A woman in Canada woke up in shock earlier this week when a stone crashed into the ceiling of her house and landed on her bed, narrowly missing her but spraying gravel and other debris all over her face, so that his dog barked frantically.
Police were called and the culprit was initially suspected to be a nearby construction site where the work must have sent the fist-sized projectile at the woman’s pillow. But when construction workers said they didn’t set off any explosions – but had just seen an explosion in the sky – consensus quickly became that the culprit was a meteorite, The Canadian Press reported.
Ruth Hamilton was sleeping soundly in Golden, a small town in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia, on October 3 when her dog started barking and she woke up with a start.
“I have never been so scared in my life,” she said. “I wasn’t sure what to do so I called 911 and while I was talking with the operator I turned my pillow over and saw that a stone had slipped between two pillows. “
It turned out that there had been a meteor shower in the sky over the region of western Canada that night. Hamilton plans to keep the space rock and is very relieved that she was not injured.
“I was in shock and sat here for a few hours shaking,” she said. “The chances of that happening are so low that I’m quite grateful to be alive.”
Meteor Crashes on Roof of Canadian Woman’s House and on Her Bed | Canada
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