As a child, Donna Lewis remembered her grandfather using a 33-pound oblong rock as a doorstop by the front door. Later, after her grandfather, Tilmon Brooks, died in the 1990s and the rock came into her possession, Lewis used it as an ornament in her flower bed near Pineville in Bell County. Later, her husband took the rock to universities where it was confirmed to be a meteorite, the remains of a meteor or "shooting star" that crashed into the earth.
EKU Given Meteorite Found in the 1930s
By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald-Leader • Oct 22, 2012