An ancient Egyptian statuette that is currently on display at the Manchester Museum in the UK is attracting attention for doing something that most statues don’t do: move. After a staff member at the museum noticed the statue had moved, they reviewed the CCTV video of the exhibit. This time-lapse video shows the movement of the statuette (at the far right inside the display case).

The statuette has been at the museum for 80 years and this is the first it has moved. A physics professor stated that vibrations from people walking past the case would cause the statuette to move. But after watching the video, how could vibrations move the statuette in a complete and perfect circle?

Could it be a curse? And why, after 80 years, would this statuette start moving? Is it bored? Looking to attract some attention? I don’t know about you, but ever since I first saw a Weeping Angel on Doctor Who, statues freak me out. I have always been a bit creeped out about statues, being that I expect them to move, but after watching Blink, I can’t blink or turn my back on statues. It takes a lot to freak me out. I read so many creepy stories here at work, I was bored while watching the Paranormal Activity movies, but the Weeping Angels never fail to FREAK. ME. OUT.

What do you think is the explanation of this spinning statue?


Written by Amy
Amy is the acquisitions editor in charge paranormal subjects at Llewellyn. With ten years experience in the publishing world, Amy is excited to have her love for ghost stories and the unexplained coincide with her new day job! She enjoys bicycling, running, reading, cooking, and quenches her ...