Ok... this takes the cake for the coolest/scariest thing we've ever seen in Maine! Would you stand next to this thing when they push ignite? I wouldn't!

You can actually see one of the participants on the right recoil from the flames... maybe because of the blinding light, or what was probably some pretty intense heat.

The famous Crown of Maine balloon festival was held in the County again this year at the end of August, capping off the summer season. Here are some highlights: