The Haunting Souvenir

The Haunting Souvenir

A Belgian tourist stole a two-pound stone from the Clava Cairs formation of rocks, but later felt the bad luck he soon experienced was due to the stone. He mailed the rock anonymously, with an accompanying letter, back to the Inverness Tourist Information Centre around early January 2000. He had lost his employment, his wife had taken sick and his daughter had fractured her leg. The Clava Cairs site, which is approximately 4000 years old, is one of the most mysterious in Scotland. Afraid of its apparent power, the tourist wanted the stone put back where it originally had been.

Source: CNN.com, 1/8/2000 (from Reuters)