In Iowa, a claim that a perhaps a meteor dented a car, when someone was in it.
Around 11:15 p.m. last night, Steve Bell of Sioux City was in his car at a stop sign near Lakeport Commons when he heard a loud bang and glass break.
Immediately he thought it was a gunshot and took off.
He then parked in the Hy-Vee gas station near by and noticed a dent in the top of his car.
About fifteen minutes later he returned to the stop sign where the incident happened and was shocked by what he saw.
“We found this rock right here in the middle of the street,” Bell said. “When we got there, the rock was too hot to the touch. This rock, whatever it is, fits that perfect dent over the top of our truck.”
Besides just being very hot, Bell said there was a strong odor coming from the rock as well.
Hmm. No pictures and no more details. It couldn’t have been very big piece (as one would expect). However, there should be no question if the rock is an actual meteor since they found it and can easily make that determination. Keep an eye out for more about this one. The Perseid meteor shower was in process last night.
UPDATE: (13-Aug-2012) As this tale looks highly dubious, I came across this story of a boy who looked AND FOUND a real meteorite near his home.
[…]the lad had located a large “L6 ordinary chondrite” that Agee estimates had been on the ground for about 10,000 years.
Agee told the Los Angeles Times that after yelling and hurrahing, he told Lyons he had a sure-fire career as a scientist.