What are my neighbors exploding?!
February 25, 2010 8:25 AM Subscribe
What could my neighbors be doing that would cause explosions that shake our house (across the street and set back a ways from the road, in a rural subdivision)?
posted by anonymous to grab bag (41 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A year ago, after two house-shaking explosions, their trailer burned down quite spectacularly -- flames that were higher than the utility poles. It smelled horrible for days, acrid, burning plastic awfulness that crept in through the drafty windows of our old, old house.
Since then, they've had fires in the burnt-out shell of the old trailer, often with accompanying horrible smells. Once, we were outside burning wood and they were burning their stuff (?), and we heard a few smaller explosions. My spouse went to check it out and reported that they had said it must have been an aerosol can. That might be plausible, but hours later that night, there were two explosions that shook the house and woke a houseguest. I called 911, who helpfully told me to call back when something was on fire.
Tonight we heard another explosion of the house-shaking variety. My spouse called the non-emergency number and was told they'd send somebody out, but there's been no sign of them.
What the heck is going on? Give me your explanations, from the quite possible to the not-very-likely. What explodes THAT loud without killing them or setting stuff on fire?
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