Spooky! Egyptian Statue Spins By Itself In Case

Submitted by: Smutleybutt 3 years ago Weird

Relic of the God of Death found in a tomb is in a museum for 80 years starts SPINNING on its own! Story in credits
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Male 676
OK, but why is a robot telling the story?
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Male 36,335
@Jake_Justice: LOLZ! Those pesky kids! :-)
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Male 7,031

There`s only one way to get to the bottom of this ...

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Male 14,330
[quote]People need to accept the fact that hauntings and ghosts are real...[/quote]

IT`S A FACT....absolutly no sold scientific evidence or readings in the history of mankind but IT FOR REALZ!!
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Male 1,569

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Male 13,624
kitteh9lives

ferdyfred, Is the BBC Major enough for you?
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OK its just the regional Manchester site, but yeah
you win!!
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Female 8,044
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Female 64
People need to accept the fact that hauntings and ghosts are real...
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Male 904
Certainly something as amazing as this does not have a reasonable scientific explanation.
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Male 13,624
Although you go on vibrations,
surely other statues n the like in their would do something
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Male 13,624
Im rather guessing if this was real it would have hit the major news sites by now
and um, nope
interesting though
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Male 4,594
What a bunch of bullsh*t. It only moves during the day? I suspect that`s because nobody is there at night to move it. The rapid flow of still pictures (or highly compressed video) wouldn`t catch (or is edited to remove) anyone moving it a little bit at a time. A lot of time was missing from that video.

I`m going with publicity stunt. I don`t buy into bullsh*t like this.
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Male 14,330
What if the base of it is uneven. I`m mean if you were the god of death I`d say you`d have a bit more power than to turn a statue around...
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Male 6,227
From what I`ve read today, the statue is made of serpentine--so it doesn`t appear that magnetism has a role in this. I`m leaning toward foot-traffic vibrations--although one museum employee has said that the statue rotated 45 degrees over the course of a day when the exhibit was closed to the public.

Perhaps it`s a publicity stunt, but I rather doubt it. I don`t think a museum would be willing to pull a hoax on the public like that at the cost of some credibility. I`ve known a couple curators and they tend to take themselves pretty seriously.
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Female 7,832
things to suspect- Lights- those things create a vibration- and it looked like it only moved when the lights were on, fans- or the air circulation system- again- vibrations. It may be the same cabinet, and the same flooring, but something will have changed- perhaps the starter for the lights- but whatever it is, that is the cause.
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Male 369
I`ve been to that museum. The floors are concrete and the cases are sturdy.
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Male 28
Tom Robbins wrote a book about similarly behaving characters: Can o` Beans, Dirty Sock, Spoon, Painted Stick, Conch Shell, and Turn Around Norman
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Male 54
I don`t think it`s a hoax, but I don`t think it`s supernatural. Notice how it only moves during the day? My guess is that the vibrations from footsteps all around the case make it move, like how when your phone vibrates on a table it moves.
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Female 3,696
... >B( *BARKS ANGRILY AT IT*
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Male 2,096
A vibration of some sort, the flooring was replaced and activity nearby sets up a wave in the flooring that subtly shakes it out of place.
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Male 36,335
Spooky? Yes indeed!

@WhoDat: I seriously doubt it`s been in that exact case for the entire 80 years... and even if it has? Other things have changed inside and around the museum.
Plus: Glass is always changing shape: if it has been on the same piece of glass for 80 years? I guarantee the glass has warped, twisted or bent in some (very tiny!) way.

@steelgrid is correct: A lot of -possible- reasons for THAT one to move as it does and not the others. There`s really no way for us readers to know, but I can think of several.

Easiest possible test? Move it to a completely different location and see if it still spins...

I was going to say @CrakrJak`s "magnet" idea was bad, but it could easily be combined with the vibrations theory to explain why -that one- moves & the other three don`t... :-)
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Male 1,421
Lol, don`t tell someone bought this hoax? You don`t see it odd that it only happens during the day where the staff can just make a neat animation.. That camera looks like it refreshes every 15 minutes or so.. plenty of time to rotate it manually between frames... Just look at how many times when it`s turning you can see people moving around it?
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Male 72
This is proof of dick, and not even very interesting, deception has become a way of life, FAR more miraculous events and atrocities happen right in front of your nose and get no notice.
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Female 6,381
There`s obviously a simple physical explanation for it, and I get exasperated when people jump to supernatural conclusions without examining a situation. Has the case been cleaned/dusted lately? Has construction started on something nearby or underground? Has the case itself been moved? If the bottom of the figure is ever so slightly convex, that`s all it would take. Someone will figure it out; have a little patience.
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Male 3,909
@CrakrJak - Could be, and I`m not convinced that it`s definitely "supernatural" yet, I`d just like some more info first before I rule that out. Right now the only piece of info that`s keeping me from making my mind up on this is that it`s been there for years in the same case and only starting moving recently.
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Male 17,512
Steelgrid: Thanks for explaining that.

I may be religious, but I`m not superstitious.

whodat: The statue that turns is made of a different darker rock, I`m guessing that it`s likely to be magnetite. These rocks were thought to magical, in ancient times, which is probably why it was chosen to be carved in the first place.
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Male 3,745
"Look closer, it still does move when no one`s there. Something else to keep in mind is that the article states it`s been on display in the museum for 80 years and only recently started moving."

and this. you ask me "where is your god." i answer "this one isn`t mine but here you go anyway."
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Male 3,909
Look closer, it still does move when no one`s there. Something else to keep in mind is that the article states it`s been on display in the museum for 80 years and only recently started moving.
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Male 3,745
Steelegrid: physics only makes more sense to those who know about it. you don`t have to learn about miracles or supernatural events aside from the fact that they are, without a doubt, miracles and supernatural.

im not saying that you are wrong. im just saying why do people waste time arguing about it ALL THE TIME.
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Male 2,700
"the "vibrations of footsteps" argument is BS...why would only the one, not to mention biggest, statue move..."

Seems to me it is the only statue with an offset wieght in the form of a longer and lighter base. it only moves when people are rummaging through the store. Why is it so hard to accept the supernatural? Because physics makes more sense,
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Male 3,909
Yeah, I just showed this to my girlfriend and she also said "Well, it could be from floor vibrating as people walk by." But, if that was the case, the rest of the statues in that case should be moving as well.
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Male 3,909
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Male 3,406
god of death, you say? spinning on its own, you say? spooky, you say? well this puts that sheep eating plant to shame. everybody do as instructed before, but this time we`re running from a piece of ancient rock instead of a plant. once again leave the small children and the elderly behind.
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Male 3,745
the "vibrations of footsteps" argument is BS...why would only the one, not to mention biggest, statue move...

why is it so hard for some people to accept the fact that there is a chance for supernatural events to take place...thats why they are super drating natural.
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Female 1,236
Yikes, wth??
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Male 17,512
I`d guess that the statue is made of magnetite and the shaking of the glass shelf by passerby`s footsteps make it act like a compass.
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Female 4,349
spooky as s hit
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Male 1,377
Link: Spooky! Egyptian Statue Spins By Itself In Case [Rate Link] - Relic of the God of Death found in a tomb is in a museum for 80 years starts SPINNING on its own! Story in credits
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