Pasadena, California (IP) - The meteorite that landed in Peru and reportedly made people ill has been sold on Ebay.
The meteorite had been listed on a "buy it now" auction and sold for $709.99
The buyer has agreed to go down to Peru to pick up the meteorite locally. He will have the meteorite cut into pieces and sent back aboard an old DC-3 aircraft that has been refitted with two 747 jet engines.
The meteorite was scrubbed and the smelly organic matter that covered it was removed. The organic matter originated in outer space. Tests conducted on the organic matter have revealed that the source of the smelly goo was a large intergalactic squid which came from the constellation Hydra.
The seller of the meteorite was Juan Valdez who owns the large coffee plantation where the space rock landed. Juan put an ad in the local paper today asking for help in removing the dirt from the crater where the meteorite fell.
He has been complaining that the bright pulsating bluish-green glow originating from the crater is keeping him up at night. He said he has gotten used to the humming noise originating from the crater and that is no longer a problem.