Booming meteor remains hit home in Connecticut

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 confirm meteorite hit Wolcott home – CBS 5 – KPHO.

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.

Wolcott meteor

Wolcott meteorite

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>

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  3 comments for “Booming meteor remains hit home in Connecticut

  1. April 27, 2013 at 4:06 AM

    I had a meteorite hit my roof in 1981. Fortunately it didn’t penetrate and I recovered five fragments. It’s been a very interesting story to tell.

  2. April 28, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Meteorites hitting Connecticut houses isn’t all that rare. Two meteorites hit houses in the town of Wethersfield (just south of Hartford) in about 12 years.

  3. Ryuthrowsstuff
    April 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    While the damage might be unfortunate, depending on the size of the fragment they could come out of it with a tidy profit. Even if their insurance won’t cover it. As egregious as it is meteorites and meteorite fragments are quite valuable, particularly large ones (and baseball sized is quite large). Having the strike site and the fact that it damaged a home all confirmed by experts and media would bump that value up quite a bit. So provided he kept a bit rather than turning it over for study (which he should do, even just part of it) he shouldn’t have trouble selling it off.

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