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MYSTERY: Residents Concerned Over Navy 'Research Blimp' Roaming Baltimore Skies For Days...

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — You may have noticed an unusual sight over the Baltimore area in the last few days—a Navy balloon hovering in the sky.

Christie Ileto explains what the blimp is doing.

The Navy is conducting aerial mapping over Baltimore, and it’s caught the eye of many residents far below.

If you’ve looked up lately, you may have spotted a U.S. Navy blimp hiding in the clouds, or hovering over Baltimore’s harbor on clear sunny days.

“I’ve been seeing it all week. Like, every day,” said Ashley Bradley.

Almost 200-feet long, it’s flying over Baltimore.

“Me and my friends were actually talking about it and wondering what it was,” Bradley said.

“I was coming down 95 and I was like, ‘what is with that blimp?’” said Dennis McGill.

The U.S. Navy research laboratory says the blimp is a governmentresearch airship conducting aerial mapping, and that the MZ-3A lighter than air blimp began roaming above the D.C. area on September 21 and can remain stationary for more than 12 hours. Continue reading via WJZ...

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