Valentine Phantom strikes again, planting hearts in Bangor and Portland

The Bangor Valentine Phantom has struck again in downtown Bangor, spreading little (and big) red paper hearts, cute messages and even candy throughout the city. A similar Phantom also struck Portland, as it has done for nearly 30 years. In fact, the Portland Phantom may be one of the originators of the Valentine’s Day Heart-stravaganza nationwide. Here’s a handful of photos that the Phantom has posted him or herself on the BVP Facebook page, as well as a photo from Portland; you can also click over to the Portland Museum of Art’s photo collage it posted this morning. For more information, visit the Wikipedia page about Valentine Phantoms. As far as I know, both these Phantoms remain anonymous – seriously, I don’t know who either of them are.

Portland first, followed by Bangor:

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and a writer an editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor community. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.