Magnet Fishing: Man finds possible meteorite in river

Started by gash, August 26, 2017, 06:16:29 pm

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A Dixon man may have found a piece of the sky buried in the bottom of the river.

Brandon Wyatt was fishing in Grand Detour last week, but instead of using a pole, line and hook, he had a high-powered neodymium magnet with a 380-pound pull.

The 41-year-old Sterling native was looking for the old ferry crossing, searching, to no avail, for antique horseshoes. He did find an abundance of "nails and junk."

Another pull of the magnet produced a 16.6-gram black stone split in three pieces and covered in mud,

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