‘Metallic object’ that crashed through roof of US home could be a meteorite

‘Metallic object’ that crashed through roof of US home could be a meteorite

Pictures of a metallic oblong-shaped rock has created a chatter among people as it could very well be from outer space. The object crashed through the roof of a home in the US and police are now suspecting that it is a meteorite. Hopewell Township NJ Police took to Facebook to share the pictures of the object along with a press release explaining the situation.

The image shows the ‘metallic object’ which is suspected to be a meteorite.(Facebook/@Hopewell Township NJ Police)

“Possible Meteorite Strikes House in Hopewell Township. A metallic object believed to be a meteorite struck the roof of a residence located on Old Washington Crossing Pennington Rd. The ranch style home was occupied at the time but there were no injuries reported. The object, which is described as approximately 4″ x 6″ is oblong in shape and appears metallic. It penetrated the roof, the ceiling and then impacted the hardwood floor before coming to a rest,” reads a part of the press release. It also informs that the department is in touch with different agencies to “positively” identify the object.

Take a look at the post:

The post was shared on May 9. Since being posted, it has gathered several likes and comments. A few also expressed their surprise at the incident with GIFs.

Here’s how Facebook users reacted:

“Wow,” wrote a Facebook user. “OMG!” shared another. “Holy Moly,” commented a third.

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