Sometime in the 1930s, a farmer found a 22.5 pound meteorite on his land near Edmore, Michigan, in Montcalm County. Big rocks make good doorstops, so that's what it became, until just recently.

In 1988, a guy from Grand Rapids became the new owner of the farm. According to the Detroit Free Press, the previous owner actually knew it was a meteorite and told the new guy somebody had dug it up out of it's crater, right after it came down. (Did they not read "War of the Worlds"?)  So, the new owner saw all the hubbub over the meteor that came down in Livingston County last January and decided his doorstop might be worth something. He took it to CMU for testing and they got excited. They sent pieces of it to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and they confirmed - it's the sixth largest meteorite to ever be found in Michigan

And it's worth about $100,000.

Pretty cool, huh?

Here's the story.

 

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