A meteorite struck her ceiling in British Columbia and crashed into her bedroom, causing a shocking awakening for a woman living in British Columbia.

Ruth Hamilton (66), told The New York Times that around 11:35 pIt is.m. on Oct. 3, she woke up to her dog barking, then heard what she described as “an explosion.” Flicking on the light, she saw a hole in her ceiling and thought a falling tree must have hit the house. It wasn’t until she called 911 and was talking to an operator that she spotted a 2.8-pound meteorite between her pillows.

“I didn’t feel it,” Hamilton, who lives in the town of Golden, told CTV Vancouver. “It never touched me. I had debris on my face from the drywall, but not a single scratch.”

When Hamilton first saw the space rock, though, she didn’t know what it was. The police who arrived on the scene thought it might be debris of a blast. They consulted a nearby construction crew.

Workers said they hadn’t been blasting, but had seen a “bright ball in the sky,” police told CTV ― suggesting that the rock in Hamilton’s bed may have fallen from space. Later, researchers at University of Western Ontario confirmed the meteorite was real.

“I was shaking and scared when it happened, I thought someone had jumped in or it was a gun or something,” Hamilton told the Pipestone FlyerIt is. “It’s almost a relief when we realized it could only have fallen out of the sky.”

Western University Scientists are asking residents of GoldenKeep an eye on the area and send in any images of passing fireballs.

In the meantime, researchers are still studying the meteorite that landed in Hamilton’s bed, but she ultimately plans to keep it.

“My granddaughters can say that their grandmother just almost got killed in her bed by a meteorite,” she told the Times.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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