Back in 1954 one of the strangest and most improbable natural phenomena was witnessed in the peaceful Sylacauga, Alabama. While the housewife Ann Hodges was napping on her sofa, suddenly a baseball-sized meteorite crashed into her home. The flying burning hot object came down through the ceiling, then it bounced from the radio and finally hit the unsuspecting Mrs. Hodges in the left thigh area. It left her with a huge and painful bruise but miraculously her life was not endangered. According to experts the chances of a person getting hit by a meteorite are equaled to getting hit by a tornado, a bolt of lightning and a hurricane all at the same time.
The meteorite that crashed into Ann’s home was also spotted by many citizens of Alabama. Most of the public speculated whether it was a real meteorite or not. Some believed it was just a crashed airplane while others went further and blamed the soviets for foul play. Eventually, a geologist sent from the government went to the scene and confirmed that the object that cause Mrs. Hodges great discomfort and pain was indeed a meteorite.
The meteorite was put up for display in 1956 in the Natural History Museum where you can see it today.