Park Forest, Hammer Artifact, 1997 Plymouth Breeze Windshield Broken by Meteorite

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On March 26, 2003, a brilliant fireball was seen by thousands of witnesses across parts of four states. A shower of meteorite stones fell across a wide area, centering on Park Forest Illinois. The commotion caused a sensation and many objects and homes and struck by falling meteorites. Meteorite hunters from across the world came to the strewnfield and combed local neighborhoods and streets for meteorites. Later analysis at the Museum of Natural History showed the stones to be L5 chondrites.

At least two homes were struck and damaged by falling meteorites, and several other manmade objects were also impacted. One of the other objects to be struck was Ed Grollemong's 1997 Plymouth Breeze sedan that was parked in his driveway. A meteorite destroyed his rear windshield and showered broken glass inside and around the car near the impact point. While Ed may have been angry or disappointed by the damage caused to his car, he must have been relieved later to discover that his misfortune was worth a small financial fortune. Meteorite hunter Steve Arnold purchased the meteorite and the broken glass, which he then sold to collectors. The glass being offered here comes from the glass that Mr. Arnold purchased from the car's owner.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small shard/fragment of broken glass from Ed's 1997 Plymouth Breeze. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage. Note, each sample of glass is unique and may vary slightly in shape.