The Story Of This Cursed New Jersey Airship Is Unbelievable

Do you believe in curses? You might after you read this story. The U.S.S. Akron was a Naval Airship based out of Lakehurst, New Jersey that seems to have been doomed from day one. One accident followed another, resulting in tragedy.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

This series of tragedies is almost unbelievable, leading many to call the ship cursed. Its crash over the Jersey coast (near Barnegat Light) was the largest airship disaster in history, resulting in nearly double the deaths of the Hindenburg’s fire, which also occurred in New Jersey. President Roosevelt declared the event a national tragedy. Had you ever heard of the U.S.S. Akron? Do you believe the ship was cursed?