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Huge chunks of ice crash through man's roof

By T.K. Randall
January 9, 2015 · Comment icon 11 comments

The ice blocks inexplicably fell from the sky. Image Credit: CC 2.0 JDP90
John Connors returned home to find that several large pieces of ice had crashed through his ceiling.
The Chicago resident entered his apartment to find debris all over the floor and a large gaping hole in the roof. Given the size of the chunks and the amount of damage they had caused it is likely that if he had been home at the time he could have easily been killed.

Connors' neighbor Doris Patiz was the first to become aware of the incident. "I heard this terrible blast and I thought it had to be a house that had blown up with gas or something," she said.

Connors himself got the shock of his life when he arrived home. Most of the ice appeared to have come through the ceiling above the living room while another piece had landed in the bedroom.
"I walked in and it looked like a bomb had exploded up in here," he said.

It isn't clear exactly where the ice came from but some experts have proposed the idea that it could have been a meteorological phenomenon known as a megacryometeor. It is also possible that it was dropped from an overflying aircraft.

"There's a slight possibility the ice-ball fell from an airplane," said pilot Scott Batzel. "It's not a common occurrence but it does happen from time to time."

Source: Mail Online | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 10 years ago
It was skynet. Off by an s.
Comment icon #3 Posted by MJNYC 10 years ago
It was skynet. Off by an s. LOL, I was going to comment because I couldn't resist it, but you beat me to the punch! "I will be back"
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hammerclaw 10 years ago
This is a Fortean mystery. Islands in the Sky, anyone?
Comment icon #5 Posted by kartikg 10 years ago
It was skynet. Off by an s. I know skynet. But I didn't get off by an s part. Can you please explain.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 10 years ago
I know skynet. But I didn't get off by an s part. Can you please explain. The historical documentary The Terminator, an advanced AI has almost wiped out the last of the humans on planet earth. However, the resistence, led by one John Conner (note the lack of an s on his last name) has finally dealt the killing blow to the devastating machine army. Skynet was defeated. But in a last desperate gasp for survival, skynet invents time travel and sends the govenator back to rule California with an iron fist and to kill Sarah Conner, the mother to the hero that will save us all.
Comment icon #7 Posted by The Black Ghost 10 years ago
Occam's Razor: The ice had built up on the roof, got too heavy, roof collapsed. Boom.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Razer 9 years ago
He lives in Chicago, home to a pretty busy airport. With that many planes it is probably not a matter of if but when a large chunk of ice is going to come crashing down from above.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Holographic60 9 years ago
John Connors!? - Anyone recognize the name..?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Holographic60 9 years ago
How many know that "Skynet" is an actual entity? You can look it up.
Comment icon #11 Posted by camelfy 9 years ago
I'd go with the ice build up on the roof theory.

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