Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State

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Maine is well known as a land of fresh air and clean water, as the home of L.L. Bean and as one of the most popular camping and outdoor recreation destinations in the country. But what lies behind this idyllic facade? Unmapped roads. Whispering rocks. Deadening fog. Ghost pirates. Lonely islands. THINGS in the woods. This is the great state of Maine, home of Stephen King, land of the Great Northern Woods and all the mystery that lies within their dark footprint. What better setting than this for tales of strange creatures, murderers, madmen and eccentric hermits? From the "Headless Halloween of 1940" to the mystery of who lies in the grave of V.P. Coolidge; from Bigfoot sightings to the "witch's grave" in a Portland cemetery, writer and illustrator Michelle Souliere brings to life these strange-but-true tales from the Pine Tree State.
ISBN: 9781596299368
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Images: 38
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Michelle Souliere is the author and editor of the Strange Maine blog, winner of the Portland Phoenix's "Best Blog" award in 2008 and 2009, and the Strange Maine Gazette, its print offshoot. She is the founder of the Green Hand Bookshop in Portland, Maine. Michelle spends much of her so-called free time doing research for Strange Maine, and collecting stories from friends and strangers that feed this pursuit. Another activity commanding a portion of her time is that of creating artwork for local display and publication, which includes drawing, painting and ridiculous amounts of photography. Her bookshop is kept interesting by its adjacency to the International Cryptozoology Museum, a decor made up of curious and sometimes inexplicable knickknacks, and a constant deluge of incoming books (bring waders). She likes Maine very much.
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