After a meteorite crashes on her bed, a sleeping woman unexpectedly escapes death by inches.
Due to the unpredictable nature of life, things can fall into your life from anywhere, including the depths of the sky. Many individuals fantasise about wishing upon a falling star. However, what happens if it falls through your roof and strikes you? That is not something that can be desired.
On October 4, a woman named Ruth Hamilton awoke to the sound of a collision and dirt on her face in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The woman came perilously close to tragedy when a meteor shattered her roof and landed on the pillow beside her while she slept.
Observers had witnessed a meteor earlier that night above Lake Louise, some 52 miles east. The woman contacted an emergency helpline, and checks were made to ensure the debris was not from a nearby construction site.
It was quickly determined that a meteorite had pierced her roof and collided with her bed.
‘We called the Canyon project to inquire whether they were blasting and were informed that they were not, but they did report seeing a bright light in the sky that exploded and caused some booms,’ Hamilton explained.
Hamilton escaped injury, and she intends to keep the rock as a keepsake for her grandchildren. According to the Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies, meteorites originating from asteroids or rocks orbiting the sun are all approximately 4.5 billion years old. Her insurance company will conduct a walk-through to determine whether her claim covers the damage caused by the burning space.