Posted: Oct 15, 2013 5:55 PM by Pat Shingleton
On October 15, 1907, Nicaraguan rebel forces, under the leadership of General Pablo Castilliano, attempted to overthrow the government. With an abundance of money, weapons and expertise, the government forces were repeatedly beaten by the rebels and were on the verge of surrendering. Camped along a ridge overlooking their enemy, the rebels prepared for a daybreak assault to finish of their adversaries. Castilliano went to his tent to record the day's events when suddenly the entire camp was aglow. A fireball made a direct hit on Castilliano's tent, leaving a hole ten feet deep and fifteen feet wide including scattered bits of meteorite. The rebels believed this event was a sign of displeasure from heaven and ceased the rebellion.