Museum statue caught mysteriously turning on its own

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statueMANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Something strange and mysterious is going down at the Manchester Museum at England’s Manchester University.

And it has to do with some really, really old stuff that apparently won’t stay dead.

One of these Egyptian statuettes is not like the other ones, because it moves on its own.

The one of Neb-Sanu that dates back to 1800 BC.

It was in a mummy’s tomb before the museum glommed onto it about 80 years.

The museum’s Egyptologist set up a camera to find out if someone was tampering with Neb-Sanu. He did this when he couldn’t explain why the statuette kept turning 180 degrees over several days, apparently all by itself.

His time-lapsed surveillance video turned up a turning statuette.

The Egyptolgist can’t explain it.

A physics professor at the university thinks differential friction causes a vibration between the stone object and the glass shelf.

That doesn’t explain why now and not over the last eight decades.