A man from Kettering, Ohio, believes a meteorite hit his car early on Sunday morning. Joe Massa said he was driving home when his Buick was struck by something at around 2 am.
Out of the corner of his eye, he said, "I could see something. It was a light, shadow, a beam of light, small. Within a split second, something hit me, the front of the car was pushed over into the far left lane." Massa said there was a big flash when it hit.
"It was like a silent pop," Massa said, "then there was pressure in the car. I could feel pressure in my ears, like the air had changed in the car, in a split second." Massa said he pulled over immediately to see if he hit a deer, a dog, or something else. He found nothing, except the damage to the right-front bumper.
Massa said he got off at the next exit and went to a gas station where he met with a West Chester police officer and a trooper with the Ohio Highway Patrol. The dent in the bumper seems to show a downward motion, as if something fell from the sky and struck it. "What are the chances of this happening?" said Massa, "The West Chester police officer told me it's 1 in 275 million!"