Believed to be a local myth, Der Einhorns, or “The Unicorn People”, were said to be a race of horned humans living deep within the Midwestern Woodlands. A discovery made in 2012 by a satellite imaging systems provided evidence that supported the existence of such people.
In Early 2013, photographer and researcher Kyle J. Krueger set out to make contact with Der Einhorns. After cultivating a level of trust and extensive negotiations, Kyle was allowed to document his daily life while working along side them. He tried to capture as many family units as possible, but only a handful of the 35-member clan allowed Kyle to photograph them.
This small clan consists of only three distinct bloodlines, originating from German and Polish immigrants. They are almost entirely cut off from the rest of modern society. Their survival relies heavily on self-sustaining farming and a few old trade agreements from the neighboring towns. To ensure the families' safety, the towns and location of their trade agreements cannot be published.
What is truly fascinating about Der Einhorns is their evolutionary genetic defect; a horn like growth protruding from the front of the skull. The horns consist of the same proteins found in teeth and fingernails, and have developed due to decades of little genetic variance, also known as incest or inbreeding. The presence of this horn has labeled this clan Der Einhorns or “The Unicorn People.”