A woman in Canada was sleeping peacefully on October 4 when a meteor crashed across the roof of her home and landed directly on her pillow.
Victoria News reported how Ruth Hamilton, who lives in a town called Golden in British Columbia, was picking up some Zs while others in the area were captured by meteors streaming into the night sky.
Soon, her attention was drawn to the meteor as well, as she suddenly felt a handful of debris on her face causing her to wake up, terrified, to find a big hole in her roof and a space rock on her pillow.
NDTV continues to report how Hamilton called 911, who responded to the scene and checked whether the rocks had come from some nearby buildings. They confirmed that wasn’t the case, thus deducing that the meteor had given the rest of the golden residents such an offer earlier.
“I was shivering and scared when it happened, I thought someone had jumped inside or it was a gun or something,” Hamilton said of the accident afterwards. “It was almost a relief when we realized it could have fallen from the sky.”
And it was a relief, as CBC noted how the meteor just missed Hamilton’s head by a few inches.
Experts at Western University in London, Ontario later confirmed that the rocks definitely came from space.