A poor man in Indonesia turned into a millionaire overnight after working as a simple coffin maker, but an “exceptional phenomenon” changed everything in his life.
According to the British newspaper “The Independent,” a precious meteorite fell on the roof of the man’s house, selling it for a hefty price of $ 1.8 million.
Joshua Hotaka Lang was working on a coffin outside his home in Kunlang Town when a 2.1-kilogram boulder suddenly fell on the house’s roof.
As soon as the noise dissipated, the 33-year-old searched for the meteor and found it in the garden’s soil next to the house.
Joshua said in a press statement that the meteor’s noise was so loud that parts of the house were shaken by the fall of the space object.
He pointed out that part of the roof of the house was destroyed when the meteor fell, which brought an unforeseen fortune, adding: “When I touched it, it was still warm.”
This meteorite that fell in the Indonesian man’s house was “carbon chondrite.” It is sporadic. Scientists estimate that its age reaches 4.5 billion years, and its price is approximately $ 857 per gram.
The new millionaire said he sold the meteorite to an American expert, Jared Collins, who sold the piece to another American who collects space objects and is currently putting it for study at the Center for Meteorite Studies at the University of Arizona.