Meteorite crashes into house - A meteorite crashed into a house in Wolcott, C.T., last week. The meteorite has been recovered and has been verified by Yale Peabody Museum, the meteorite is believed to 4.5 billion years old!
A meteorite crashing into the a home and and it’s residents surviving to tell the story is something that really quite doesn’t happen. Larry Beck was relaxing in his living room and watching the television last Friday when he hear a loud blast in his roof. The boom was so big even the nearby residents heard it.
Larry Beck immediately went to the attic to investigate the sound and noticed that his ceiling was damaged.
He called the Wolcott Police Department at 10.30 a.m. Saturday to report that a rock crashed through his home the night before at 10 p.m.
“It sounded like a gunshot but it was louder bang,” Beck said, according to WAFB. “We looked up and saw the ceiling coming down and broke away the sheet rock in the dining room.”
The rock was reportedly broken in half.
Wolcott police Chief Edward Stephens said: “For this to crash through asphalt shingles, the roof, smash copper pipe, crack a ceiling, it was moving very quickly.”
Initially, the rock was believed to have fallen from a plane as there is an airport nearby his home. However, a friend persuaded him to get the rock examined at Yale.
Finally, the experts at Yale Peabody Museum confirmed that it was a meteorite.
Beck hopes his insurance company will pay out for the damage caused by the space rock.