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A Canadian woman was woken up by a meteorite on October 3, which crashed through her roof.
Ruth Hamilton saw a smoking space rock inches away from her head, according to CBC News.
Experts at Western University in London, Ontario, confirmed that the rock was a meteorite.
Ruth Hamilton was woken up by a cosmic crash on October 3, when a meteorite blazed through her roof and landed on her pillow inches away from her face, according to CBC News.
The woman, who lives in Golden, British Columbia, Hamilton told CBC she was woken up by her dog barking.
"The next thing was just a huge explosion and debris all over my face," Hamilton told CBC. "I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights. I didn't know what else to do, so I called 911."
Hamilton said that in a dazed, she "rolled back one of the two pillows I'd been sleeping on and in between them was the meteorite." Other photos in CBC's report show Hamilton's roof with a hole pierced through it.
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According to the report, Hamilton was not sure if there was any rock blasting ongoing in the mountains nearby her, but authorities confirmed none occurred that night.
Hamilton then turned the rock over to a team of specialists at Western University in London, Ontario, who was able to confirm that it was in fact a meteorite. A similar incident occured last year in Indonesia, when a meteorite crashed through a local villager's roof.
According to the report, Hamilton kept mum at first after the incident. She told CBC that she plans to keep the galactic gift after the researchers are done analyzing it, if possible.
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