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Cursed Artifacts Returned to Pompeii Officials after 15 years!

Stolen objects from the ancient ruins of Pompeii were recently sent to a travel agency in Italy. The items were sent by a Canadian woman who claims she had stolen the items 15 years before. She said she now wished to rid herself of what she said was a curse attached to the artifacts.

Among the stolen items that were returned were a pair of mosaic tiles, two pieces of a vase, and a small piece of a wall. The woman claimed in a note in closed with the items, that she had done the crime when she was young and dumb, and just wanted to have a piece of history that nobody else had."

She said "the items are cursed and I do not want them". She said since returning from Pompeii, she has had very bad luck, that has continued for the past 15 years, since she brought the stolen items home.

She had two fights with cancer, and her family has suffered several serious financial hardships. What exactly brought her to the point of returning the items is still not totally clear. what is clear, is she did not want them in her home any longer. I stole a piece of history that had lots of negative energy inside," she wrote in the letter.

"Please take these artifacts back, so I can do the right thing and mend the mistake I've made," she pleaded, "I don't want to pass this curse on to my family, my children or myself anymore."

The stolen items have since been returned to officials at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii where they will likely go back on display after there 15 year vacation. The woman did not say which of the 4 items she believed was the cursed item. But considering the history of Pompeii, none of the items could hold anything good. Maybe the items just needed to be back where they were meant to be, in their final resting place.

Not surprisingly, Pompeii is not the only site plagued by sticky-fingered visitors who have taken objects and then later regretted their decision. Back in July, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department received a package containing a rock which was stolen from one of their parks and was subsequently perceived as cursed by the man who had been given the sizeable stone by a friend. And, in March, an Israeli man with fears that the apocalypse was near sought to absolve himself ahead of time by returning a relic which he had pocketed from a National Park.