A Yale expert confirmed Tuesday that an object that crashed through a house in Wolcott Friday night was a meteorite.
Larry Beck, of Williams Court in Wolcott, called police at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday and said a rock crashed through the roof of his house on Friday night and damaged the roof and copper piping, and cracked the ceiling in his kitchen.
"All the sheet rock had broken apart and it was on the floor," Beck said.
That was around the time that people from several towns along the shoreline called police and reported a loud boom that rattled windows.
Beck told police that he'd heard a loud crash and thought that a joist or rafter had broken.