Since 2003, these eerie looking memorials have been popping up across the country.  Unfortunately, the first of it's kind will appear here in Maine soon.

In 1998, 16 year-old Ethan Barton was struck and killed by a drunk driver while riding a bike on a road in Poland, Maine.  Now, Bob and Suzanne Barton will place the novel memorial at the site of Ethan's death.

As the picture above shows, ghost bikes are a grim reminder that someone riding a bike was killed at that location.  The painted white bike is chained to a permanent fixture, like a lamppost.

Ghost Bike Memorials began in St. Louis and there are currently over 630 memorials world wide, according to GhostBikes.Org.


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