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Meteorite Crashes Through Roof In Connecticut After Residents Report Loud Boom That Rattles Windows


By LeAnne Gendreau, Ryan Hanrahan, Amanda Raus and Jeff Saperstone, NBC – “A Yale expert confirmed Tuesday that an object that crashed through a house in Wolcott Friday night was a meteorite.

Larry Beck, of Williams Court in Wolcott, called police at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday and said a rock crashed through the roof of his house on Friday night and damaged the roof and copper piping, and cracked the ceiling in his kitchen.

‘All the sheet rock had broken apart and it was on the floor,’ Beck said.

That was around the time that people from several towns along the shoreline called police and reported a loud boom that rattled windows.

Beck told police that he’d heard a loud crash and thought that a joist or rafter had broken.

When he checked the attic on Saturday morning, he found a hole in his roof, damage to the pipes and rock broke in half in the attic, police said.

‘As I’m crawling across, I say ‘honey, I can see some daylight coming through the roof,’ Beck said.

At first, police thought the rock was a broken piece of airport runway concrete that had dropped from a plane when landing gear was being lowered, because Beck said that there is a lot of overhead airline traffic at all and Bradley Airport and Oxford Airports are nearby, police said.

Officials contacted the New England Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration and arrangements were made to have someone from the FAA view the rock.

Beck also contacted a local meteorolgist about the rock that crashed through his roof. John Bagioni, who owns Fax-Alert Weather Service, LLC in Burlington, immediately thought the rock might be a meteorite. The description of the rock, coupled with reports of a loud boom across the state around the time the rock struck the home, lead Bagioni to his conclusion.” Read more.

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  1. 04/24/2013 at 3:16 PM

    surrounding people heard a loud boom? From a rock that didn’t even make it to the ground? Maybe it was a sonic boom prior to the breaking apart..? Thanks for the posts, keep it up. I started getting too much spam so I kinda lost my inspiration here…aloha.

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  2. 04/24/2013 at 3:17 PM

    “A rock dropped by a plane”?!?! hahahaha

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