Security footage of a spinning Egyptian statue in the Manchester museum has sparked a mystery fitting Scooby Doo. The video, taken across a week, shows an Egyptian statue encased in glass. As the video continues, the statue periodically spins bits at a time, for no obvious reason. The spinning statue has brought forward a number of explanations, but none more plausible than the idea that it’s an Egyptian statue, and Egyptian stuff does NOT like to be moved.
This post suggests that the movement is from a nearby sports stadium, or other human traffic, but that doesn’t make much sense considering that nothing else in the case even budges. Furthermore, the statue moves during the night as well, meaning that there isn’t much going on to affect it.
As this is the internet, magnets are a presumed culprit. No one understands how magnets work, but that seem unlikely as well.
Sadly, the most likely explanation is that this whole thing is some sort of publicity stunt intended to promote the museum. I don’t want that to be true. Every time something insane happens like this, it turns out it was just some jerks rotating it with a string. I want to believe that Egyptian gods are pissed, but because their sense of retribution is a little odd, the best they can do is turn a statue in a random museum a few inches each day.
What do you think? Put on your Ben Stiller hat and come play mystery at the museum with us. Let’s solve the mystery of the spinning statue, gang.