THE CURSE OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK STONES!
The letter pictures is an example of what so often comes into the Gettysburg National Military Park.. People who takes rocks from the fame Civil War battle town in Pennsylvania send back letters of remorse.. people who claim that ever since they took those ‘cursed’ rocks, there have been a series of unfortunate events plaguing their existence..
And yes, people are returning the rocks with them.
It is important to remember that removing rocks from the park is a violation of Chapter 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Section 2.1(a)(1)(iv) prohibits “Possessing, destroying, injuring, defacing, removing, digging or disturbing from its natural state a mineral resource or cave formation or the parts thereof.” If these individuals had been caught in the act, they would have been cited and fined $100, plus a $30 processing fee. All in all, they may have preferred that.
So no matter how pretty that rock is, or how small it might be, or how much you really want something to remind you of how much you love Gettysburg, please remember that it needs to remain right where it is.
Unless, of course, you want to be cursed.