Layover Episode: Ghost Ship: The 1942 Disappearance of a Navy L-8 Blimp

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It began as a routine surveillance mission on the morning of August 16, 1942, when a Navy L-8 blimp took to the sky to patrol the waters for enemy submarines with two crewmen onboard– and were never heard from again. In this exclusive, Patreon-only Layover episode, Shelly tells the story of the infamous “Ghost Ship,” a Naval mystery that remains unsolved more than eight decades later.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn

The blimp L-8 drifting unmanned over Daly City, Calif., on Aug. 16, 1942. Its occupants, Lt. Ernest DeWitt Cody and Ensign Charles E. Adams, were never found. Source: SFGate

Where the Navy blimp came to rest. Source: SFGate

The blimp