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November 22, 2007

Where were you when you heard the Danversport explosion, and what was your first thought when you heard it?

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George Blanchette



I was in bed, and i live right across from Sam and Joe's. I thought an airplane crashed....my huge bed moved, and it wouldn't stop shaking for at least a minute. AJ



At home, on Arthur St. in Danvers...My first thought was that either a plane crashed nearby, or Eastern Propane blew up. Jay Pierce



I was staring out my front door at 104 margin st. after assuring it was locked when my eldest son came home that night. I saw the blast go off. Timing is everything. Brian Sultzbach



In bed, in byfield mass I thought a tree had hit the house, you could feel the bang of the explosion. tammy warren



I was home in bed in Salem and it woke up everyone in the house. At first I had thought that maybe it was just some thunder. Jenn Julien



I was lying in bed when I heard the explosion. The initial sound I heard sounded like the rumble of a jet, so I thought that it was a jet taking off from Beverly Airport. When the explosion sounded, I thought that a plane had actually crashed. Marsha Lally



We lived next to the John George Park in the Danversport. When I woke up to the explosion, my first thought was that a car hit my house, and my second thought was that a plane crashed at Sandy Beach. We realized this wasn't the case when we ran outside and saw the fire across the river. Danielle



I live in Peabody and was sound asleep when the explosion occurred. My first thought was that Eastern Propane blew up. Margaret



My mother had died the previous day, so I was flying to Boston, then on to Danvers, MA, where my brother lives, to attend the funeral. I was sitting in SEA-TAC airport, waiting for an Alaskan Airlines flight to Boston, when CNN reported the explosion. It was quite a shock to hear the town's name that I was to travel that same day. I immediately called my brother to make sure the family was OK. I was the main topic of conversation & it made getting around much harder since Rte. 35 was closed.

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