A woman in Canada woke up from what could have been her dirt nap last week to find a souvenir that is out of this world.
Ruth Hamilton, a Canadian woman in British Columbia, woke up to a loud crashing noise on the night of Oct. 4. Uninjured and checking her surroundings, she found a medium-sized rock on her pillow and a hole in her ceiling, according to the Daily Mail.
"I was shaking and scared when it happened, I thought someone had jumped in or it was a gun or something," Hamilton said. "It's almost a relief when we realized it could only have fallen out of the sky."
After calling 911, the police checked to see if a local construction site had been doing overnight blasting. While the site, located at Kicking Horse Canyon, denied any sort of blasting, they did say they saw a bright light in the sky that "exploded and caused some booms."
Others also reported a meteor sighting earlier in the night about 52 miles east of Hamilton's home, the outlet reported. After determining the rock was indeed a meteorite, Hamilton said she was amazed how it managed to crash into her own home. She said she intends to keep the meteor as a keepsake for her grandchildren, according to the outlet.
"The only other thing I can think of saying is life is precious, and it could be gone at any moment, even when you think you are safe and secure in your bed," Hamilton said. "I hope I never ever take it for granted again."
Hamilton's insurance company plans to conduct a walk-through and check to see if burning space matter is covered by her policy. The company said they had never handled a claim involving a meteorite before, per the outlet.
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Original Author: Asher Notheis