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Authorities Confirm Meteorite Ripped Through Connecticut Roof

Authorities say this meteorite damaged a home in Wolcott on Friday. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities say this meteorite damaged a home in Wolcott on Friday. (credit: CBS 2)

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WOLCOTT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Some Connecticut residents knew something unusual dropped from the sky last week.

Now authorities have confirmed it was a meteorite.

The space rock damaged a home in Wolcott, when just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, a piece came crashing through the ceiling.

“It sounded like a gun shot, but it was louder, it was a bang. We looked up and saw the ceiling coming down and broke away the sheet rock in the dining room,” said homeowner Lawrence Beck.

Roof damage from the meteorite. (credit: CBS 2)

Ceiling damage from the meteorite. (credit: CBS 2)

Police at first theorized the object might have been a regular rock that fell after getting trapped in the landing gear of a plane, but now scientists said it came from space.

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