Giant Boulder Breaks Loose, Crushing Cars

If you’re having a rough day you might take some consolation from this: at least your cars and home weren’t hit by a rogue boulder.

That’s what happened Tuesday night to a family in Athens, Ohio, when the boulder — about 25 feet in diameter — broke free from a hillside and gravity took over. The boulder knocked down phone, power and cable lines as it rolled, and only stopped after crushing the cars and tearing off part of the family’s home, reported.

Luckily, no one in the family was hurt, as they all were in another part of the home. The family members were not identified but officials said they and a neighboring family were evacuated until crews can assess the home and nearby hillside.

A witness recalled seeing sparks fly as the boulder took out power lines.

“At first I thought it was thunder,” Mary Diles said of the rumbling sound. “Then I saw sparks and thought it was firecrackers.”

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