weeks ago I was driving along on a pleasant spring day, one
with not a cloud in the sky. I'm all alone on a side road,
cruising along with the windows down.
Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see something small
and white, about the size of a pinhead, bounce off my left
cheek. I dismissed
it as just a bit of road debris thrown up by my tires...
until it began to burn.
Whatever stuck me was really hot, hot enough to leave a little
red mark about the size of a mosquito bite near my left nostril.
It didn't blister but it stung and it stayed red for hours.
The only thing I can figure is that I was probably struck
by a micro-meteorite. That sounds goofy until you realize
Earth is constantly
being bombarded by these things. Millions upon millions every
day. I didn't tell anyone about it, until now, because the
tale has an unpleasant "alien abduction" quality
to it. I only mention it now
because I happened to stumble upon this
It's about a German lad
who had a similar tale. Except his meteorite was pea-sized
and left a one-foot-wide crater in the ground after glancing
off his hand. It also was big enough and travelling
fast enough to make a sufficiently loud enough sound that
temporarily deafened the kid.
Scientists calculate this kind of event as literally one-in-a-million.
By comparison my tale is penny ante, but considering what