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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

BREAKING: That Giant Boom Wasn't Our Real Estate Prices Skyrocketing


A prolonged, thunderous boom sounded all over the Washington region around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, jarring residents unsure of its source. But, in all likelihood, it was caused by a lightning strike in the vicinity of Reston and Dulles.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue tweeted a building was struck on Woodland Park Road, about midday between Reston and Dulles International Airport. It reported two minor injuries but no damage.

People on Next Door Neighbor dot com wondered if it was an explosion, followed surprisingly by rain showers instead of glowing embers and debris. Even a teevee newscaster was dubious. Your Restonian wondered briefly if the boom was our real estate values given all the exciting new amenities and arts, but we're sad to report that a quick check of Zillow dot com revealed that our sunken living room is still -- somehow! -- not worth its weight in gold, the end.


  1. I did legitimately think that with the flash and the explosion that it was a bomb. It did not sound like regular thunder at all.

  2. Not saying it was aliens...
    but it was aliens.


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