To NeilT, many of those charged with criminal activity in Blanding were
entrapped by an informer who was trying to save his own skin. He actually tried
to get people with perfectly legal collections to sell to him so he could have
them charged with dealing in artifacts. He was one of the three who took their
own life in connection to the swat team, heavy handed arrests. None of those
arrested served jail time.
As far as I can see, this is only an alleged or supposed "curse." No
source was provided in the article to confirm where --exactly-- the curse came
from. I don't "buy it"!@ ElmoBaggins: Where did you
get your info (official source) to make the claim that the same curse applies to
oil drilling in Escalante?? Pfffff!@ gmlewis: As the old saying
goes--- It's better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, than to NOT
do the right thing at all!
Reminds of the situation involving the people from Blanding removing Indian
artefacts from BLM land. Not only were they criminally prosecuted they
suffered some terrible misfortune, several died. Just a thought.
Same curse applies to those who would drill for oil in this area!
Supposedly the volcano goddess Pele does the same for people who take rocks from
The Lord blesses obedience, but Satan uses our fears and superstitions against
us. Doing right because we fear a curse is a poor motivation.
Oh please, it's called guilt not bad luck.