This wonderful news comes to us from Indonesia.
What if an accident turns out to be a fortune for someone? It is strange to hear but unbelievable to rely on. It was a normal day for the coffin maker, Josua Hutagalung when a sudden sound made him frightened. He said, “I was working on a coffin near the street in front of my house when I heard a booming sound that made my house shake. It was as if a tree had fallen on us.” He further continued, “[The meteorite] was too hot to pick up so my wife dug it out with a hoe and we took it inside.”
Later on, it was discovered that the 4.5 pounds of the meteorite were an extremely rare variety of CM1/2 carbonaceous chondrite. The space-rock market sells the meteorite for $850 per gram which would be $1,858,556 of Ka-ching when calculated. The news went viral and an American space rock guru Jared Collins landed in Sumatra to purchase the expensive meteorite. After going through a crazy number of offers, Collins sold the extra-terrestrial treasure to Indianapolis-based meteorite collector Dr. Jay Piateck, who mailed it for safe-keeping to the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University.
Hutagalung did not disclose the exact amount he received in exchange for the 4.5-pound meteorite but it would be guessed that the amount ranged in million dollars. With this money, he plans to build a church for his community and has got a more personal wish. He said, “I have always wanted a daughter, and I hope this is a sign that I will be lucky enough now to have one.” As far as the signs are concerned, wishing on a meteorite may not be the same as wishing on a shooting star but there are odds where anything can happen. We just hope that this idea works!
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