This one is different because the ghost vehicle was a blimp, but because it was repaired and used again. Strange, right?
The Ghost Blimp
Nothing seemed out of the ordinary on August 16, 1942 when Lieutenant Ernest Cody and Ensign Charles Adams took flight aboard Navy blimp L-8 in search of Japanese submarines off the coast of San Francisco. Shortly after their departure, however, they spotted an oil slick near the Farallon Islands. Such slicks could mean a submarine lurked beneath the waters. The men decided to investigate, radioing just once during their flight. A few hours later, the blimp had drifted inland. It sideswiped a house in Daly City before crashing down … with no one inside. Nothing was found to be wrong with the blimp’s radio or the engine, and none of the lifeboats or parachutes were missing. The blimp was repaired and continued to fly without incident until 1982. As for Cody and Adams? They were never heard from again.
I don't think this could happen in this day and age, what with all the radar and such at our disposal. I do think it's a bit strange that these two men were never heard from again, though. Freaky!
Coffee out on the patio again this morning!