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Friday, September 29, 2017

Is this Mysterious Explosion a Firework?


Submitted for your approval, one video from local resident vplus that shows a bright (and loud) explosion in the sky as shown from a front porch on 9th Street between I and K Streets NE (view is towards 10th Street NE). Vplus indicates that the explosion happened just before midnight on Wednesday (11:57:28 p.m. ET on 9/27/17). The explosion looks a lot like a blown transformer, but vplus says there isn't any electrical wiring or anything it in the approximate location of that explosion. I checked the satellite view on Google Maps and I also did not see anything like that.



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Screenshot of the video

Obviously, it could be a very loud firework, but look at this screenshot I took. It seems very bright for a firework, but maybe that's just the Nest camera? What is this? Lightning striking something? Perhaps it's something further away. Did you hear the sound of an explosion just before midnight Wednesday?

2 comments:

poo said...

If you look at the ground by the fence, you can see that the light source floods the yard/porch and is definitely coming from the 'explosion'. It does seem to be a little bright to be a firework. It reminds me of those flares that military planes drop for lighting/distraction. Maybe one fell from a plane? It could be some sort of flare.... Are there shotspotters in the area? Odd indeed...

Chris said...

We heard this when it occurred, and went outside to look around. We're at ~12th and E, so it was pretty loud.