Updated:2013-08-22

Meteorite Action!

2003-03-26 : Park Forest (U.S.A)

Fall on Garza's House

Robert Garza was asleep in his room when two meteorites crossed the ceiling, one of 178 g and the other 2,333 kg. The smallest directly through the window while the second broke through the rim and bounced into the room

Ceiling of Robert Garza's room

 
 

Ceiling of Robert Garza's room

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago television
 

Window and curtain

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
 

Window and curtain

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
 

 
 

 
 

Mirror broken by big piece

 
 

Mirror broken by big piece

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
 

The two pieces fall into th room

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
 2333gg and 178.3 g

The big piece

 
 

Fall on fire station

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
 

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
 

 
Credit: Stephen Carrera
 

 
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
 

 
Credit: Stephen Carrera
 

Firefighter Dennis Kennedy holding the meteorite

 
Credit: Stephen Carrera
 

Fall on road

meteorite with yellow paint

 
Credit: Elliott Brennan, University of Chicago
 

 
Credit: Steven Simon, University of Chicago
 

impact on asphalt

 
Credit: Steven Simon University of Chicago
 

Fall on Navarro's House

Colby Navarro worked on his computer, the rock from outer space has gone through the ceiling, hit the printer, fell to the ground and came near a cupboard. The meteorite weigh 927 grams for a size of about 10 cm.

 
Credit: Ivan and Colby Navarro
 

 
Credit: Ivan and Colby Navarro
 

 
Credit: Ivan and Colby Navarro
 

 
Credit: Ivan and Colby Navarro
 

 
Credit: Ivan and Colby Navarro
 

Fall near Central Park (Park Forest]

Rich and Larry Atkins found that the meteorite Friday, March 29, 2003 near Central Park. It weighs 638 g and coated with a fusion crust.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Fall on a car Jennifer Ct, Steger, Illinois

This car had been rented by Ed Grollermond and parked at 3400 Short Jennifer Steger in Illinois. The windshield of the Plymouth Breeze was broken by two pieces meteorites.

 
 

 
 

A resident of Park Forest has noticed this stone lying near her car, morning after the fall .... Arriving at work, she heard the news about the meteor of the night and realizes that the stone near her car was probably a meteorite! Fortunately for her, when she came back home after his work, meteorite was still there!