A woman in Canada woke up in shock earlier this week when a stone crashed through the ceiling of her home and landed on her bed.
The police were called and initially suspected as the perpetrator that it was a nearby construction site, where the work must have thrown the fist-sized projectile on the woman’s pillow. But when the construction workers said they hadn’t blasted them – they had just seen an explosion in the sky – everyone quickly agreed that the rock was a meteorite, the Canadian press reported.
Ruth Hamilton was soundly asleep in Golden, a small town in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, on October 3rd when her dog started barking and she woke up with a jerk.
“I’ve never been so scared in my life,” she said. “I wasn’t sure what to do, so I called 911 and when I spoke to the operator, I turned my pillow and saw that a stone had slipped between two pillows.”
It turned out that that night there had been a meteor shower in the sky over the western Canadian region. Hamilton plans to hold space rock and is very relieved that she was not injured.
“I was in shock and just sat here for a few hours and shivered,” she said. “The likelihood of that happening is so slim that I’m pretty grateful to be alive.”