"But very early in the morning poor Ogilvy, who had seen the shooting star and who was persuaded that a meteorite lay somewhere on the common between Horsell, Ottershaw, and Woking, rose early with the idea of finding it. Find it he did, soon after dawn, and not far from the sand pits. An enormous hole had been made by the impact of the projectile, and the sand and gravel had been flung violently in every direction over the heath, forming heaps visible a mile and a half away."

- "The War of the Worlds", Chapter 2 "The Falling Star"

Panoramic view of Horsell Common from the south east.

Photo by Charles Keller, 1996
Note: the greenish streak is a defect in the negative

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