"Take no rocks!" Top 5 Page for this destination Hawaii (Big Island) Warnings Or Dangers Tip by RickinDutch

  SOme of those rocks are might tempting!!
by RickinDutch

It may seem superstitious, but it is strongly believed by many that taking rocks/dirt/sand home as a keepsake brings much bad luck to whoever does so.
I'd heard this many times over the years, but it wasn't until I was chatting with the ranger at Volcano Park that I really believed. She took me into a storeroom filled with packages of rocks and sand sent from unlucky visitors with long letters describing the woe that befell them when they left the island with the forbidden rocks. They empty it out every few months to make room for the next batch.
Pele guards her fruit closely!

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2006
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