“There’s a rock in my bed!” Sunday night October 3 Ruth Hamilton He survived a meteorite that passed through the roof of his home in Golden, in southwestern Canada. The woman was completely asleep and nothing but her dog Toby could wake her up and keep her from ‘blasting’ Which caused an Aerolith crash in his bed.
In the small and quiet town of Golden, a month ago, an event happened that amazed locals, Canadians and citizens from different parts of the world. A meteor interrupted the dream of a woman who became a shining neighbour.
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At about 11:30 p.m. on the said day, the residents of the Canadian town saw a fireball crossing the sky of Golden, without thinking that it would end up on a resident’s pillow.
Ruth was all asleep, Only her dog’s loud barking made her wake up. Seconds later, he heard an “explosion” near his pillow, near where he was resting.
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He barked twice as if to say ‘Get up! “(…) It was a loud bark. My family thinks that made me turn around,” the woman told The Dodo.
Hamilton, at first, thought a tree had fallen on his house. While talking to the 911 operator, she noticed a large, charcoal-gray object between her embellished pillow.
“Oh my God, there’s a rock in my bed,” the operator recalls. He later learned that it was a meteorite.
The rock, weighing 1.27 kilograms, passed near Hamilton’s head, leaving “a gypsum residue on his face,” according to the New York Times.
A few centimeters were important so that the woman would not be affected by the impact. So the animal media considered the dog the “hero of the year” who forced the woman with his bark to move.
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“It sounds surreal. (…) My grandchildren could say their grandmother was almost killed by a meteorite in her bed,” adds Hamilton. Meteorites are heading toward Earth every hour of every day; however, The odds of landing in someone’s home and hitting their bed are one in 100 billionAccording to Professor Peter Brown, Canada Research Professor at the University of Western Ontario.