The explosion, which occurred at 11 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood and spread across several blocks, forced hundreds of residents to evacuate from their homes – some of which were completely burnt down. Officials said they were shocked that only two people died in such a powerful blast. The noise from the explosion was so loud that people living three miles away were awoken from their sleep.
“It was deafening,” one neighbor told CBS. “It was deafening inside our house. And I looked out the window and saw pieces of roof falling out of the sky. An explosion happened. It came two feet off the bed.”
It took 100 firefighters two hours to get the fire under control and 80 homes were damaged from the fire. About 30 homes have been so damaged that they may need to be completely destroyed.
But an investigation into the cause of the explosion, which caused $3.6 million in damages, has so far yielded no results. Authorities found no evidence of a gas leak anywhere in the neighborhood and are now testing the gas main and the external lines to the homes. There were also no reports from residents about a rotten-egg smell, which is usually attributed to a chemical added to natural gas.
“Most of the time when there’s a gas leak, people smell it,” Citizens Energy spokesman Dan Considine told NBC News. “But not always.”
The idea of a bomb or meth lab explosion was also ruled out, according to Rep. Andre Carson. Local residents are equally as confused about the cause of the explosion, which blasted out windows and made their homes tremble.
“I’m wondering about all the possibilities it could be,” said 58-year-old state employee Dan Able.
If this is a natural gas explosion maybe we need to ban farting...
THIS is exactly why I've been adovcating living in a place where you're not registered with ANY corporation or government agency and where you're name's on NOTHING.
The names of the victims have NOT been released, it would be no surprise if this wasn't some kind of test run to see if they can use drones and the GPS coordinates gotten from the 2010 Census to start setting off natural gas explosions to wipe out the Patriot movement, and other dissidents.
An eyewitness account:
On Saturday night I sat in my house when around 11 pm I experienced an explosion so loud that I ran up to the second floor to check on my family members that were in bed. The ground shook and I was sure that my house had sustained some kind of damage.An assessment of the bomb blast: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/13/271910/us-drone-over-iran-provocation-and-lies/
It turns out that I am just over four miles in a straight line from the explosion near Sherman and Stop 11. I didnt even put on my uniform as I climbed in my crusier to go to the scene. What I saw was total devistation to four houses and secondary damage to surounding houses. Some houses moved 3 feet off of their foundation!
Initial speculation was that it was a gas explosion. The fire side stated that it didnt look like the normal gas explosion where a house is lifted up and set back down. This had a massive debris field that looks much more like a bomb. The blast was higher than a normal gas explosion. The tree limbs were sheared off at an upward trajectory, not straight out from the house that exploded.
We have had a police presence since Saturday. Today NTSB Haz Mat members arrived at the scene. WTF, for a gas leak? I am begining to subscribe to the notion that something fell from the sky. A couple that lives north of us was outside and said that they heard a sonic boom.
Please check with your sources on this and let me know if you are hearing anything.
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A reasonable analysis of what is being seen in the US is clear. America faces an insurrection driven by extremist groups within the financial community who are actively working with religious cults that have penetrated the officer corps through America’s discredited service academies.
Many American military, some retired but some actively serving, have displayed clear signs of treasonous disloyalty and the willingness to, not only overthrow the civilian government but to stage terror attacks inside the United States in concert with foreign intelligence agencies.
This is not conjecture. One such potential attack may well have happened yesterday, perhaps a “test run.” The report of this wild conspiracy theory came to me from a retired Air Force pilot who flew nuclear-armed F-111’s for a living.
He indicated that the mysterious explosions that took place in Indiana yesterday do not pass the “sniff test.” The retired Air Force colonel responds below, one with top security clearances and a career of special operations behind him.
This is his assessment:
There are two people dead and they will not release their names so far.
The damage area looks like about 4-6 500 pounders, MK-82 Low Drag hard bombs or two 2,000 pounders.
The wife also said that there is a Russian neighborhood and the Arab neighborhood earlier mentioned very near to the explosion. If the Feds release a bombshell, I will email you back. (Redacted)
Has the long warned of “drone war” inside America actually begun? One legitimate expert thinks so."
The smoking gun, aside from the forensic evidence in the photograph is that DHS and FEMA were there in bare minutes to spin things.
Mark Koernke has said we've long been in a 'dagger war', looks like they're pulling out the high explosives.
If you're not living in a location where you're name's not on anything-MOVE NOW! If you do ANY kind of Patriot activism-make videos, microbroadcast, write, protest, etc. MOVE NOW! You cannot hear a bomb coming at you supersonic because the sound waves are behind the bomb-but everyone within several miles will hear your death... unless you move at least a block away.
Move and be the Grey Man. Mix in, act and look the norm. Get your friends, allies, and contacts to do likewise the enemy will have to resort to armed assaults and that's where you have a basic alert network-radios work better than cell phones that can be shut down yet still be used as a homing beacon. Be within muster range-a few minutes is the most I'd tolerate but it's better if your response times are in bare seconds.
Move. Be ready to retaliate.
11/19 update: officially declared homicide so is it spin? http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ind-home-explosion-now-homicide-investigation-17764126