Ann Hodges: History’s Only Meteorite Victim

Getting hit by a falling meteor is far more uncommon than getting struck by lighting. How uncommon you might ask?

There is only one confirmed person in history to have ever been hit by one. And she had the evidence to prove it.

Back in November 1954, Ann Hodges was taking a nap in her Sylacauga, Alabama, home when a rock about 12 inches in circumference came crashing through the ceiling. The meteorite then collided with her thigh, leaving behind a large, conspicuous bruise. Thankfully, it didn’t smash into her head, or the scene would have been much more gruesome.

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