Meteorite Pierces Roof of Canadian House

Meteorite Pierces Roof of Canadian House

Starting an inquiry to find out for sure how a meteorite arrived at the surface of the Earth is a real pain. Not even the most sophisticated scientific tools are able to track down and find out on time when a space rock is about to hit, whether it’s the size of a stadium, a mountain, or a basketball.

According to The Tribune, a Canadian house was hit by a meteorite weighing 2.8 pounds. The space rock pierced through the roof and landed on a bed.

The meteorite paid Ruth Hamilton an “unpolite visit”

Ruth Hamilton is the woman living in the house where the meteorite crashed. She was scared to death on October 3 due to both the crash of the space rock and the barking of her dog.

The woman declared for Canadian Press the following, as quoted by The Tribune:

I’ve never been so scared in my life,

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.

Luckily enough, the woman is fine, as she wasn’t affected at all by the crash of the meteorite through her home. She declared for CTV News, as also cited by The Tribune:

I didn’t feel it.

It never touched me. I had debris on my face from the drywall, but not a single scratch.

Space rocks seldom reach the surface of our planet, as most of them get completely obliterated by air friction as they pass through the atmosphere. Although Ruth Hamilton is ok, other space rocks might not be so “merciful”.

We all have to live with the idea that the Universe is far too big in order to NOT provide us unpleasant surprises.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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