One of the East’s quietest and most beloved Bigfoot investigators has died. Philip Spencer, 63, a native of Kentucky and author of The Wildman of Kentucky: The Mystery of Panther Rock, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 28, 2014, from heart disease and diabetic complications. In recent years, Spencer had been living in Hampton, Virginia. He was the owner of Back River Productions, a multi media company and the company Memories Of Me, both located in Hampton.
It is with a very sad heart that I have to announce the passing of a very dear friend and fellow researcher, Philip Spencer. He was one of the original Bigfoot researchers in Kentucky with whom I owe a ton gratitude of thanks to. I’ve learned a wealth of knowledge from this amazing and wise friend. For over 20 years he investigated Bigfoot reports in Kentucky along with other mysterious creatures. He was an honest, fun-loving man who could tell “the best” campfire stories around! The first time I met him for lunch in Anderson County, it was astonishing how many people came up to him and gave him a huge hug! I could tell right away how much he was loved. Philip passed away by his partner’s side, Kat, in his home this morning. He is survived by his two sons, Chris and Travis, along with precious grandchildren, Ben and Christina. Philip, buddy, you will be sorely missed. I hope you’re able to explore this new dimension of your life. Squatch on partner, squatch on!!!
This is a difficult time for his partner Kat, and our entire family. His loss was sudden and even still it hasn’t completely sunk in. One thing that makes this situation a bit more tolerable is the unbelievable amount of posts, letters, messages, emails and so on, that have come in during this trying time. Seeing the amount of people that cared about my dad is… it’s really hard to put into words. Our family loved him dearly and we all know that of one another, but seeing ALL of these people taking the time to say something positive about him is truly incredible.