Portland author Michelle Souliere is no stranger to all the strange things in the Maine forest as she is the author of "Strange Maine: True Tales of the Pine Tree State' and writes a blog called 'Strange Maine'.

After some hype from the recent airing of Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot', Souliere hopes it may convince people to come forward with their own stories.

In the 'Finding Bigfoot' episode it was clear there is no shortage of Maine residents who have claimed to have seen something large and unusual. The problem is people have stories from all over the state. As large and wooded as Maine is, it would be nearly impossible to search the entire state for this secretive creature. That is why Souliere is looking for resident's help.

Her goal with the new book is to try to tie together some of the stories and really narrow down the possible locations of the hairy creature.

If you have a story you would like to share with her you can contact her through e-mail at michelle.souliere@gmail.com.