A Norwegian skydiver accidentally made history when he opened his parachute mid-air and narrowly avoided being hit by a meteorite. What’s even more incredible is the fact that he was able to film the rare occurrence, thanks to the great innovative minds who are responsible for the creation of the helmet cam.
Anders Helstrup, who belongs to the Oslo Parachute Club, captured the footage of the object after its flame went out, entering a stage known as “dark flight”, where the meteorite falls straight to earth as a rock
"I got the feeling that there was something, but I didn't register what was happening," Helstrup was quoted as saying.
"When we stopped the film, we could clearly see something that looked like a stone. At first it crossed my mind that it had been packed into a parachute, but it's simply too big for that."
The sighting was further confirmed by geologist Hans Amundsen who told NRK.no, a Norwegian news site, that he was convinced that the falling rock was indeed from outer space.
'It can’t be anything else. The shape is typical of meteorites – a fresh fracture surface on one side, while the other side is rounded,' he said.
The incident was recorded in 2012, however it was posted on YouTube on Thursday after scientists from the University of Oslo confirmed that it was indeed a meteorite.
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