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Mystery Blasts #491875

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 22, 1977
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(Studio) Rat. on mysterious explosions that have been heard off New Jersey coast.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Surf City, New Jersey) Earlier incidents of explosions and new ones heard Wednesday night noted. [MAN - describes blast.] [WOMAN - describes feeling during blast.] Federal Aviation Administration denials that it could be Concorde sonic boom, Pentagon's denials that weapons testing is going on and announcement of own investigation and scientists' denials that it could be meteor shower or earthquake noted. Intensity of blasts, as recorded at Columbia University lab equipment measuring low frequency noises, cited. [Columbia University spokesperson Dr. William DONN - compares intensity at Columbia, 100 mile away, to that in Linden, New Jersey, explosion of oil tank in 1970.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert

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