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banyon
04-10-2008, 09:17 PM
Under attack: The owner of a house struck five times by meteorites fears aliens are targeting him
Last updated at 01:02am on 10th April 2008

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/09_03/MeteorStrikeREX_228x405.jpg

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=558478&in_page_id=1811

Fear: Radivoje Lajic believes he is under attack from outer space
A Bosnian man whose home has been hit an incredible five times by meteorites believes he is being targeted by aliens.


Experts at Belgrade University have confirmed that all the rocks Radivoje Lajic has handed over were meteorites.

They are now investigating local magnetic fields to try and work out what makes the property so attractive to the heavenly bodies.

But Mr Lajic, who has had a steel girder reinforced roof put on the house he owns in the northern village of Gornja Lamovite, has an alternative explanation.

He said: "I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials. 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 five times has to be deliberate."

The first meteorite fell on his house in November last year and since then a further four have smashed into his home.

The strikes always happen when it is raining heavily, never when there are clear skies.

He said: "I did not know what the strange-looking stones were at first but I have since had them all confirmed as meteorites by experts at Belgrade University.

"I am being targeted by aliens. 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."

KCChiefsMan
04-10-2008, 09:23 PM
poor bastard

morphius
04-10-2008, 09:26 PM
God hates you

Donger
04-10-2008, 09:26 PM
A pet peeve of mine:

When in space, it's a meteoroid.
When it's in the atmosphere, it's a meteor.
If it impacts Earth's surface, it's a meteorite.

Carry on.

Iowanian
04-10-2008, 09:31 PM
His neighbor must have an accurate potato gun.

Leave him alone Bwana, he said he'll turn down the Polka music.

Phobia
04-10-2008, 09:39 PM
A pet peeve of mine:

When in space, it's a meteoroid.
When it's in the atmosphere, it's a meteor.
If it impacts Earth's surface, it's a meteorite.

Carry on.

Ditto. Did these people not attend school in the 4th grade?

Count Zarth
04-10-2008, 09:40 PM
Ditto. Did these people not attend school in the 4th grade?

Britain's school system must have sucked or something. I don't recall learning that in Primary 4.

I guess that's the price we paid for free lunches.

banyon
04-10-2008, 09:41 PM
A pet peeve of mine:

When in space, it's a meteoroid.
When it's in the atmosphere, it's a meteor.
If it impacts Earth's surface, it's a meteorite.

Carry on.

I stand corrected. It's been a while since astronomy class.

banyon
04-10-2008, 09:41 PM
Ditto. Did these people not attend school in the 4th grade?

Not me, I just went straight to law school. You don't even have to complete the 4th grade anymore. :D

banyon
04-10-2008, 09:43 PM
Perhaps it's just shrapnel that had yet to fall from when we blasted Slobo?

http://www.serendipity.li/wot/xymphora/sm-home.jpg

KCChiefsMan
04-10-2008, 09:46 PM
Ditto. Did these people not attend school in the 4th grade?

4th grade? I don't even think my 4th grade teacher would have known that! lol, I think we started to cover that in high school.

Donger
04-10-2008, 09:47 PM
I stand corrected. It's been a while since astronomy class.

I wasn't correcting you. A meteorite was a meteor at one point, by definition.

banyon
04-10-2008, 09:55 PM
Odds Of Your House Being Hit By A Meteor - 182,138,880,000,000 To 1 (http://www.prlog.org/10004151-odds-of-your-house-being-hit-by-meteor-182-138-880-000-000-to-1.html)


So maybe I can redeem myself on the math. Are the odds @ 2.004 x 10 to the 71st power to one? Or one in 100 Duovigintillion? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_numbers#English_names_for_powers_of_10)

That does seem pretty unlikely :hmmm:?

Phobia
04-10-2008, 10:05 PM
4th grade? I don't even think my 4th grade teacher would have known that! lol, I think we started to cover that in high school.

Did your 4th grade teacher go to KU?

cdcox
04-10-2008, 11:07 PM
My bet it a neibor with a meteorite, and a rock hammer and a catapult.

Phobia
04-10-2008, 11:11 PM
My bet it a neibor with a meteorite, and a rock hammer and a catapult.

Brad?

cdcox
04-10-2008, 11:13 PM
Brad?

Wow, I guess it's time to turn our the light.

Funny thing is I checked the meteorite thing twice.

Pic
04-10-2008, 11:13 PM
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn211/Picturesspeaklouder/housemeteor.jpg