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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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Janis



I was sound asleep in my bed not quite one mile from the explosion. It woke me up immediately and I first thought it was an earthquake. I lay paralyzed in fear for a while until the I heard and felt more explosions. Sue



I was at home on Longmeadow Rd in Beverly and I remember waking up and thinking the World had come to an end. I stayed awake for about 5 minutes, listened for the sound of Fire Engines to see if I wasn't just dreaming. Did not hear them and promptly went back to sleep dismissing it as a dream. Guess I was wrong! Peter Stevens



I was in bed. It shook the house. I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. Through the front window I saw a mushroom cloud and a large glow in the sky. At first, my neighborhood being low, I thought the glow was coming from the direction of the house my son and nephew live in around Chandlers Ice Cream. After getting my bearings, I thought it may have been an explosion at the North Shoure Mall. I have a scanner and at first I didn't hear nay chatter, but a couple of minutes later, all you know what let loose. Truly God walked through that niehborhood at the moment of the explosion that night. Thankfully there weren't any real serious personal injuries or deaths. Though my heart went out to those who lost thier homes and or personal items they will never replace. Cyndi Ransom



My wife, the dogs and myself where all fast asleep at our home on Liberty Street when we were rocked out of bed, in a state of confusion and the first thing I thought was that it was a very loud clap of thunder. I then remembered the stars being perfectly visible in the clear sky from earlier in the night when I took the dog out. I then walked over to the front door in amazement to see the towering inferno above the roof and tree tops across the river. I thought Eastern Propane or the gas station had blown up.

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