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Meteorite crashes through house roof, lands on woman's bed

By T.K. Randall
October 15, 2021 · Comment icon 12 comments



The woman was incredibly lucky not to have been killed. Image Credit: RafaelMousob / Pixabay
The unsuspecting woman got the fright of her life when the rock crashed through her ceiling.
The terrifying incident, which occurred last week in the town of Golden, British Columbia, happened when the woman - Ruth Hamilton - had been sound asleep in her bedroom.

She described how she had awoken suddenly to the sound of her dog barking and the sensation of debris falling on top of her face, which prompted her to leap from her bed in surprise.

After turning on the light, she discovered that there was a hole in the ceiling directly above her bed.

"I've never been so scared in my life," she said.
"I wasn't sure what to do so I called 911 and, when I was speaking with the operator, I flipped over my pillow and saw that a rock had slipped between two pillows."

When the police arrived, it was initially suspected that the rock had come from a nearby building site, however it soon became apparent that it was in fact a meteorite that had fallen from the sky.

She was in fact incredibly lucky - if the space rock had fallen on her head, it could have proven fatal.

"The odds of that happening are so small so I'm pretty grateful to be alive," she said.



Source: Vancouver Sun | Comments (12)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado 1 year ago
Apart from being shaken up, Hamilton said she avoided any injuries, but plans to keep the rock. CTV News
Comment icon #4 Posted by Myles 1 year ago
After a bit of Googling, it looks like most meteorites go for around $800 a pound.  There are more valuable one's if they are rare.   
Comment icon #5 Posted by and then 1 year ago
A woman from Sylacauga, Alabama was actually injured when hit by one.  It was good-sized rock: https://www.insider.com/alabama-woman-first-person-hit-by-a-meteorite-2020-6#:~:text=On November 30%2C 1954%2C an,story traveled across the country. If any of you out there are old enough to have watched "GOMER PYLE", the actor that played the goofy, kindhearted marine was Jim Nabors, and Sylacauga was his hometown.  To my knowledge, those are the only trivia-worth factoids that ever escaped Sylacauga 
Comment icon #6 Posted by GlitterRose 1 year ago
How unlucky does somebody have to be for this to happen to them?  Geez. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Kittens Are Jerks 1 year ago
Unlucky and yet very lucky at the same time. That thing could easily have killed her.
Comment icon #8 Posted by psyche101 1 year ago
It would be worth a small fortune too.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Kittens Are Jerks 1 year ago
Oh yeah, forgot about that. Up to $1,000 per gram.
Comment icon #10 Posted by quiXilver 1 year ago
Incredible good fortune.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Manwon Lender 1 year ago
I don't know that it was unlucky, first she wasn't harmed and second Meteorites can be very valuable depending on their content. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by SD455GTO 1 year ago
RDR2, similar.


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