Headline-Making Blimp Gets Lost in the Air But Finds a Home on the Web

The multi-million dollar blimp that ventured into Pennsylvania became fodder for internet users.

After the $180 million Army blimp came unmoored and drifted across Maryland and Pennsylvania, the internet had a field day,

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Before the blimp went down in the town of Bloomsburg, the 6,700 feet of tether it was dragging along behind it managed to down power lines, knocking out power to surrounding buildings, according to reports.

The Twittersphere erupted after the blimp's headline-making journey.

We all know who deflated the #blimp... pic.twitter.com/E41wCfIV1V

October 28, 2015

There's a NORAD #blimp on the loose flying over PA. Time to be the hero... pic.twitter.com/0PIoaKmIN9

October 28, 2015

Blimp closeup. Damnit Putin. #blimp pic.twitter.com/2c35w06IU9

October 28, 2015

#blimp EXCLUSIVE PIC: That's no military balloon pic.twitter.com/Di5MvOFo5L

October 28, 2015

The only way to catch that blimp...#blimp pic.twitter.com/hPExiQvwxi

October 28, 2015

Someone even had a little too much fun creating a Twitter account for the Blimp.

Let me clear something up --- I LANDED not CRASH-LANDED. This was my choice. I am empowered. #Blimp #jlens #noradblimp

October 28, 2015

They are slowly disassembling me. Now I know how HAL in "2001 A Space Odessey" felt like. Daisy Daisy, give me... #blimp #noradblimp #JLENS

October 29, 2015

Mike Huckabee even brought up the runaway blimp during Wednesday’s Republican debate.

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He said: “it's a perfect example of government. Basically a bag of gas that cuts loose, destroys everything in its path, leaves thousands of people powerless. But they couldn't get rid of it because we had too much money invested in it. So we had to keep it.”

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