The dark woods of Maine have been the setting for many eerie and unexplained events, none more captivating than sightings of a giant hominid known as Bigfoot. But what makes this corner of New England such a perfect place for this cryptid to live? Learn about the ecology and geography that support the legend and the people forever changed by close encounters with it with author of Michelle Souliere as she discusses her latest book Bigfoot in Maine. From previously unpublished eyewitness accounts to modern-day media portrayals, Souliere presents this detailed history of the phenomenon and folklore that has lurked in shadows for generations.
About the author: Michelle Souliere is an author and artist who lives in Portland, Maine, where she graduated from the Maine College of Art. She owns the Green Hand Bookshop, where you can find her most of the time. Her home is shared with her husband, Tristan Gallagher, and their two cats, Meep and Mr. Biscuits. Her work (both written and drawn) is driven by curiosity and inspired by Maine history, the Maine landscape and how we respond to it. Her work as editor of the Strange Maine Gazette and its companion blog gave rise to her first book, which was published in 2010, Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State. Since that time, she has been working on Bigfoot in Maine whenever she can, traveling around the state and interviewing eyewitnesses for this book.
Cost: Free and open to the public, registration required.
Location: online via Zoom