A woman in British Columbia was asleep in her bed when a meteorite crash landed on her pillow

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– Matty

When you wish upon a shooting star, make sure to include “don’t crash into my house” in the fine print. The meteorite reportedly missed the woman’s head by mere inches.

A woman in Canada was peacefully asleep when a meteorite crashed through her roof and landed right on her pillow.

Victoria News reports how Ruth Hamilton—who lives in a the town called Golden in the province of British Columbia—was catching some Zs while others in the area were captivated by a meteorite streaming through the night sky.

Her attention was soon drawn to the meteorite as well, however, as she suddenly felt a bunch of debris on her face causing her to wake up, startled, only to find a big hole in her ceiling and a space rock on her pillow.

NDTV continues to report how Hamilton then proceeded to call 911, who responded to the scene and checked out whether or not the rock could have come from some nearby construction. They confirmed that that wasn’t the case, and thereby deduced was the meteorite that had given the rest of Golden residents such a show earlier.

“I was shaking and scared when it happened, I thought someone had jumped in or it was a gun or something,” said Hamilton of the incident afterward. “It’s almost a relief when we realized it could only have fallen out of the sky.”

And a relief it was, as CBC notes how the meteorite had just missed Hamilton’s head by a few inches.

Experts at Western University in London, Ontario later confirmed that the rock had assuredly come from space.


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