Rotating Egyptian statue a museum mystery

A manifestation of the supernatural, or a clever hoax? An Egyptian statue housed at a museum in Manchester, England, has garnered worldwide media attention in recent days over what appears to be its creepy ability to rotate completely on its own.


Video footage of the statue at the Manchester Museum appears to show the object rotating spontaneously over the course of several hours. The statue stands 10 inches tall and appears to depict a pharaoh or an Egyptian god. The object is believed to have been recovered from a pharaoh's tomb and dates from around 1800 BC, according to reports.

The statue has been in the possession of the Manchester Museum for about 80 years. Video of the statue that has been circulating online shows it rotating 180 degrees counterclockwise. The statue, which is displayed under a transparent box, seems to only rotate during museum hours.

One British physicist has reportedly attributed the bizarre phenomenon to the vibrations from visitors' footsteps, which would cause the object to turn very slowly. Others have speculated that it might be some sort of ancient supernatural curse come true.

Formulate your own wild hypothesis by watching the video above.