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    Bang Saray - Navy enchanted by immovable stone

    Navy enchanted by immovable stone
    Patcharapol Panrak
    A stone that cannot be moved now stands at the center of an annual Royal Thai Navy tradition.


    Capt. Chatchawal Meesawat and other officials make offerings to an enchanted stone wrapped in satin.

    Navy officials Oct. 26 again took up that tradition, setting off 1,000 firecrackers and bringing offerings of food and drink to the shrine built around the stone that legend says houses the soul of Chao Pho Khunthong, a servant of King Chulalongkorn.


    The legend holds that many years ago soldiers cutting the grass at the Royal Thai Navy Academy in Bang Saray came across an enchanted tone.
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Piya Wongkaew was possessed by the rock’s spirit, which told the men never to move the stone or many Navy lives would be lost.

    Stories tell that some officers did not heed the spirit and several attempts were made to move the rock with disastrous results. Eventually the military paid heed and built a shrine around the stone.

    Academy Director Capt. Chatchawal Meesawat led this year’s ceremony, which is supposed to bring good luck to the enlisted.

    They wrapped satin around the stone, which now bears a red mark and is detailed with small gold leaf, and offered it drink, incense and candles.

    In return, the stone’s spirit often foretells a lucky number for the coming year.

    For those that believe in talking rocks, take note. This year’s number is 188.



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    Bloody hell, look closely at the lucky stone.


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    I wonder what those 'disastrous results' were...

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    A modern fighting fleet! Makes me sleep soundly knowing that the Thai navy could do shit against the Malaysian navy except pray to and get lucky numbers for the lottery from a rock dressed in satin!

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    and Cambodia is worried why ?

    There is a rumour getting around that the Thai navy has made threats to Laos.....anyone heard this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    and Cambodia is worried why ?

    There is a rumour getting around that the Thai navy has made threats to Laos.....anyone heard this ?
    Yes. The Thai Navy are preparing to take 2 Frigate and a light cruiser over the Friendship bridge. Structural engineers say the bridge will hold but are concerned that there will not be enough water flowing over the bridge to accomodate the vessel's draughts.
    In reply the navy says that they consulted the rock and it told them that in 2012 during rainy season there would be at least 10 meters of sounded depth above the mean high water spring tide level.
    So look out Laos.

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    lol... great OP.

    Is it possible for anyone to live here for a couple of years and not regard the thai people as, well... retards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    never to move the stone or many Navy lives would be lost.
    Cambodians set to infiltrate Thai Navy HQ and move the stone a bit with a crow bar. Annihilation of Thai Navy sure to follow.

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    Meteorite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Bloody hell, look closely at the lucky stone.

    That's pretty good - how'd you do that? 188

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    Even the navy has a pet rock. Immovable? No. Try explosives.

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