Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii: Pele's Cursed Tourist Rocks (Gone)
What happens to those foolish enough to take a lump of lava out of Hawaii as a souvenir? The public display of returned rocks is gone, but interest in the Curse continues! Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/27/2011]
Visitor Tips and News About Pele's Cursed Tourist Rocks
Madame Pele, the volcano goddess, curses anyone who takes lava out of Hawaii. Inside the entrance building to the Kilauea Military Camp, which is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visitors can see a large display case filled with pieces of lava along with letters and "forgiveness gifts" from very sorry people who ignored the curse -- and paid the price.
This "tough love" display shows what can happen to those who take a lump of lava out of Hawaii as a souvenir. Don't you make the same mistake.
Also here: a guest book signed by President Eisenhower![RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/21/2007]