I sensed a void, and had lots of material to fill it with. I had read Loren Coleman’s Mysterious America, Joseph Citro’s Weird New England, William Robinson’s Abandoned New England. I was fired up! I wanted to know if I could I find out more about our own Maine urban legends, hauntings, weird history and personalities.By 2005, Souliere had begun her blog Strange Maine, and soon after, a print version, the Strange Maine Gazette.
On November 6, 2009, her bookstore, The Green Hand opened at 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, and gave her a foundation location in Portland from which her art, research and writings grew.
Conducting research for her Bigfoot book, Souliere has traveled extensively throughout the State of Maine.
A Weird Window
a television show, made in Northern Maine, that is currently [in 2006] running on over 50 public access stations across the country. Dark Currents [was] its name.
The Story takes place in the fictional town of Hawks Landing and in an area that is a magnet for strange events and even stranger characters. At one time, HAWKS LANDING was an Indian village. The area is filled with old stories and legends. The land between the river and the town is kind of a "Bermuda Triangle" for Maine. The town itself is supposedly cursed. One Indian tale told of an Indian chief saying "The Matawahoc river shall run Dark Currents as long as the white man lives on it."
Like most home-grown shows, Dark Currents exists on a meager budget, and is produced predominantly on the enthusiasm of its staff, to the delight of a small cult following in New England, according to their site.By 2006, the show was gone, and yet Michelle Souliere pursued the notion of this "triangle" area in her research.
Presque Isle is the headquarters of the Aroostook Band of Micmac, a federally recognized tribe, with, at last estimate, a population of 960. Like their kin in Canada, the Micmac in Maine would rather be termed Mi'kmaq. Since the 1980s, the Miꞌkmaq consider the spelling Micmac as "colonially tainted." Lnu (the adjectival and singular noun, previously spelled "L'nu"; the plural is Lnúk, Lnuꞌk, Lnuꞌg, or Lnùg) is the term the Miꞌkmaq use for themselves, their autonym, meaning "human being" or "the people".