Helmet cam shows apparent ‘meteorite’ nearly hitting skydiver

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A group of Norwegian skydivers recently shared video that shows a close call during a 2012 jump.

The video appears to show a meteorite falling to Earth.

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“It has never happened before that a meteorite has been filmed during dark flight; this is the first time in world history,” geologist Hans Amundsen told nrk.no.

Anders Helstrup, who was wearing the helmet cam, contacted the Natural History Museum in Oslo.

“The film caused a sensation in the meteorite community. They seemed convinced that this was a meteorite, perhaps I was the one who was the most sceptical,” Helstrup said.

In the summer of 2012, a group began searching an area where the meteorite might have landed.

“I found a stone which I thought was a meteorite and took it to the museum. They just fell about laughing,” Helstrup revealed.

While Helstrup is still not convinced it was a meteorite that flew past him, experts are convinced.

“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,” said geologist Hans Amundsen.

Read more: nrk.no.