Take a small place in Canada, a woman who is deeply asleep and a meteorite and you get a fear of death that nobody forgets anytime soon.
Golden – The small 3,700 inhabitant village of Golden is located in the middle of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by mountain ranges on a picturesque river, it is certainly very beautiful there. Only when you are woken up by a bang and feel debris on your face will this idyll be disturbed.
This is exactly how it will have been for Ruth Hamilton recently. Because the Canadian was woken up one night by such a loud noise. When the first shock was over, “I jumped up and turned on the light, I didn’t know what had just happened,” the resident told the newspaper Victoria News.
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When she looked around, she found a stone on her pillow, which was right next to where her head was just a few minutes ago. Even the police called afterwards could not make any sense of the origin of the stone. At first it was assumed that the stone came from a nearby construction site.
“We called the Canyon Project and asked if there was any blasting there. But there weren’t any. However, the employees saw a bright light in the sky, which exploded shortly afterwards, ”the frightened resident explained Victoria News. Apparently it was a meteorite.
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Hamilton himself thought at first that someone had broken into her house or that the bang had come from a gun. Fortunately, nobody was injured – and Hamilton’s grandchildren think the story, including Stein, is great. “I am totally amazed at the thought that a star has fallen from the sky. It’s probably billions of years old, ”explains the grandmother.
It seems to be clear to the grandmother that she was very lucky and that the meteorite could have cost her life. “The only thing I can think of is that life is precious and could be over at any moment. Even if you lie safely in your bed, ”the Canadian concludes her report.
A mysterious fireball was also recently spotted over southern Germany. NASA recently reported on a less mysterious but extremely astonishing find in space.