A Canadian woman had a close call as a meteorite rained through her roof on October 3rd. The space rock destroyed a chunk of her roof and promptly landed in her bed, where she was sleeping at the time.
Initially, Mrs. Ruth Hamilton believed someone launched or threw a rock into her home. Police came to the scene and looked to a nearby construction site. Initially, they believed the rock to be debris from a potential construction blast.
“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.”Ruth Hamilton
However, the workers at the site denied blasting anything for construction. They instead pointed out that an explosion had happened in the sky just moments before. All the evidence pointed to a meteorite.
Luckily, nobody else was hurt in the incident and Hamilton suffered no injuries. The only signs of the bizarre occurrence were a hole in her roof, and the debris filling her bedroom.
Understandably, Hamilton walked away shocked following the incident.
“I’ve never been so scared in my life. I was in shock and I just sat here for a few hours shaking. The odds of that happening are so small so I’m pretty grateful to be alive.”Ruth Hamilton
While the odds of a meteorite falling next to someone are highly unlikely, the nearby meteor shower played a big part in Hamilton’s bizarre ordeal. Over the course of the night, a meteor shower rained down on Western Canada.
It was just one that strayed off and nearly killed Hamilton in her Golden, Canada home.
Although a bit shook up, Hamilton still shared pictures of the scene with the Canadian Press. While it was indeed a unique experience, it’s safe to say Hamilton won’t want any more meteorites crashing through her home anytime soon.