A professor from the National Astronomical observatory of Japan, after two years of development on a telescope, fear that it may not work, seek help from Japanese “ancient wisdom”. He uses the development fund to purchase a talisman from a renowned temple, hoping for some spiritual protection. The talisman cost Japanese Yen 8000, equal to S$100.
The organization is investigating into this now. (Link)
Even Scientist turn to something they don't understand sometimes.