carter farm is surrounded by beautiful homes until you get to the Carter homestead itself. Compared to the surrounded homes, it’s a blight area.I’m truly curious about Mary Green’s assertion that she saw some Bigfoot coming down a mountain. If she’s referring to the nearest true mountains there, they’re too far away, not just a mile or two but several, maybe ten or more miles. It’s been thought by believers that Fox and company stay in those mountains and come to the farm at night, which seems truly odd to me since they would have to cross so many other farms to get to the Carter farm.I’ve always said that there is no need for huge tracts of wilderness to harbor Bigfoot but the Carter farm seems to be mainly huge fields. And they were not just recently cleared. And the assertions by some that the Carter farm has been cleaned up makes me wonder just how nasty it must have been before, as it is truly a junk heap even now.There is no way any self respecting Bigfoot is going to travel miles of open land for a plate of leftover food. There is no way Bigfoot is going to cavort on the Carter land without all the neighbors seeing it. If Philpott spends his afternoons bird hunting through the fields, he would have seen evidence. To the best of our knowledge, he hasn’t.I see some interesting, Jerry Springer type fodder for discussion here but I damn sure don’t see any possibility of Bigfoot being in this area. ~ Gerry Bacon, Source.
In April 2014, Gerry Bacon posted the above photograph with the caption, “Three of my favorite things in life.”
My deep condolences to Gerry Bacon’s family, my brother, Lee Murphy and all of Gerry’s many friends.
(I was in the hospital again, several days late this spring, after the second of my recent operations on May 22nd. I apologize for having been unaware of Gerry Bacon’s passing until I was informed by Lee Murphy late yesterday, and wrote this tribute of Mr. Bacon, immediately. Just fact-checking some info today. Your comments and critiques are appreciated, if I got something wrong or you wish to share how you remember him.)