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Elderly Woman Misses Church Due to Blimp Mishap

Ohio resident Lillian Bernhagen assumed a loud bang she heard one recent night was just a side effect of stormy weather. But according to The Columbus Dispatch, police had to let the 94-year-old homeowner know that a 128-foot-long blimp had landed in her backyard. The blimp was on a 20-city tour, carrying an advertisement for Hangar One Vodka; it broke away from its moorings at the Columbus airport because of a windy storm. Bernhagen's response to seeing the dirigible that covered half her yard—and caused her to miss church? "Wow."
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