Two spectators during a cricket game watched something fall out of the sky, land at their feet, and brake in two. The object was a five-inch black rock, and potentially a 4.5 billion years old meterorite. Witness Richard Haynes commented,
"We were quietly supping our pints, both looked up at the same time and saw a black object coming towards us – we didn't know what it was."
Fellow onlooker Jan Marszel added:
"It landed five yards inside the boundary and split into two pieces. One piece bounced up and hit me in the chest and the other ended up against the boundary board. It came across at quite a speed – if it had hit me full on it could have been very interesting."
The duo have kept the potentially cosmic rock as a souvenir, but would be happy to have experts check it out. If it is really a meteorite, it will be the first to land in the UK since 1992.
Via The Age