Claiming that they are giving her "bad luck," a 36-year-old Canadian woman has returned historical artifacts she lifted from the ancient city of Pompeii in 2005.
In a letter to a local travel agent in Italy, the woman frantically pleads, "Take them back, please."
"I was young and stupid, and I wanted to have a piece of history that nobody had," she said in her letter. "We're good people… I just want to shake this curse off me and my family. Please take these artifacts back, so I can do the right thing and mend the mistake I've made."
The woman, identified only as "Nicole" claims that the stolen pieces contained "lots of negative energy inside." She says that manifested in a series of unfortunate events, including her own diagnosis with breast cancer.
The travel agent who received the materials immediately turned them over to the police. It is unclear whether Nicole will face charges for her theft.