Looking for Bigfoot

He's Real, Troy, North Carolina, 2019. All photographs by Cassandra Klos unless otherwise noted.

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Looking for Bigfoot

by Cassandra Klos
Southern Cultures, Vol. 26, No. 4: The Imaginary South

“The investigation was infectious, and, in a short time, I was looking for similar things myself, scouring the grounds for markings, ready to believe.”

Driving south on I-85 from Richmond into North Carolina, the trees begin to envelop you. Not being from here, I am seduced by that wilderness. It’s like entering an open storybook, a deep trove of mythologies and histories built into the landscape and etched into memory from the stories of others, both recent and generations past. And for some, these stories are not myths.