A rock crashed through the ceiling of a home and landed on a woman’s bed in Golden, a small town amid the Rocky Mountains, in British Columbia, around 162 miles west of Calgary in Canada, spraying grit and other debris on her face, a few days ago. Her dog was barking. Nearby construction workers had seen an explosion and a “bright ball of light in the sky.” It was proved later that the rock was a meteorite. “I’ve never been so scared in my life,” Ruth Hamilton said. “I wasn’t sure what to do so I called 911.” “I was in shock and I just sat here for a few hours shaking,” she added. The meteorite was about the same size as a melon and was a charcoal-gray color. It weighed nearly 3 pounds. It’s supposed it came from the solar system’s main asteroid belt. Depending on age and composition, it could be worth over $100k.
Hamilton said she initially thought a tree had fallen into her home. Teams of scientists are now going to talk with Hamilton about her experience and search for other pieces to figure out the meteor’s path while in Earth’s orbit so they know from where it originated. Only on rare occasion, meteorites crash into homes, which Peter Brown, a professor at the University of Western Ontario, said is a 1 in 100 billion chance. Hamilton said she plans on keeping the meteorite as a reminder of her luck to not be killed. A second meteorite that weighed about half a kilo or just over a pound, was found northeast of Golden.