Cursed Rocks

The legend that if you remove a rock from a National Park, you'll bring bad luck upon yourself. Explored in a book.

From the publisher's blurb:
The Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona protects one of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the world. Despite stern warnings, visitors remove several tons of petrified wood from the park each year, often returning these rocks by mail (sometimes years later), accompanied by a “conscience letter.” These letters often include stories of misfortune attributed directly to their theft: car troubles, cats with cancer, deaths of family members, etc. Some writers hope that by returning these stolen rocks, good fortune will return to their lives, while others simply apologize or ask forgiveness. “They are beautiful,” reads one letter, “but I can’t enjoy them. They weigh like a ton of bricks on my conscience. Sorry…” Bad Luck, Hot Rocks documents this ongoing phenomenon, combining a series of original photographs of these otherworldly “bad luck rocks” with dozens of facsimiles of intimate, oddly entertaining letters from the Park’s archives.

I've never taken anything from a National Park, so my conscience is clean.

The book is available from Amazon. The authors also have a website you can check out.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 23, 2017
     Category: Curses

"Take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill only time."
Posted by Chris on 12/23/17 at 12:18 PM
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