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Underground Bunker Explosion Shakes NW La. Overnight

UPDATED 9:25 AM CDT, October 16, 2012

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, James West


The National Weather Service in Shreveport, La., is reporting, and local media is confirming, that the mysterious explosion heard across northern Louisiana late Monday night was an explosion at an underground bunker at the National Guard`s Camp Minden. A meteorite was previously speculated based on eyewitness accounts and National Weather Service radar echoes.

At 11:26 p.m. CDT, residents from Shreveport to Minden, La., reported a bright flash in the sky streaming from the west and southwest. Soon thereafter, a heavy shaking was reported that resulted in several broken windows across the region, and people being knocked out of their beds.

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