A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is freaking people out, man. It was taken from a mummy's tomb 80 years ago and has been enclosed in England's Manchester Museum ever since, but suddenly, the thing's on the move. As in, the statue of Neb-Sanu is spinning. On its own. At night.
Somebody hold me.
The Egyptologist responsible for the display says that when he saw the statue askew one morning, he righted it. The next morning, he found it had turned again.
Upon review of the museum's security footage, the statue is indeed turning, and looks to be doing so without provocation. It may be worth noting that the Egyptians believed that that tomb statues could carry the spirit of the mummified deceased.
So, is this a museum's clever ploy for attention, and thus more tourists, more notoriety, and more money? Or is there something more sinister at play?
If you ask physicist Brian Cox, he says the statue is moving due to subtle vibrations that are created by the floor, the case, and the statue itself.
Mmm hmm. Likely story, Cox. Likely story.
Watch the time-lapse video of the moving statue:
What do you think is the cause?
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