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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?


Randy Bird

Asleep in bed. Earthquake. Ronnie

I was in bed and jumped out of bed not sure of what happened. I thought that a car had hit the house. My husband thought it was an earthquake. We live about 2 miles from the explosion. Patti

I lived about a mile from the explosion and was awaken by the loud blast and shaking of my house. It was a scariest thing I have ever experienced, I thought a plan crashed in my backyard. Although I'm sure it doesn't even begin to compare to what the residents of the port experienced,my prayers go out to all those families. Kim Dunn

I had just put my head on my pillow after watching a late night (early morning) movie. It was a pre-911 terrorist movie set in NYC with Denzel Washington called "The Siege". Obviously, there were LOTS of explosions in the movie so you can imagine what went through my head when the loudest noise that I've ever experienced went off just outside my home. Very unnerving and surreal. We had a special toast at dinner two days later giving thanks that no one was killed. Brian in Danvers

I was in bed sleeping. I live less then a mile away. My first thought was that an airliner crashed. I went to the window that was facing away from the explosion area expecting to see a glow in the sky. I didn't see a glow, but what I did see was a lot of people walking up high street towards the danversport area. I thought it strange to see that many people outside as early as it was in the morning so I went out my front door and that is when I saw the glow I expected. My wife and I walked to John George park with the rest of the people walking the street and that is where we saw the fire.

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