June 21, 2021

Ghost Blimp: The WW2 Airship That Returned Without A Crew | 243

Ghost Blimp: The WW2 Airship That Returned Without A Crew | 243

In 1962 a thin wire cord snaps aboard an ocean liner and whips across the deck bisecting the passengers and crew. Fast forward 40 years and Julianna Margulies goes in to...wait, hold on. That's just the plot to the movie Ghost Ship. This week we look into a WW2 era ghost BLIMP. Where did the crew go? Was foul play afoot? Were ALIENS involved?!?! We ask those questions and some that are even less relevant as we investigate the mystery of the Ghost Blimp this week. Plus, Andy and Art from Mr. Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast join in on the shenanigans, the fellas discuss the pros and cons of eating at a Ponderosa, and John finally earns that "shill check" he's been working on. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never seen a blimp crash, but we watch a certain podcast do it on a weekly basis - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources: 

Books & Papers
Blimp Info -  https://www.blimpinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/The-Ghost-Blimp.pdf 

Videos
USNI News Video: The U.S. Navy's Ghost Blimp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3_jZc3OhT0  
L-8: Mystery of the "Ghost Blimp - https://youtu.be/dR7TyYOPmMg  
San Francisco’s Mysterious Ghost Blimp of 1942 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md0x8rhK5jY  

Websites
Unsolved Mysteries - https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/The_Crew_of_the_L-8  
HistoryNet - https://www.historynet.com/mystery-of-the-ghost-blimp.htm  
Unsolved - https://unsolved.com/gallery/ghost-blimp/  
L-Class Blimp - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-class_blimp  
Jalopnik - https://jalopnik.com/reddit-lays-70-year-old-unsolved-blimp-mystery-to-rest-883224308  
Atlas Obscura - https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-1942-ghost-blimp-that-bewildered-a-california-town  
/r/todatIlearned - https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1ivkbk/til_on_august_16_1942_a_military_blimp_left_san/cb8fzv5/  

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