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Larabanga, Ghana, West Africa's Mystic Stone

This magical stone, which can be found in Larabanga, a hamlet in Ghana's Northern Region, has extraordinary power. This stone is only a few minutes' walk from the Larabanga mosque, which is said to be one of the oldest mosques in West Africa and the oldest in Ghana.

The locals of Larabanga relate the story of how the town's founder was passing through the area and decided to spend the night. The men of that time were spiritually strong, and they would not undertake anything without consulting their gods. His god told him to throw his spear and use the landing spot as a resting spot. The stone's location is thought to be where he stood to launch his spear.

When moved, the stone is known for its capacity to return to its original location. It is said to have returned to its original location twice after being relocated to make room for road construction. Eventually, the road had to be rerouted to avoid it. It is also said to have the ability to both heal and curse. 

Despite the fact that some of these legends may appear to be fanciful, they are nonetheless held in high esteem in most Ghanaian communities today and remain an important part of their culture and legacy.

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