Residents of a town in Germany were shaken this weekend when a bomb from World War II suddenly exploded and left behind a massive crater in a field. The bizarre event reportedly occurred at around four in the morning on Saturday in the community of Ahlbach. Much to the consternation of those who were asleep at that hour, a massive blast shattered their slumber and a rumble resembling an earthquake swept across the area.
When authorities investigated the matter the following morning, they were amazed to find a crater measuring 33 feet in diameter and 13 feet deep had appeared in a farmer's field. Police were initially dumbfounded by the discovery, conceding that they were uncertain as to how it could have been formed. However, a subsequent examination by ordnance experts determined that the crater had "almost certainly" been the result of a World War II bomb that had been a dud decades ago.
More on this wild story at the Coast to Coast AM website.