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Chandigarh October 16th
Ruth Hamilton, 66, woke up anxiously on October 3 when a large meteor from space crashed through her roof and landed in her bed.
Ruth, who lives in Golden, British Columbia, was woken up around 11:35 p.m. on October 3 by the sound of a crash and her dog barking.
Speaking to Canadian Press, she said, “I’ve never been so afraid in my life,” adding, “I didn’t know what to do, so I called 911 and when I spoke to the worker, she asked for a pillow and he saw that a stone had slipped between two pillows.”
“I didn’t feel like it,” she told CTV News.
“This has never touched me. I had debris on my face from the drywall, but not a single scratch.”
A police officer arrived at the scene, but suspected that the piece that fell on Hamilton’s bed came from a nearby construction site.
“Phone call [construction site] They said they didn’t make an explosion, but they saw an explosion in the sky, and that’s when we realized it was a meteor.”
The 2.8-pound space rock, the size of a tiny coal, was found as part of a meteor shower identified by Alan Hildebrand, a planetary scientist in the University of Calgary’s Department of Earth Sciences, and colleagues.
The group said the path of the meteor that hit Hamilton’s home would have made it visible in southeastern British Columbia and in central and southern Alberta.