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Meteorite lands on Canadian woman's bed
« on: Oct 13, 2021, 23:12:13 »
Oh my, Grandma, what a big meteorite you have right there on your pillow under that hole in the roof

It was almost midnight in Golden, British Columbia, Canada, a Rocky Mountain city near the border with Alberta, when a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed next to the head of 66-year-old grandma Ruth Hamilton.

According to numerous reports, Hamilton had been asleep for hours on October 3rd, when her dog barked twice and a softball-sized chunk of space stuff came crashing through her roof, spraying drywall debris all over her face and landing on her pretty floral bedding.

"I've never been so frightened in my life," the sexagenarian told Canadian politician and radio host Jas Johal.

More: https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/13/meteorite_lands_on_canadian_womans_bed/

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Meteorite crashes through roof of Canada woman’s home and on to bed

A woman in Canada awoke in shock earlier this week when a rock crashed through the ceiling of her home and landed on her bed, narrowly missing her but spraying grit and other debris on her face, as her dog barked frantically.

Police were called and the culprit was initially suspected to be a construction site nearby, where work must have sent the fist-sized projectile onto the woman’s pillow. But when the construction workers said they had not set any blasts – but had just seen an explosion in the sky – the consensus quickly became that the rock was a meteorite, the Canadian Press reported.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/14/canada-meteorite-crashes-through-roof-bed

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Meteorite Crashes into Woman’s Bed in Canada
« Reply #2 on: Oct 20, 2021, 20:29:44 »
Meteorite Crashes into Woman’s Bed in Canada

A woman in Canada narrowly missed being struck by a meteorite that crashed through her roof and landed on her pillow.

Ruth Hamilton, a resident of Golden, British Columbia, was asleep in her bed on the night of Oct. 3 when she was jolted awake by an explosive bang, as something plummeted through the roof and showered her with debris, Hamilton told Victoria News on Oct. 8.

More: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meteorite-crashes-into-womans-bed-in-canada/

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Meteorite crash-lands in woman's bed in Canada
« Reply #3 on: Oct 20, 2021, 20:30:54 »
Meteorite crash-lands in woman's bed in Canada

A woman in Canada narrowly missed being struck by a meteorite that crashed through her roof and landed on her pillow.

Ruth Hamilton, a resident of Golden, British Columbia, was asleep in her bed on the night of Oct. 3 when she was jolted awake by an explosive bang, as something plummeted through the roof and showered her with debris, Hamilton told Victoria News on Oct. 8.

More: https://www.livescience.com/meteorite-near-miss-bedroom-canada

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Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman’s Bed
« Reply #4 on: Oct 20, 2021, 20:32:01 »
Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman’s Bed

After a fireball streaked through the Canadian sky, Ruth Hamilton, of British Columbia, found a 2.8-pound rock the size of a large man’s fist near her pillow.

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Ms. Hamilton’s rock was one of two meteorites that hit Golden that night. Researchers about 160 miles east, in Calgary, said they had traveled to the town to find the second one in a field less than a mile away from Ms. Hamilton’s house, after triangulating its location based on photographs and videos that several people around the area had sent in.

More: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/world/canada/meteorite-bed.html
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Re: Meteorite lands on Canadian woman's bed
« Reply #5 on: Oct 20, 2021, 20:34:55 »
The fall has been linked in some accounts to the fireball that featured on APOD just over a week ago.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211012.html