‘How far did he travel to get here?’ Bloke makes a startling discovery inside an Australian creek – so what is it?
An Australian guy has discovered dozens of rocks in an Australian creek that could be meteorites.
Oscar Vastag found a 586 gram piece of rock earlier this month in a creek bed in Daylesford, Victoria.
He soon discovered that he was magnetic.
An Australian guy found a magnetic rock while exploring a creek bed in Daylesford, Victoria.
Returning to the site on Tuesday, he discovered more than a dozen other similar rocks.
Physicist Dr Gail Iles told 3AW Mornings she thinks the initial object found could be a meteorite because it is magnetic.
However, she warns that further testing is needed for a definitive answer.
“My immediate instinct is to have this analyzed and then we can answer the question once and for all – is this really a meteorite,” she explained.
And if so, then the investigation begins. Where is he from? How old is he? Where did it form? How far did he travel to get here? she says.
The object has now been sent for testing to the Clayton Science Research Center, where an extremely powerful x-ray will be taken to determine if the object is indeed from space.
The discovery comes just weeks after a strange metallic object fell through the roof of a young couple’s house, nearly hitting a deckchair where their baby daughter had been lying moments earlier.
Tenika Lawther and Matthew Gardner were left in shock after the object penetrated through their roof and shattered the tiled floor of their Gympie home in Queensland.
“So it went through the sheet metal on the roof, there’s a full hole, then a hole straight through our gypsum, then the tiles, so two holes and the tiles are broken,” Ms Lawther told the ABC. .
The 3cm object landed next to a deckchair where the couple’s five-month-old daughter had been lying moments before.
Tenika Lawther (pictured) and Matthew Gardner were in shock after a strange object penetrated their roof and shattered the tiles in their Gympie home The object landed next to a baby bouncer where the couple’s five-month-old daughter (pictured) was lying moments earlier
A strange metallic object (pictured) fell through the roof of a young couple’s house, almost hitting a deckchair where their baby girl had been lying moments earlier
“It flew right past my head on the couch, so, yeah, any of us could have died last night not knowing it was coming. It was horrible.’
“There was smoke and debris everywhere,” Ms Lawther said.
The young mother revealed that a falling piece of metal caused “smoke and debris” to spread “everywhere” in their home.
Ms Lawther then contacted the police about the incident.
“They said get up and put a tarp on your roof and then you have to fix it and probably get compensated for it,” she said.
They took photos of the metal object and shared them on their social media, asking their friends and followers what they thought was the object.
“We’re definitely not thinking of a bullet, we’ve ruled that out,” she said.
Tenika and Matthew took photos of the metal object and shared them on their social media profiles, asking friends and followers what they thought was the object. Responses included space junk or a part of an airplane or helicopter
Responses included space debris, a stray bullet, or a part from an airplane or helicopter.
The couple believe it likely came from a plane or helicopter due to the speed at which the object slammed into the roof.
Tenika and Matthew are still investigating what the item is and where it came from as they follow up with their insurance and repair damage from the bizarre incident.