When Astronomy Hits Home

A Mrs. Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama, is reported to be the first human being directly struck by a falling meteorite. Her story, is told in part here.

Mrs. Hodges’s first name has been variously reported to be either “Hulitt” or “Ann.” Thanks to investigator Benjy Berglas for bringing this to our attention. Investigator Berglas also sent us a copy of the newsletter Wooster Sauce, describing the short story that P.G. Wodehouse wrote in honor of Mrs. Hodges and especially of the legal battle that was triggered by her meteoric collision.