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David Mann Report on Carter Case
On Friday, December 13, 2002, I met David Mann in Overton County Tennessee at an open meeting for bigfoot researchers hosted by myself, Susan and Raymond Bilbrey, Kisal, Joseph Bell, Stan Sosnowski, Paul and Janice Coy, Gene and Michelle McCauley, Mike Ogletree, Jeff Teagle, Rodney and Sherry Malin, Sherry Ferrell, and others in Tennessee who regularly conduct bigfoot research. We had attendees from Alabama, Kentucky, Oregon, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, and others from Tennessee. Jerry O., a bigfoot researcher from Iowa and his son Kevin, who is also into serious bigfoot research, were among other honored guests who attended.
I knew that David Mann had to be very serious about bigfoot research or he would not have came all the way from Oregon to join us. David is knowledgeable in many fields, such as thermal imaging, wildlife and wilderness interests, and bigfoot research, and a myriad of other interest and talents he holds. He was helpful and nice enough to demonstrate to everyone at our Tennessee gathering his thermal imaging equipment and how it worked and ways in which it could be used, not just for bigfoot research alone. It helped us all to understand the intricacies of such extremely expensive equipment while he demonstrated the units capabilities.
At one point during the outing, David expressed an earnest desire to join with our team of bigfoot researchers that were investigating Janice Carter Coy's case in East Tennessee. David and others had picked up their copies of "50 Years with Bigfoot: Tennessee Chronicles of Co-Existence" that weekend as it had just been released. Will Duncan, Janice Coy, Joseph Bell, Stan Sosnowski, and myself talked at length with David at various times during the weekend and we all felt like he was sincere in his quest to help investigate Janice's case, so therefore it was decided he be allowed to join with us and be an ongoing part of the process of gathering information and evidence about the bigfoot here in Tennessee. David has since made several visits to the Carter farm where he has spent a lot of time with the Carter's doing field research and has witnessed first hand certain evidence of the bigfoot's presense there. We are most grateful to him for all his help and the time he's spent with us in this project at great personal cost to him. David continues to be a part of our Tennessee team, proving himself a valuable source of information and a tremendous asset to our efforts of bigfoot research on this case. I would personally like to thank David for his participation in this project.
Here's a brief report that was written by David Mann that was posted to the media in Oregon.
As you may know from recent messages on the Internet, I verified it is true that one family of bigfoots has been getting fed on a certain farm in Tennessee since about 1947. The documentation to prove this to the public is not really adequate. For example, in all those years, it has been impossible to obtain decent clear photos.
I was curious why snapshots had always been so hard to get on these hand-fed bigfoots. I am told that the bigfoots will not tolerate having a camera pulled on them, and they definitely will not pose or stand out in the open. They may be hand-fed but they are not tame. They always remain wary and hidden.
They are suspicious of any technology you might carry, and not easy to trick. Adding to the problem, over time they have become mainly nocturnal, due to clearing of most brush and trees on the farm over the years. They hide in dense woods nearby during the day. They are basically unapproachable.
Thermal video at night may be the only feasible solution, and I was invited to try it last month. So on condition of confidentiality, I made 2 trips in December. I think I am the only outsider ever allowed onto the farm, certainly the only Yankee. They do have bigfoots all over that place. It is the real deal. No, I did not see one or get any video. My timing was bad; also I probably set up too slow on my first trip, just after sunset, and missed my only opportunity to catch action at the feed bucket.
On my second trip, they had completely left the farm and gone off raiding the neighborhood 3 days before I got there. One neighbor was missing milk cows, another could not find some of his goats. Mainly what I saw on the farm were huge tracks in the red mud, scores of old and new twisted cedars, and a hayloft full of grizzly-sized or gorilla-sized scat. They call that the poop barn. It smells like it has long been abandoned to bigfoots. On my first trip, as I was packing up to leave, there was a freshly killed calf lying in the wood lot where I was camped, minus its liver. My stomach could almost feel how its abdomen was ripped open, the guts neatly scooped and set aside, the liver drawn quietly and bloodlessly out and carried away in a huge paw. Must have done it just before dawn, when I was snoring. Considering where they left it, this calf seemed meant for me. Not like a gift, more like a hint. Anyway I cut off the tail to tie extra-lucky steelhead flies. There may be a photo of that calf posted on Mary Green's website, (http://www.bigfootlady.net/) Also photos and passages from her new book that describes how the bigfoots live. Her book was just published last month so you might not have seen it yet.
The bigfoots came back to the farm
about a week ago, but no telling for how long.
A few of the photographs David Mann
took are pictured below.
Close-up of the
calf found near David's tent with the
Copyright David Mann,
Janice, examining the small calf that
the bigfoot left just outside of David Mann's
Here's a photograph that David took
of one of the barn lofts
Copyright David Mann,
This photograph is a close up of some
of the fecal matter in the loft.
Copyright David Mann,
by Gene McCauley, 2002
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