14 year old Gerrit Blank was hit by a meteorite travelling nearly 50,000 kph and suffered only minor injuries.

The red hot, pea-sized piece of rock hit his hand before bouncing off and causing a foot wide crater in the ground.

The teenager survived the strike with only a three-inch long scar on his hand.

Scientists are now studying the pea-sized meteorite which crashed to Earth in Essen, Germany.

Others claim that it is an unlikely story, probably fabricated by the boy.

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