A Wisconsin man got the scare of a lifetime when a huge block of ice plummeted from the sky, crashed through his roof, and landed next to him in bed.

Ken Millermon was in his home in Elk Mound, Wisconsin when the 12.6-pound nugget woke him up Tuesday morning. It landed just inches from him, he said.

"I would compare it to a 12-gauge [shotgun] or a little louder," Millermon told WQOW News 18, describing the sound of the falling block.


The ice caused over $1,000 in damage to the roof and ceiling, created a cloud of dust from the home's insulation, and scattered fragments from the support beams across the floor of the bedroom, he said.

"All I know is God had to have been watching out for me because I could have died," Millermon said.

Storm clouds above Millermon's house were not strong enough to produce such a large piece of hail, so the origin of the ice is unknown, the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minnesota, said.

The local sheriff's office could not place the source of the ice either, according to United Press International.

One possible explanation for the ice block's creation is a freezing water leak from a plane passing over the house, WISN 12 reported.

A flight bound for Minneapolis flew over the house at 8:15 a.m., the time that the ice fell through Millermon's roof, according to a flight tracker app, WISN 12 reported.

"An FAA safety inspector will try to contact the resident to obtain information," Tony Molinaro, the Federal Aviation Administration's public affairs contact for the Great Lakes region, told the Washington Examiner in an email.


A similarly sized chunk of ice fell into the home of a Florida family on May 19. The source of that ice was unknown, the Martin County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook.

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