The massive stone which has been put on display at the Thuong Temple is approximately 50 centimeters high and has been carved in the shape of a sail, but it’s the designs on the stone that have caught the attention and imagination of nearly everyone who lays eyes on it.
The relic was donated to the temple in 2009 by a man named Kham and at the time was restored back to its original state. That’s when things got strange.
It was then that the Hung Kings Temple bored management discovered that the stone was covered from top to bottom in a series of strange unidentifiable gold hieroglyphics. Since then the relic has been added to pillar in the temple for viewing.
Unfortunately not much else is known about the strange rock or the ancient symbols covering its entire surface.
Currently the province is compiling a scientific committee with the intention of studying the strange rock with the hopes of finding some answers regarding where it came from and what the strange markings might mean.
Initially, some experts thought that the rock may be an amulet for happiness and virtues, but admitted that they were unable to decipher many of the mysterious etchings, leading to a lot of speculation about bad omens and curses. Now it would appear that researchers agree.
On June 6, Union of Vietnam Science Association researcher Pham Thuc said told experts that much of the information given to them about the stone was initially false.
“The two talismans painted on the two sides of the stone originate from China and the drawing is not the bagua of Saint Tran (a sort of diagram of ancient cosmology) as was originally explained by those related,” he told gathered researchers. “The contents of Chinese and Sanskrit letters on the talismans are different from the previous explanation.”
Thuc pointed out that the first talisman was related only to the pursuit of “personal interests”, not for the peace and prosperity of the country and the people of Vietnam. The second talisman is associated with “geopolitical aspects”, so he recommended that the rock be destroyed immediately.
Of course by that time, the magical rock was gone. According to a report in the Vietnam Bridge, the stone was whisked away by Nguyen Minh Thong, the same man who initially donated the bizarre object.
Was the cursed stone’s donation to the Hungs Kings Temple a magical trojan horse intended to facilitate bad mojo? Or was it simply an interesting piece of art that did it’s job a little too well?
Let us know what you think!