Meteorite Lands Inches Away From Sleeping Woman In Her Bed
A meteor crashed through a roof and landed right on a pillow beside a sleeping woman in British Columbia, and she lived to tell her story.
The woman told Canada’s CBC News, “The next thing was just a huge explosion and debris all over my face. I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights. I didn’t know what else to do, so I called 911.”
She continued, “Talking to the operator, she was asking me all kinds of questions, and at that point, I rolled back one of the two pillows I’d been sleeping on, and in between them was the meteorite.”
A chunk of rock about the size of a melon had plummeted from space, tearing through the woman’s roof before coming to rest inches from her head. She said, “I was shaking like a leaf. You’re sound asleep, safe, you think, in your bed, and you can get taken out by a meteorite, apparently.”
Peter Brown, a professor of physics and astronomy at Western University, confirmed what it was, saying, “It’s certainly a meteorite.”
He added, “Everything about the story was consistent with a meteorite fall, and the fact that this bright fireball had occurred basically right at the same time made it a pretty overwhelming case.”