A DAD has found a 2lb 4oz meteorite worth up to £100,000 in a farmer’s field after searching for it for 18 months.

Tony Whilding, 38, of Wrexham, North Wales, began his hunt after a ball of flames shot over his home and went out.

Tony Whilding searched 18 months for the 2lb 4oz meteorite


Tony Whilding searched 18 months for the 2lb 4oz meteoriteCredit: WNS

Tony is hoping to get the rock certified to find how much it is worth.

He said: “I was in my back garden having a midnight cigarette when I noticed the sky lighting up above my head.

“I looked up to see a low-flying ball of fire with two swirling trails of smoke.

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“It got brighter as it approached my house at about twice its height. It was so low you could have kicked a football in the air and it would have reached it.

“As it crossed over, it extinguished within a few seconds. There was no noise, it just disappeared, leaving only the trials of smoke.”

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