Losing luggage happens. It sucks, but it happens.

I read somewhere once, that airports lose something like 200,000 pieces of luggage a year. I have no statistic about how much of that gets returned, but I know that happens pretty often too. The stuff that gets lost forever, who knows where all that goes. Some of it goes to auction, and people buy luggage sight unseen. Who knows what treasures may appear when you get it open?

I usually try to put bright tags on my bags when I travel. Not just so I can see them coming a mile away with my old man eyes, but also hoping someone won't grab my bags by mistake either. Granted, it's no guarantee that it can't be lost by other means, but I try to protect myself as much as possible.

But right now, BIA is going way above and beyond the call of duty.

On the Bangor International Airport Facebook page, they showed a photo that was on a digital camera they found. They put out the photo, hoping someone would either recognize themselves, or someone might recognize the people in the photo, in hopes of reuniting the owners with their precious, if not expensive, digital camera.

Maybe this is you. Maybe it's your neighbor. Maybe it's someone from Missoula, Montana that will never know where their camera went. Either way, it's pretty cool of the airport to try and hook them back up. If you have info, here's a number you can call: 207-992-4600. This will connect you with the airport switchboard.

Losing things while traveling is the worst. But it happens. BIA also has a section of their website dedicated to reuniting people with their luggage, so if you ever do fly in or out of Bangor and lose something, this may help. Happy trails!

Do you take any of these necessities when traveling?

15 Must Have Items Our Listeners Take When Flying

Here is a list of 15 must-have items that our listeners take with them when traveling by airplane.

The 25 Maine Towns With The Most Reported UFO Sightings

Are we alone in the universe? The answer is no based on the amount of reported UFO sightings in these 25 Maine cities and towns over the last 70 years.

6 Objects the Government Shouldn't Shoot Out of the Sky in Maine

If the government sees any of these floating around the 207, LEAVE THEM ALONE!

More From WBZN Old Town Maine