Skip to comments.Photos show one Italian family’s near-miss after giant boulders smashed one metre from house
Posted on 02/01/2014 5:31:34 PM PST by rickmichaels
A huge boulder narrowly missed one extremely lucky Italian familys farmhouse, clearing their home by less than a metre but wiping out a barn and coming to stop in the middle of a vineyard.
Just-released photos show a second boulder, detached during the same January 23 landslide, stopping next to the house.
The family living in the house, in Ronchi di Termeno in Northern Italy, were reportedly unharmed.
And its not the first time the house has been the subject of a narrow miss the boulder in the foreground of the last shot is from an older landslide.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...
IF I was them,
I’d be high-tailing it to Monte Carlo
the very last photo...
gives on the clue that they knew of the likelihood of the later boulders ataking that same route.
Im glad they fared as well as they did though.
considering their “luck” at gambling on not being annihilated?...
I can see Brad Pitt in
A Boulder Rumbles thru Now and Then
rock and roll
I’d be curious to learn what induces those boulders to take nearly the same path.
Italy, China, same diff...
looking at the size, I’m assuming they will landscape around those boulders.
The House always wins in the end.
Talk about close ones tho.
the topography Id think.. the lay of the land.
the most simple route possible
as they did with the field in the foreground of the last photo.
I didnt carefully read the article, which may have mentioned at what time of the day these boulders came to rest, but I’d hope it wasnt while the family was asleep...
J was driving down Bear Creek Road in 1979 and just as I approached sleep Bear Creek and Hgwy 17 there was a huge boulder on the side of the road with a Fiat resting atop of it, as if it were placed there.
Never heard how it happened
i guess they never wondered how that BFR got there
Gravity doesn’t like grapes.
Me? I would have built the house with the BFR between me and the slope, rather than on top of the anvil...
There is a third boulder near the road, two fields down, to the photo’s right.
If you look at the third photo, you can see the squished remains of Chuck The Chicken whose famous last words were, “That’s the biggest damn grape I’ve ever seen rolling down a hi.....”
They should examine it for moss.
Doesn’t a ‘near miss’ mean a hit?
If you go to the 5th and 6th pics at the link, there’s one of the rocks that just came down the hill, right next to a large rock that had obviously been there a while.
Did no one wonder how that got there?
It looks like two rocks made a recent roll down the hill. Check out the one that stopped just short of the back of the house.
narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards.
A second boulder stopped just feet (about a meter) behind the traditional stone farmhouse in the rocky region of Alto-Adige.
Looks like God playing marbles.
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