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31 Days of Spook – The Curse of the Sorry Rocks

07 Oct

Welcome my friends to 31 Days of Spook.  Today’s Curse of the Sorry Rocks is submitted by my Auntie Sharon from Gentlestitches.  Are you ready to be spooked – remember as always, my hoof is there for you.  Happy shivering.


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The area around Uluru in outback Australia had an unusual rainfall before we arrived last week. This resulted in a desert land with scatterings of plant life to be transformed into a carpet of wildflowers. Did I take some cuttings home to add to my own carefully crafted Australian wildflower garden?

I DID NOT!

Let my explain briefly………………

The area of and around Uluru is considered sacred. The Anangu people are the legal custodians. Visitors are welcomed but expected to act in a respectful way.

Visitors are allowed to take photographs and that is all. It is a 5000 dollar fine if caught with any sands or rocks but even so that alone doesn’t always deter people.  What does deter people is

THE CURSE OF THE SORRY ROCKS.

Every year, rocks, sand and vegetation, often very small, are returned to the Katatjuka National Park head quarters with letters of apology. It seem either the people’s guilt or the curse, led to misfortune and misery of some kind and they want to atone.

 

So we took photos and made friends with camels. All of whom were “rescue camels” and very well looked after.  (my camels name was Lasseter because he was found wandering around the Lasseter highway)  When you are a visitor you should respect your host, particularly if there is a well documented curse if you don’t.

 

 

 

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10 responses to “31 Days of Spook – The Curse of the Sorry Rocks

  1. evilsquirrel13

    October 7, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Hmmmmm….. just where DID Bashful come from, anyway?

     
    • Piglove

      October 7, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Uh-oh. You gotta a point there evil. This could be bad. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. Amy

    October 7, 2016 at 6:15 am

    There would be a lot less theft of anything if this applied to all stolen property. I guess sand that got in your shoe doesn’t count????

     
    • Piglove

      October 7, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Oh my! I hope sand doesn’t count. It tends to hide in the most awful places. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. katsrus

    October 7, 2016 at 7:21 am

    That’s creepy.

     
    • Piglove

      October 7, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Yes it is. I can’t even imagine! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. easyweimaraner

    October 7, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Bashful was in my minds immediately too :o) I hope with sending back the stones&sand the curse will go away from that people… but I have some doubts…

     
    • Piglove

      October 7, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Oh brother. I’m going to have to do some major research about where Bashful came from for sure! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Trisha

    October 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Creepy! All those returned rocks makes you wonder. I sure wouldn’t take one from there!

     
    • Piglove

      October 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      heck no – me either for sure. But it is making me research Bashful’s heritage to double check on my little rock. XOXO – Bacon

       

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