What Caused the House-Shaking ‘Explosion’ in East Fishkill, NY?
You don't see this every day. Or hear. Or see. A giant "boom", also described as a massive explosion, shook multiple homes in East Fishkill last night, leaving many residents wondering what exactly happened.
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"What was the big explosion... my house shook & my animals ran! By Joe’s Dairy Bar", posted an East Fishkill resident. She wasn't the only one to experience the scary phenomenon. "Yes, my house shook and I got up to look outside (sounded like someone plowed into my garage). Then my alarm started going off and scared the crap out of me", shared a startled commenter. "It was loud! Had to be an explosion. Yikes!" said another. So what the hell was it? There are a few clues.
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"I also saw a flash and thought it might be thunder and lightening but definitely wasn’t", offered an observant resident. "Power related? It seems like my power was out for a while during the night", asked another. One man was certain it was electricity-related, saying, "it came from the power station behind Joe’s Dairy bar, probably one of their big transformers". "Con Ed lost a feeder at the substation", reported another. There's also different, although less-likely culprit, and it has to do with actual explosives.
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"Several heard an explosion around cold spring/garrison area a few nights ago. Story was that West Point found an [Unexploded Ordnance]", offered another comment. While there have been many mystery booms coming from West Point, most have been explained here.
UPDATE: according to the author of the original post, there is official confirmation from Cod Ed as to the source of the incredible noise. "So you really wanna know what happened", the updated post began, "I spoke to the person from Con Edison... one of their [pieces of] equipment had exploded and they are very grateful that nobody was there!" Many residents are also grateful that they weren't imagining things. As one woman said, "at least I know I’m not nuts".
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