Alien rock causes cosmic disturbance in New Jersey home

A New Jersey home’s residents were left startled when a potential meteorite crashed through their roof, rebounded off the hardwood floor, and left a dent in the ceiling before settling down.

Fortunately, nobody was harmed during this bizarre incident that occurred on Monday afternoon at a residence on Old Washington Crossing Pennington Road in Hopewell Township. The object, estimated to be 4″ by 6″ in size, seems to be made of metal.

Suzy Kop, the owner, mentioned to a CBS affiliate that nobody was present in the house at the time. Initially, she thought that someone had thrown a rock through the window, the Register reported.

“It seems that whatever descended from the sky came through the roof, right through the upper window, which is my dad’s bedroom,” she explained.

Amidst the scattered debris and damaged drywall, Kop discovered the object resting in the corner of the room.

“We believe it’s a meteorite. It came through here, struck the floor causing significant damage, then rebounded and hit this part of the ceiling before finally coming to rest on the floor over there,” she explained.

Curiously, Kop also mentioned, “I actually touched the object because I initially thought it was just a random rock. Surprisingly, it felt warm to the touch.”

Emergency services promptly checked on the family’s well-being. “They were concerned about the possibility of radiation or residue due to its origin from the sky. So they scanned us, and fortunately, everything came back clear.”

“I’m grateful to God that my father wasn’t here, and no one was injured. We were very fortunate,” she expressed with relief, as reported by the Register.

Local authorities speculate that the impact may be linked to the recent Eta Aquariids meteor shower, which reached its peak last week. However, considering they are police officers, their assessment remains subject to verification.