An Indonesian man became an instant millionaire after a meteorite worth 1.8 million dollars crashed through his roof. It was enough money for the man, previously working as a coffin maker, to retire and have a new church built for his village.

Indonesian man becomes instant millionaire after meteorite crashes through roof

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A humble coffin maker in Indonesia became an instant millionaire – when a meteorite which was recently sold for $1.8 million (Dh6,611,760) crashed through his roof.

According news reports, 33-year-old Josua Hutagalung was working next to his house when the space rock smashed into his living room in the Kolang area, in the province of North Sumatra back in August.

He told local news website Kompas: “When I lifted it, the stone was still warm and I brought it into the house. The sound was so loud that parts of the house were shaking too. And after I searched, I saw that the tin roof of the house had broken.”

Hutagalung sold the rock to a specialist collector, who has given him enough money to retire and bu… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

5 thoughts on “An Indonesian man became an instant millionaire after a meteorite worth 1.8 million dollars crashed through his roof. It was enough money for the man, previously working as a coffin maker, to retire and have a new church built for his village.”

  1. whatafuckinusername

    Somehow I think it was enough for more than that

  2. pussfukt

    I’ve heard of pennies from heaven but this takes the cake.

  3. taxdude1966

    I’m surprised that the government didn’t just declare that it belonged to them.

  4. AdvancedAdvance

    I’m glad he got to retire on his own terms because it would be hard to take a coffin maker seriously if they told you they shut down the business because it was going under.

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