Over the years there were strange tales and fraud, but so far officially is confirmed only one person that is hit by a meteorite in human history, Ann Hodges (Ann Hodges).
Her story begins on 30 November 1954, while she slept in her home in the town of Oak Grove (Oak Grove), Alabama. Suddenly, a meteorite with the size of a grapefruit fell from the roof. The meteorite is dismissed out of wooden radio and the meteorite hit Ann in the left hip. Amazingly, the only injury was just a bad bruise.
Report Ann perfectly coincides with the claims of local residents, who say they saw a strong red line of object falling from the sky.
The chances are higher to be hit by lightning, tornado and hurricane at the same time,” said Michael Reynolds (Michael Reynolds), an astronomer at the State College of Florida.
But the story of the meteorite does not end there. The farmer Julius Kempis McKinney (Julius Kempis McKinney), who was a few kilometers distant, while collecting firewood found a fragment of a metеorite, who later managed to sell.
But the story of the mеteorite does not end there. The farmer Julius Kempis McKinney (Julius Kempis McKinney), who was a few kilometers distant, while collecting firewood found a fragment of a metеorite, who later managed to sell.
Ann Hodges was not so happy with her part. She fought hard legal battle for ownership of the metеorite, but after two years decided to donate on the Natural History Museum of Alabama, where today alongside 2,000 other meteorites.
Although this is the only confirmed metеorite damage, they claimed that in February this year, a man from India was killed when a huge meteorite hit the earth and left a crater. NASA scientists have confirmed that this is a false story, because the size of the crater is not matched to the size of the meteorite.