Wayne and Darla Janca of Roanoke believe they discovered fragments of a meteor that fell to earth near their home on January 24, 2014
It started as the search for a needle in an interplanetary haystack.
Could Wayne and Darla Janca of Roanoke find what came flying through the sky on Friday night?
They and untold others saw the meteor on their drive home from dinner in Southlake. Some even captured the glowing meteor on video as it shot through the atmosphere.
"We both looked at each other and said, 'That looks like it hit pretty close to home," said Darla Janca.
After a good night's sleep, Wayne and his wife followed their hunch.
"The next day we went out and were looking in the dirt, seeing if we can find anything," Wayne said. "Right before we gave up, I looked down at my foot and there it was! It looked like liquid metal melted into the ground."
The discovery was made in Roanoke, not far from the Jancas' home. But what they dug up may have traveled millions of miles to get here.