Offbeat Video

By David Aspinall

This stunned homeowner made an out of this world discovery after finding a ‘meteor’ in his back garden.

When Jay Sullivent heard a loud bang at home in Appling, Georgia, USA, on July 21, he went running outside to what he thought would be a car crash.

Unable to find anything, he takes a walk around his lawn and stumbles upon a burnt circle of grass with smoke rising from it.

Approaching closer, the middle is aflame with a pink rock in the middle and Jay exclaims ‘it’s a damn meteorite’ as he flicks the hot object out of the hole with a penknife.

Jay said: “It was so loud that I thought there had been a car accident on the road in front of my house.

“When I got over to the crater it was around 15 inches deep and about the same across.

“The rock in the middle was glowing red.”