A massive rock donated to the Hung Kings Temple in the Vietnamese province of Phu Tho, might be more than just a strangely decorated paper weight.
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.
Not everyone is so impressed though. Local Phu Tho residents believe the rock itself has the ability to cast a strange enchantment and many are keeping their distance from the temple altogether.
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.
The findings are slated to be released after this year’s temple festival.
So, what the heck is it? A star map? Some kind of tool? Or is it just some really bored guy a few hundred years ago? We want to know what you think! Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave a comment below!