Space debris crashes through woman’s roof, lands on her pillow

This had to be a terrifying way to wake up.

On October 4th, a woman in British Columbia, Canada, was awoken by a crashing sound and the feeling of debris hitting her face.

Ruth Hamilton looked up to see a hole in her ceiling and a rock on her pillow. She called 9-1-1 because she wasn’t sure what happened, and it turns out a meteor was sailing over the area that night, and authorities say a part must’ve broken off it and crashed through the woman’s roof.

The Daily Star reports she’s lucky the fist-sized rock didn’t kill her, as it only narrowly missed her head. Hamilton says she’ll keep the meteorite.

As for the damage to her home, her insurance company is determining whether damage from space debris is covered under her policy.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

News Director





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