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Has anyone ever been hit by a meteor?

Yes. In 1954, a woman named Ann Hodges was hit my a meteorite while sleeping on the couch in her home in Sylacauga Alabama.

People had seen the fireball all across the eastern part of the state. So many townsfolk converged on her house, thinking there had been a plane crash, that she was taken to the hospital to escape the tumult.

Cold War tensions led to fear of Soviet involvement, and apparently the police took the stone to the Air Force, which confirmed the opinion of the government geologist who had identified it as a meteorite. It eventually ended up in a local museum, but was returned to Ms. Hodges after she complained “God meant me to have it. it hit me after all.”

My understanding is that later in life, however, she returned it to the museum as a valuable relic of local history.


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Do you find this event surreal? Have you ever heard about this case?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
13 Comments
Lynne Cage
Wow 😮 That lady wasn’t meant to leave this earth back then ☄️
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Sep 28, 2021 1:36AM
Bruce Simpson
None that lived.Rebecca Turkow,
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May 5, 2020 7:25PM
ektar
Yes. Heard of it before. It ruined her life I heard.
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Jan 23, 2020 11:19PM
Rebecca Turkow
I'm actually surprised that there aren't others.
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Oct 30, 2019 5:21PM
jack patti go
I can't even imagine! Freaky!!
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Sep 9, 2019 9:50PM
Robert Reid Sr.
I had never heard that story before!
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Aug 5, 2019 4:49PM
Stacie Schmuckal
Holy meteroite Batman!
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May 26, 2019 5:39PM
ninakamwene
What a wake up call! No one dies before their 'expiration date'. WOW!
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Apr 5, 2019 2:37AM
Don Racette
Pamela Spallin Then you must really appreciate your husband
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Feb 14, 2019 6:07PM
vasily tchaikovsky
amazing story and big stone She 'd thanks to God every day and it was not Meteor -meteorite . Famous Meteor hit in Siberia made a hole several km
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Aug 22, 2018 4:15PM
Darlene Davidson
I totally agree with her quote.
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Aug 16, 2018 6:44PM
Pamela Spallin
I love when the stories come up that I’ve never heard of before very interesting
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Aug 13, 2018 11:17PM
Bob Andrews-Bryant
Technically, she wasn't hit by a meteor, but (as the actual explanation says) a meteorite. Meteors burn up in the atmosphere. When it survives it is a meteorite.
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Aug 13, 2018 4:43PM

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