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A meteorite passes through the roof of a house and falls on the bed of a sleeping woman, brushing her head on the pillow

2021-10-14T22:33:27.420Z

One scientist described the probability of the event as one in 100 billion. "I survived this experience without a scratch and all I had to do was take a shower and sweep the dust off the cast that fell on me," said the woman.



Ruth Hamilton was asleep when an explosion knocked her out of bed.

He turned on the light and discovered a huge hole in the ceiling of his room.

He thought a tree had fallen on the roof, but all the pine trees in his colony were still standing.

It was then that he discovered a huge charcoal gray object next to his pillow.

"My God, there is a rock on my bed!"

exclaimed the 66-year-old woman, according to The New York Times newspaper.

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A meteor streaks through the West Virginia sky on August 11, 2021.Bill Ingalls / AP

Local authorities confirmed that it was a meteorite.

The events occurred around 11:30 p.m. on October 3 in Golden, a town of 3,700 people about 440 miles east of Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The meteorite, which touched Hamilton's head closely, weighed 2.5 pounds (1.1 kg) and was the size of a person's fist.

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"I have never been so scared in my life," exclaimed the woman, according to local media, whose face was splattered with traces of dust.

Hamilton called 911 for emergencies: "There is a rock in my bed," he complained.

Police initially suspected it was debris from a construction site on a nearby highway.

But after calling the site, he learned that the workers had not exploded anything but that they had seen an explosion in the sky.

"I think he has a meteorite in his bed," concluded an agent.

The odds of a meteor hitting a human being are slim, so Hamilton came very close to going into the dire stat books: "I didn't get hurt. I survived this experience without a scratch and all I had to do was take a shower and sweep the dust off the cast, "he told the aforementioned medium.

The professor at the Western University of Ontario, head of the Canadian research team on small celestial objects, told a local media that

the probability

of a meteor landing on the pillow of a sleeping person

is one in 100 billion.

By comparison, there is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball lottery.

When Hamilton was asked if she would buy a lottery ticket the next day, taking into account her enormous luck, she answered no, that she had already won it.

Source: telemundo

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