Civil War-era cannonball, other explosives detonated at the Joint Base [video]

    Fire in the hole! 

    An explosives team detonated a Civil War-era cannonball yesterday afternoon at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, resulting in a boom that was heard and felt in portions of Ocean County.

    In addition to the 12-pound cannonball, the 87th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team detonated a mortar and small hand grenades that were all found in Bergen County, reported. 

    A military spokesperson posted on the base’s Facebook page that the overcast conditions could result in the sound traveling farther or seeming louder. 

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    That was confirmed by social media comments.

    “Heard that thing go off. I think it scared every goose in Ocean County cause they all headed east over my house very quickly afterwards,” Tim McCarthy wrote on the base’s Facebook page. 

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