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    Allied 1/4-ton bomb dropped during the fall of 1943 to wipe out a nearby radio (DF) station,
    this dud stayed buried 13 ft below grade until last summer, when its initiation mech apparently had degraded just enough to ignite.

    Reached 1.7 on the Richter scale - no casualties: the farmer living 150 yds away was up at 4 a.m. just to get a glass of water, when...

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    Just think how many times that bomb has been passed over by someone operating a tractor or other equipment?

    I believe I would be investing in a very good metal detector at this point.

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    I wonder what caused the spiral pattern that goes around the crater. Seems pretty uniform. Maybe someone was approaching carefully trying to get a look at the crater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikk View Post
    I wonder what caused the spiral pattern that goes around the crater. Seems pretty uniform. Maybe someone was approaching carefully trying to get a look at the crater?
    I didn't even notice that. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikk View Post
    I wonder what caused the spiral pattern that goes around the crater. Seems pretty uniform. Maybe someone was approaching carefully trying to get a look at the crater?
    Either that, or checking for body parts.

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    Oh the things we have left behind from all of the wars over the years.

    Reminds me of a movie...


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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Oh the things we have left behind from all of the wars over the years.

    Reminds me of a movie...

    Heston might have been the star, but the apes were all better actors and never got the recognition they deserved.



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