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Couple looks skyward following close encounter
CBC News (Canada)
December 19, 2005
A couple in Central Newfoundland has had a close encounter with a
mysterious object that appeared to fall from the sky at a high speed.
"I would say [it was] the size of a chicken, probably," says Joanne
Knee, who says her experience on Friday afternoon reminded her of the
story of Chicken Little.
Knee and her husband were driving from Gander to Carmanville when an
object narrowly missed their truck.
She said the beige-coloured rock hit the ground so close to the truck
that when it exploded, shards damaged the front grill and a signal light.
"It was such an explosion from it," she said.
"It was just [as] if someone had shot off a gun in the truck. It was
Knee and her husband returned to the spot Saturday to find a pile of
They picked up a sample, and after a little digging observed that a
cylindrical piece of the material was lodged deep into the side of the road.
Knee said there was no sign of construction or of people working in the
Joe Hodych, who teaches earth sciences at Memorial University, said it
is possible that the object came from space, and that he is anxious to
see the sample.
"Meteorites are very rare. So most reports turn out not to be meteorites
in the end," Hodych said.
"But they're extremely important to science."
Knee hopes someone like Hodych will analyze the rock.
However, Knee would like to keep at least a part of the rock as a souvenir.