Anders Helstrup, a Norwegian skydiver, had a couple of GoPro cameras mounted on his helmet when he did a jump. When he reviewed his video (seen above) he saw something zoom past him as he fell. Slowed down, and studied by a geologist, it appears he caught a meteor whizzing past him at 300ph.
These days for our quakery we have spiritual crystals, aroma therapy and the like -- in the old days I think they were rather more creative. Certainly more entertaining as these old patent medicine ads, and the ones after the jump, demonstrate.