Translated by Thomas Österberg, Sweden
It looks like the dog Hopper now has got a competitor, living in southern Sweden! Her name is Molly.
According to the newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet, a meteorite fell down in front of a group of children (and the dog Molly) last week, just outside the small village St.Olof, situated in the Swedish provice of Scania, about 100 km east of Copenhagen.
Heres a link to the article: http://sydsvenskan.se/sverige/article538923/Barn-nara-att-traffas-av-mystisk-flygande-sten.html
I have tried to translate the text content to English.
The children Villmaron Andreas son 9, Linn-Klara Andreas daughter 7, Ebba Larsson 8, and Vinga Andreas daughter 11, were out and went with the family dogs into the grove behind Sankt Olof (in the province of Scania, southernmost Sweden).
They heard a sound, "schwissssss", said Villmaron and shows with his arms how fast the stone damp down, just a few meters in front of them.
"It was like smoke".
When the stone hit the ground, dust and smoke swirled up.
Villmaron first thought it was a branch that had fallen down, but the dog Molly, first got very scared, finally took courage, and sniffed her way to the stone, situated in a hole a few inches down.
It was Molly who found it!
The stone is very black and full of holes. Looks like it was burnt of fire, says Villmaron.
It almost looks like a piece of petrified lava says Villmarons father Andreas Johansson.
The children immediately took the stone with them and run home. They were very excited, says their mother Maja Larsson.
They talked in mouth of each other and told their parents that the rock fell from the sky with a high velocity and how the gravel had whirled up and how scared the dog had been. Then the kids run on to Grandma and Grandpa living in the same village, in order to show them the stone too. When the children had left, their mother Maja started to brood.
"First after a while it went up for me how lucky the children had been. Imagine if anybody of them had been hit by the stone? It could have gone really bad".
The first I found out to do was to call Ystads Allehanda (a local newspaper) says Maja laughing.
Is it really a meteorite? Well the family is convinced that it is! At the official web site of the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, we learn that a meteorite will be magnetic.
Maja ties a refrigerator magnet to a sewing thread and holds the magnet next to the stone. The magnet attracts directly to the stone. The shape and colour also corresponds to the description of a meteorite at the National Museum web site. Can it be of any worth wonder Maja tactfully?
But she rapidly concludes that this issue is not important. The stone will be framed and hanged up on the wall, as a memory of an exceptionally event.
First the stone will be sent to the Swedish Museum of Natural History for identification. If it's turns up to is genuine meteorite the story will be even better!
The picture of the stone makes me a little bit suspicious. Has some similarities to a piece of slag.
LunarMeteorite*Hunter- Thank you Thomas for your kind report!!
Looks like another G Lindfors in Swedish Meteorite History story.
This is at least the third or fourth meteorite fable of the year; Hopper, German School Boy, English Chickens Boy, and now Molly of Sweden.