Brgy. Kagawad suffers burns from mysterious shining ‘flaming’ rocks found on a beach in Sultan Kudarat

Image capture of video by GMA News via YouTube

Village people of a barangay at the municipality of Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat rushed at the beach to witness a strange, alluring, but dangerous phenomenon.

In a video by GMA News, it was said that a Barangay Kagawad named Bramuel Marquez suffered burns in both hands after he held the mysterious shiny rocks he found at the shore.

Marquez said that the rocks seem to literally catch fire as he felt the extremely hot temperature right at his palms.

Other residents tried to touch the rocks, but their hands were also burned.

The village people are wondering why the rocks smell like gunpowder, which later transform into powder form.

The people of Talimbang wish the rocks to be checked by specialists and geologists.

Close-up of a sample of the ‘mysterious’ rocks found at Sultan Kudarat (Image capture of video by GMA News via YouTube)


In 2012, rocks found on San Onofre State Beach in southern California mysteriously catch fire in woman’s pocket. The harmless-looking, green- and orange-colored rocks gave Lyn Hiner 2nd-3rd degree burns. Field tests found traces of phosphorus — the flammable orange chemical used in matches — on the rocks.

Unknown rock that gave California woman 2nd-3rd degree burns (Image capture of video by ABC News)