It’s a common practice to wish upon a “falling star.” It’s a spectacular experience to watch these celestial bodies from afar, but having a meteorite crash through the roof is another story. It was something to be thankful for when this rock landed on a woman’s bed and not on someone’s head.
Solarsystem.nasa.gov defined “Meteoroids as objects in space that range in size from dust grains to small asteroids. Think of them as “space rocks.” When a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it’s called a meteorite.” This meteorite had defied the odds to make it on Earth. However, it was not a welcome surprise for a 66-year-old grandma from British Columbia, Canada.
Ruth Hamilton was peacefully sleeping. Her barking dog and a loud explosion have woken her up. She was shocked to see a hole in her bedroom’s ceiling and her face was suddenly covered with dry-wall debris. “I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights. I didn’t know what else to do, so I called 911,” Ruth narrated. “While talking to the operator, she was asking me all kinds of questions, I rolled back one of the two pillows I’d been sleeping on and in between them was the meteorite. I’ve never been so scared in my life!” The meteorite landed in between her pillows, where her head had been a few seconds earlier. She said that just thinking about it made her heart race.
The meteorite resembled charcoal and weighed 2.8 pounds. It was initially thought to be debris from a nearby construction site. After a thorough investigation, it was confirmed that it was a meteorite. The sample was submitted to Western University for further study. This was also supported by testimonies from other people and Social Media posts which showed that a ball of light was seen crashing at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.
Ruth said, “I’m just thankful to be alive and yeah, be here talking to you and my family.” She was not hurt and was completely safe after this near-death experience.
More than anything else, it’s God who protected her from being hit by the rock. He used the dog and the loud explosion to wake her up which prompted her to get up from the bed and altogether escape from the meteorite which crashed through her roof. It’s not luck or coincidence, it would take the hand of God to direct a rock from out of this world to miss causing harm when it landed on a woman’s bed.
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,” Psalm 91: 4-5