My friend and I once found a tree while exploring along a river, in a place that was rather hard to reach. It was standing alone, dead, surrounded by a jumble of pure-white, gnarled sticks and branches. We each took a branch, and until we threw them into the river, bad things kept happening. I actually got jabbed in the eye by one of them, and was blind in the top half of my eye for a few hours. We called it the Bone Tree, and we never returned. This tree reminds me of that one.