At the Manchester Museum in England a mystery good enough for the Shaggy and Scoby is forming. Recently one of the small statues in the Egyptian section have started rotating 180 degrees. Now this statue has been in the museum for 80 years and has also been in the same case for some time. Yet no employee has noticed it's movement until just recently when they set up a time elapse camera and caught the footage below.
Oddly enough exactly what I expected to happen happened. During the day when guest where in the museum and where walking about it moved. Yet when they closed up shop and no one was around it stayed put. Leading to my believe that it's vibrations causing this "paranormal activity" and not a mummy's curse. Yet what some would call "evidence" for the contrary is present.
On the back of the statue is a prayer that read "Bread, beer, oxen, and fowl" -Not really fear striking is it?- and the way it turns is almost to show that prayer. -Maybe Osiris just wants to go out to a pup. . .- Not only that but there is a curse -of course. . .- stating that who shall ever remove items from a pharaohs tomb will be cursed and bad things will happen to that person. It seemed to hold true for Howard Carter and his crew who discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen. All of the members died from exposure to the mold with in his tomb. This also rang true for the passengers of the Titanic though that is another story entirely.
How quickly people are to jump to conclusions do worry me though. Nothing is ever an accented or coincidence in the eyes of the frightened.
Discovery News recently covered this with their explanation:
". . .Without closely examining the base of the statue it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going on, but the most likely explanation is that the base bulges out very slightly, creating a convex surface. It doesn’t need to be obvious, or even noticeable — just a millimeter or two of a protruding bump somewhere near the middle of the piece is enough. This is common in hand-crafted items such as those made of wood, stone, plaster and other materials not cut to perfect right angles on modern machinery.
Usually this bump on the bottom remains unnoticed or is ignored. But in some rare cases, if the object is placed on a smooth surface (glass in this case) with very little friction to hold it in place — and unless the glass case, and the floor underneath it, is perfectly level — the statue will turn. As with the bump on the bottom of the statue, the tilt does not need to be noticeable to be effective. The statue is housed in an ordinary glass museum case, not a laboratory platform scientifically calibrated to maintain perfect level and resist vibrations. This would also explain why the statue rotates on its axis, turning more or less in one spot instead of wandering around the display case like a lost child looking for its mummy."
And in my opinion they are correct. What do you think though? Comment below and let's have a nice little chat.
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