For the past few days I’ve been hearing a single explosion sound around 9:30 – 10:30 pm each night. Has anyone else heard these? Anybody know what they are or where they’re coming from?
A fascinating quandary, what?
As Wallyhood’s most eminently qualified and disquisitive shoofly, or bloodhound should you prefer, it is my delight to embark on a flatfooted detective adventure!
First, we have the time of day. July, dusk, twixt the hours of 9:30 and 10:30? A sharp eye might note that upon such an hour, bats may be seen flitting against the softening dusk as evening creeps impassively toward night. At that time you might also note, that the coachlights of many a charabanc or phaeton glimmer most vividly – be they incandescent or phosphorescent. In such limpidity comes the spark of our first clue!
What is more phosphorescent than Chinese saltpeter, gunpowder or other such fluxes and nitrates? Nothing other than the mid-day sun, I propose!
So one might leap to the conclusion of a revolver or blunderbuss, but allow me the following indulgence! It is almost precisely forty-two and two hundred years since the colonial vassals and vagrants saw fit to disembark from beneath the protective imperial aegis of good King George, and the ingrates and footpads saw fit to celebrate this abhorrent ejection with firecrackers, roman candles, whirligigs and such like. Disgraceful, yes, but sidearms? No.
I put it to you, kind ladies and gentlemen, that the culprit, is none other … than FIREWORKS!
Thanks for the fancy narrative Frankie. Of course fireworks is the obvious answer, but in my mind it doesn’t quite fit, for the following reasons:
1. This is a really loud sound – it would have to be a very big firework.
2. There is no “crackle” following the boom like you usually hear with fireworks.
3. There is just the single sound – no follow-up until the next night. Seems like a strange way to shoot off fireworks, but not impossible I suppose.
4. I’ve heard one of these as far back as 2 weeks ago – seems early to be getting into the independence day mood.
I guess I’ll wait until a week or so after the 4th and see if they continue.
It’s probably someone setting off single larger firecrackers like M-80s. If you’ve only got one box of things that go boom, you’ll spread it out, he says, not speaking from experience at all. 🙂
As Static notes, that description sounds like an M80 – or any number of “JUST BANG” fireworks you can get from the back of Puyalip casinos.
Good morning, everyone!
I need your help. My dog Lizzie ran away last night. She is a Black Labrodoodle and is blind. If you see her, please call me at 206-399-6202.
Thank you so much.
It would be very helpful if we know where you live, or the approximate location, the cross streets, etc. More info would help so much. does she have a collar? Is she likely to come up to someone she does not know if she hears her name? What kind of smell would she like, if we happens to see her, so we can take her home, an contact you? Also, please post again if she is found, so we do not continue to look for her.
Also, put your post on lost and found. I am sorry you dog is lost, I hope she returns home soon.
Hi NK – let us know where you’re at roughly, and please post in the Wallingford community facebook. And everyone take care of your pets. This time of year sucks for them.
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