A mysterious booming occurred in Connecticut on Friday, April 19. Houses shook, windows rattled and people said they saw a flash.
It turns out this was a meteor and THEY FOUND IT!
Officials at the Yale Peabody Museum confirmed that a meteorite struck a home in Wolcott at the end of last week.
“She told me and I made her repeat it like four times because I’m like, ‘A rock?'” said Wendy Taylor. “‘A rock came through your roof and into the house?’ It just didn’t make any sense.”
The Wolcott Police Department said local resident Larry Beck called them before 10:30 a.m. Saturday and said a baseball-sized rock crashed through his Williams Court home the night before.
Beck said the rock caused damage to his roof, copper piping and cracked the ceiling in his kitchen before coming to a stop.
“It sounded like a gunshot but it was louder bang,” Beck said. “We looked up and saw the ceiling coming down and broke away the sheet rock in the dining room.”
AWESOME. Here is a picture of the rock.
I’m not clear that it was related to the meteor shower we just had. But that would be plausible. So cool he has a piece but too bad about the damage. No one was hurt. It’s pretty rare for meteorites to hit buildings.
More: <p><a href=’http://articles.courant.com/2013-04-23/community/hc-wolcott-meteor-0424-20130423_1_first-meteorite-friday-night-attic’>Meteorite Crashes Through Roof In Wolcott – Hartford Courant</a>.</p>