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The National Post reports that this resulted in “an epic court battle that featured dramatic claims about a devious geologist, extraterrestrial life, government conspiracy and the black market in space rocks.”
As the Court of Appeal for Yukon put it in their new ruling, “There is no dispute that the ‘meteorite’ did develop a green colouration. The only material dispute about the green colouration is whether its origin was extraterrestrial, as Mr. Sabo contended, or terrestrial.
“Something was going on,” Mr. Sabo said. At first he thought it was lint from the felt bag, but then he looked closer and something seemed to be leaching out.
Then, as he drove home with it, sometimes balancing it in the crook of his elbow, he developed a terrible rash up and down his arm. He believed he had been infected by some extraterrestrial life form, and was mightily scared.
Originally posted by eManym
Reminds of the short story from the movie "Creepshow II" where Steven King turns into a weed after touching a meteorite that fell at his farmhouse.