North Carolina: The shadow of the bear
The Whiteside Bear as its known is not a grizzly, brown or even a black bear. It’s a twice-yearly phenomenon, affectionally known as “the shadow of the bear.” Twice a year, as the sun sets behind Whiteside Mountain, a shadow emerges on the valley floor. The mountain’s 750-foot sheer rock cliffs cast the shadow below that many believe resembles that of a bear. The shadow forms every October and February between 5:30 and 6:00 pm as the sun sets behind the mountain. Romantic Asheville suggests you “shoot” this unexplained phenomenon with your camera.