Well-documented reports have it that a lorry truck was once travelling along the remote Yala-Betong road in Southern Thailand when some bandits stopped the truck in the middle of the road and opened fire at it with M16 rifles, spraying bullets across the windscreen, in a blatant robbery attempt. The driver of the truck, who was seated in the front of the truck when the guns were fired at him, had miraculously survived with not a single bullet penetrating his skin. Under normal circumstances, anyone who had been seated in the same position as the driver should be enormously lucky to even survive the entire attack, not to say, without a single gunshot wound. The driver of the truck was later found to be wearing a piece of the Phra Luang Phor Thuad Yim (Smiling Luang Phor Thuad) amulet consecrated by Ajahn Nong of Wat Sai Khao in the year B.E.2534. He attributed his safety to the blessings of Luang Poo Thuad and Ajahn Nong. The Phra Luang Phor Thuad Yim amulets were later nicknamed Phra Luang Phor Thuad M16 due to the above incident and became highly sought-after by believers. Demand for the amulets grew and Phra Luang Phor Thuad M16 became one of Ajahn Nong's most famous amulets. The M16 amulets were originally named Smiling Luang Phor Thuad as the images of Phra Luang Phor Thuad shown on the M16 amulets all had benevolent smiles on their faces. However, the powerful amulet was still better known to people by its nickname, the Phra Luang Phor Thuad M16 amulet. The Phra Luang Phor Thuad M16 amulet is made of a special mixture of many kinds of sacred herbs, plants, leaves and sacred powder (Neua Wahn). Amulets of Phra Luang Phor Thuad made by Phra Ajahn Nong have been known to be as efficacious as those created by Ajahn Thim of Wat Chang Hai. Ajahn Nong had been involved in the production of all batches of Phra Luang Phor Thuad from Wat Chang Hai from the 1st batch in the year B.E.2497 till his passing in the year B.E.2541. Phra Ajahn Nong is regarded as one of the pioneers in the creation of Phra Luang Phor Thuad amulets. He was considered one of the greatest masters. The only other master accredited with this ability was Ajahn Thim of Wat Chang Hai. Ajahn Nong created all his amulets of Phra Luang Phor Thuad using the same method followed by Ajahn Tim which, in actual fact, was revealed to him by none other than Luang Poo Thuad himself. Pendants of Phra Luang Poo Thuad made by Ajahn Nong have been known to be able to grant safety and protection to people in times of distress, especially saving the lives of people from seemingly fatal automobile accidents. There have been many miracles experienced by the faithful who had worn amulets of Luang Phor Thuad in firm faith and belief.