Curses: Egyptian Statue In Museum SPINS ON ITS OWN

June 24, 2013


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.

  • Dom

    LOL! I love how everyone is coming up with NO LESS THAN TWO alternate theories about this thing to help them sleep better at night. Sweet dreams bitches!

  • If Professor Brian Cox says it's differential friction I believe him.

  • nightvisiongoggles1 .


    This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.
    This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down...

    ...Or there might be a very slight curvature on the base of the statue and/or the shelf which is what the vibrations act upon.
    I bet those ancient Egyptian priests had a lot of converts.

  • Midnight

    I miss Daisy

  • nightvisiongoggles1 .

    Don't we all.

  • Tom Ackermann

    I have a toy Yoda on my desktop, it sits on my computer amplifier. It does the same thing if I turn the sound up just a little.

  • JimmyThr

    Everyone knows Osiris is very Shy, so I don't know why everyone is so surprised

  • Drew Rochon

    Lousy shelf.

  • jessica_whelan

    I don't know what you guys think you're talking about; it's definitely a curse because howdoilogic?

  • JX

    I have a knick knack on my shelf (kirk in a sparkly snow globe transporter) that is doing this. It freaked me out. I determined vibration and a slippery surface caused it, mostly because kirk has no mystical aspect about him..

  • Sylvain Gagn√©

    It's just little vibrations, same thing here with my little trophee. After a couple days, it's turned around!

  • Stephen Casto

    This is just from the vibrations of the people walking around it, nothing more. I have a glass shelf at home, with items on it, that need to be put back into place after a month of my family walking by it. Think about the old table top football machine, it's the exact same principle.

  • Dom

    You do see the three other SMALLER statues right fucking next to it? Right?
    According to you're fascinating football machine "principle" they should be trying to tackle shit out of each other.

  • Stephen Casto

    Yes, and like in the football tabletop game the pieces, with different bottoms, moved different. The flat heavy bottomed pieces stayed in place and moved little. The light 4 dimpled pieces moved in circles. The light 3 dimpled bottomed ones move in the direction you put them before you turned the table on...It all depends on the bottom of each item moron.

  • Dom

    Name calling aside, according to your theory the opposite of what happened should have occured.
    You assert that the large granite/ basalt statue moved... and the smaller limestones didn't... because of...?

  • Stephen Casto


  • Dom


  • Stephen Casto

    Listen, if you are not smart enough to grasp this, here is a website explains why this statue turns in place.

    If you still do not understand, research stick slip vibrotory movements.

  • Dom

    Dude, the concept is pedestrian/ elementary science fair shit. I only find it funny because you used it to explain how one statue in a row of statues turns a perfect 180 degrees and then stops by eyeballing the situation via video. That's it man, relax.

  • Kate


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