Out Of This World: Sleeping Woman Has Close Call With Meteorite


Talk about a rude awakening.

  • Earlier this month, a woman in British Columbia woke up in the middle of the night thanks to a meteorite that crashed through her roof and landed on her pillow.
  • Ruth Hamilton told Victoria News, "I just jumped up and turned on the light, I couldn't figure out what the heck happened."
  • She called 911 and at first, officers thought the jagged chunk came from a nearby construction site.
  • But, when cops talked with workers at the site, they reported seeing a bright "fireball" in the sky.
  • After further inspection (and confirmation from astronomy experts at Western University in Ontario) -- turns out it was a meteorite. 
  • The woman says thankfully she wasn't hurt and her grandkids now think she's cool to have had a close encounter with a "space invader."
  • Do you have a crazy story of something waking you in the middle of the night?

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