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The 1942 Ghost Blimp That Bewildered a California Town

On August 16,1942 something very strange happened in Daly City, California, a quiet suburb near San Francisco. Around 11:30 a.m. a sagging Navy blimp descended from the sky and headed for Bellevue Avenue. “It looked like a big broken weiner,” a fireman recalled for the San Francisco Chronicle in 1979. It perched fleetingly on a rooftop before drifting off and snagging in a tangle of power lines.
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