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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?


Kathy Warburton

i was asleep in my bed with my wife.after the explosion i told my wife to look out the window towards the water and if she sees a ball of fire that an airplane just crashed into the water at the end of our street(riverview ave. danvers)sure enough she sees the ball of fire!for sure i thought it was a jet plane crash. dave bevan

I live in Gardner Park. My house shook, a few windows cracked and I jumped out of bed. I thought the gas service in my house exploded. Johnny

I was in bed on Cabot St., in Beverly when I thought my cat woke me up from a sound sleep, I heard the boom,the house shook and being half awake, I thought,"Why would a cat dropping a toy upstairs make the house shake?" I fell back to sleep. When I woke up at 6am I turned on the news. I didn't dawn on me that I felt the Danvers explosion until they said it was felt into the Peabody area. Aha! Cindy Caler

I was awakened from my sleep by what sounded like one of the boilers in the basement lighting roughly. Thing is...I live in Ipswich. The wave hit the side of my house hard enough to wake me up, about 12-14 miles away. J.C.A.

My family and I were sound asleep in our North Beverly home. We all awoke thinking that there was an earthquake. Our whole house shook. We didn't hear any sires. Mary Beth Kluge

I was sleeping when I heard what sounded like a loud crash. I thought that my daughter had rolled out of her bed and I ran to her room, only to find her sleeping soundly. We live in downtown Beverly; I can't imagine how loud the blast must have sounded to people who lived closer to the site.

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