Curses: Egyptian Statue In Museum SPINS ON ITS OWN

June 24, 2013

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This is a time-lapse video of an Egyptian statuette of Osiris, the god of death, slowly rotating 180-degrees in its locked display case over the course of several days. Some people are convinced there's a ancient curse involved, but those people are idiots. Clearly this is the work of a new curse.

Over several days, the ten-inch Egyptian statuette gradually rotates to face the rear of the locked glass cabinet in which it is displayed, and has to be turned around again by hand.


Even more mysteriously, it appears to spin only during daylight hours, and does not turn beyond 180 degrees. Some, including Professor Cox, have suggested that vibrations caused by the footsteps of passing visitors makes the statuette turn on its glass shelf.

Mr Price said: 'Brian thinks it's "differential friction" where two surfaces, the stone of the statuette and glass shelf it is on, cause a subtle vibration which is making the statuette turn. But it has been on those surfaces since we have had it and it has never moved before.

Look at the two screenshots I took above. You know what else I noticed? The words at the bottom of the first frame are gone in the second one. Clearly there are some powerful forces at work here. "I'll handle it." Dammit Ben Stiller, you are not throwing another museum slumber party.

Hit the jump for the time lapse.

Thanks to Matty W and Arrogant Tiger, who would have solved that mystery like Scooby Doo and the gang.

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