Pat Shingleton: "A Direct Hit..."
On October 15, 1907, Nicaraguan rebel forces, under the leadership of Gen. Pablo Castilliano, were attempting to overthrow the government. As noted in a previous column, with money, weapons and expertise, government forces were repeatedly beaten by the rebels and on the verge of surrendering. Camped along a ridge overlooking their enemy, the rebels prepared for a final daybreak assault. Castilliano went to his tent to record the day's events when suddenly the camp was aglow. A fireball made a direct hit on Castilliano's tent, leaving a hole ten feet deep and fifteen feet wide with bits of the meteorite scattered throughout the hole. The rebels, believing the meteorite was a sign of displeasure from heaven, retreated, stopping the rebellion.
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