An ancient statue in the Manchester Museum spins away from the crowd during the day and is still at night.  Interesting that once the 4,000-year-old statue of Neb-Senu has rotated and faces away from the crowd entering the museum it seems to have completed its rotation.  From FoxNews:

An ancient statue created as an offering to the Egyptian god of death has stumped the Manchester Museum in England after a time-lapse video taken over a week-long period shows the artifact slowly spinning.

The strange occurrence was first noticed by the statue’s current caretaker, Campbell Price, who reset the relic back to its original direction after finding it askew, only to discover the statue returned to the wrong direction again the next day.

The 4,000-year-old statue of Neb-Senu was found in a mummy’s tomb 80 years ago and has been kept locked in a display case in the museum ever since.

“In Ancient Egypt they believed that if the mummy is destroyed then the statuette can act as an alternative vessel for the spirit,” Price, an Egyptologist, told the Manchester Evening News.

Others are more skeptical, suggesting more mundane explanations for the mystery: the vibration caused by the rubbing of the stone statue against its glass case, for example, or the footfalls of museum patrons.

But Price remains firm on his stance. “Why would it go a round in a perfect circle? It would be great if someone could solve the mystery,” he told The Daily Mail.

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  1. Shifra says:

    Gee, thanks, I am going to have a nightmare tonight…. #spooky

  2. MaryVal says:


  3. Kitten says:

    That’s the darnedest thing. Um…Ancient Egypt, nuf said.

  4. ShArKy says:

    i think the reason for the rotation & pattern is that the base of the statue has a part that’s bulged out a little bit, even if it’s only millimeters, that’s enough for the statue to spin on. just my 2 cents 😀

  5. JHSII says:

    Send it to Warehouse 13 !!

  6. Cernunnos81 says:

    I’d buy the Vibration theory, if it continued to rotate once its back was turned, it does Not. Try placing it on the other side of the room, facing the way it was when it stopped rotating. Does it turn its back to the crowd? If not, then Something is making it face that particular direction. Something of some importance. So says the resident Pagan.

    • MaryVal says:

      In addition, nothing else in the cabinet appears to be moving in the slightest, no so much as a shiver. 2 of the other statues appear to have less mass (although we can’t really know) than the turning statue, I doubt it’s the weight/mass of the stationary objects preventing them from turning also. I also doubt a vibration would move the statue in a circle but not side to side. I wish the museum staff would move the object to another location, and film it again.

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  8. strider says:

    That polished floor doesn’t look like something that would transmit vibration. Might be a heavy truck or train moving near by, but why would any one place antiquities where they can be shaken?

  9. ancientwrrior says:

    It’s looking for Obama!

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