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According to the telegraph, 50 year old Radivoke Lajic says his “house being hit by rocks from space was the result of an extraterrestrial grudge.”
“I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials,” he said. “I don’t know what I have done to annoy them but there is no other explanation that makes sense. “The chance of being hit by a meteorite is so small that getting hit six times has to be deliberate.”
Certainly one of the most improbable situations we’ve seen in some time. Is there something special about the village of Gornji Lajici in northern Bosnia (near Prijedor)? (See the video of a supposed UFO sighting in Prijedor at the bottom of this post.) Why do the meteor strikes always happen when it is raining?
The first meteorite struck his house in November 2007. Scientists at Belgrade University have confirmed that the rocks are all meteorites.
“I have no doubt I am being targeted by aliens,” he said. “They are playing games with me. I don’t know why they are doing this. When it rains I can’t sleep for worrying about another strike.” Mr Lajic has reinforced his roof with steel for fear that a meteor may hit his house.
He paid for the steel girder by selling one of the meteorites to a university in the Netherlands.
I have to give him credit for that. Talk about turning a misfortune into something positive.
” … I have had so many visitors that I plan to make a small museum in my back garden.” Mr Lajic first hit the headlines two years ago, when the fifth meteorite struck his house. Scientists are now studying magnetic fields around the property to try and explain the frequency of the strikes.
I’m curious about the angle of impact and the speed at which these objects were traveling. Someone obtaining real meteorites and then shooting them at his house seems more likely to me.
Not to give anyone any ideas, but cloud cover when it rains would hide someone in a blimp with a huge slingshot. Yes, an attack by a stealthy human blimp pilot is very unlikely, but it beats the odds of both aliens and natural recurring meteorite hits.
At least the aliens targeting Mr. Lajic have poor aim. It took only one try for them to hit Mrs. E. “annie” H. Hodges. See my article from 2001 about a woman who was hit by a meteor while at home.
” … about 25 million meteoroids hit Earth’s atmosphere every day. And while most of them burn away to nothing.” – mentalfloss
What are the odds of being killed by a meteor? It is slightly more likely that you will die from being hit by a meteor than in a terrorist attack… which is to say, don’t worry about it.
” Astronomer Alan Harris has made that calculation. Allowing for the number of Earth-crossing asteroids — the kind that can hit us because their orbits around the Sun intersect ours — as well as how much damage they can do (which depends on their size), he calculated that any person’s lifetime odds of being killed by an asteroid impact are about 1 in 700,000. ” – discover
Put another way …
“… statistically speaking, some poor Brit would be squashed by a heavenly body every 7,000 years or so. … Once in every million years, we should expect a meteorite strike that would kill 500 people.” – telegraph
Of course, if the meteorites are of the rare iron type (doesn’t look like it in the photo) then they are probably just being attracted by the secret underground government super magnet under his house. What? You haven’t heard about the new super magnets? This article is several years old and the classified stuff is usually many years ahead:
Using the strongest materials known to man, scientists are building the most powerful electromagnet in the world — one that won’t blow up a split second after it’s turned on. The entire magnet will be a combination of coil sets weighing nearly 18,000 pounds and powered by jolts from a massive 1,200-megajoules motor generator. Once activated, the new magnet should be about two million times more powerful than the average refrigerator magnet. – discovery
Getting back to the aliens, however, a post of my post of the telegraph article posted over on the David Icke site says there was a UFO sighting in the area where the man lives.
Looks fairly hoax like, you can never tell with the great software available today, but fun to believe anyway: