For several years, Adam had some friends that lived in an old shack up a draw just across Seaman's Gulch from Hidden Springs. The twins and their parents lived there for years. One day, a friend gave their dad a hand carved wooden figure (supposedly with real ruby eyes). It was given to him because the guy who had it previously said that anyone who had the figure in their possession had really bad luck. Supposedly, one guy died and when the twins' dad received the figure, he broke his leg. They believe the carving was Native American.
So, rather than pass it on, the dad took the figure and put it in a wooden box and took it up the hill from their house and buried it.
Now, I don't know if this is true or not (the story as told to Adam is true, I just don't know about the "events" that surround this figure). Adam told me today that he wants to go find the burial box the next time the twins come to visit.
Naturally, this started me thinking. Would I let Adam try to locate the box? If he did, would I let him bring it home? If I did let him bring it home, would I be brave enough to rip the "ruby" eyes out of it and put them in a ring?
I guess I'm wondering how superstitious I am. I think you have to believe in some kind of afterlife in order to be afraid of something like this. If you didn't believe in that, it wouldn't bother you at all to take possession of some mysterious, deadly figurine would it? Kate/Casey, if he finds it could I give it to one of you to "keep" for a year or so to see if it's safe?
How do you feel about things like this? Should I let Adam search it out and bring it home? I'd be really pissed if I died because he brought it home. What would you do and do you believe in this kind of thing? Casey and Kate, I need feedback from you non-believers. Is that creepy to you?