A woman in Canada woke up in shock earlier this week when a stone hit her roof and fell onto her bed, losing her with difficulty but spraying gravel and other debris all over her face, until his dog barked frantically.
Police were called and the perpetrator was initially suspected of being a nearby construction site, where the work must have sent a fist-sized projectile onto the woman’s pillow. But when construction workers said they had not detonated any explosions – but had just seen an explosion in the sky – the consensus quickly became that the rock was a meteorite, according to the Canadian Press reported.
Ruth Hamilton was sleeping peacefully 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.
“I’ve never felt fear in my life before,” she said. “I wasn’t sure what to do, so I called 911 and while talking to the employee, I turned my pillow and saw that a stone had slipped between two pillows. “
It turns out that there were meteor showers in the sky over western Canada that night. Hamilton plans to conserve the space rock and is very relieved that she was unharmed.
“I was in shock and sat here for a few hours shivering,” she said. “The chances of that happening are so low that I’m so grateful to be alive.”
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