“I’ve never felt fear in my life before”: This is how Ruth Hamilton describes the feeling of waking up in shock when you hear a bang in the ceiling and When feeling debris on the face. A meteor just passed through the roof of the house and fell on the bed, narrowly missing the Canadian woman.
As a result of her start, Ruth turned on the light trying to figure out what had happened and discovered a hole in the ceiling. “I wasn’t sure what to do, so I called 911 [número de emergência norte-americano] And when I was talking to the operator, I turned my pillow and noticed a rock,” he told the agency Canadian Press.
After calling the emergency services, a police officer was immediately dispatched to the scene. At first, the authority suspected it was a wreck from the works going on in the vicinity of the house. Construction workers reported that they didn’t blow anything up, but quickly linked it to the meteor showers they witnessed moments before.
Sure enough, that night – October 3 – there was a meteor shower in the sky over western Canada.
“I was in shock and just sat there for a few hours, shivering”“The chances of that happening are so small that I’m so grateful to be alive,” said Ruth Hamilton, adding that she was relieved she wasn’t hurt. After panicking, Hamilton plans to save the space rock.
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