Is There A Haunted Statue At The Manchester Museum?
The Curators at the U.K.’s Manchester Museum noticed something erie while watching time-lapse footage taken over a week. It shows their statue of Neb-Sanu – recovered from a mummy’s tomb, turning around on its own.
Employees at the museum kept having to turn the statue back around 180 degrees every week. Thinking that a prankster was moving the statue, they set up a camera to catch the perpetrator. What they caught instead was a mystery. While watching the footage, the statue can be seen to slowly turn without being moved by anyone visible.
The Independent reported Egyptologist Campbell Price saying the movement could be the result of an ancient curse:
“I noticed one day that it had turned around. I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key.
“I put it back but then the next day it had moved again. We set up a time-lapse video and, although the naked eye can’t see it, you can clearly see it rotate on the film. The statuette is something that used to go in the tomb along with the mummy.
“Mourners would lay offerings at its feet.
“In Ancient Egypt they believed that if the mummy is destroyed then the statuette can act as an alternative vessel for the spirit. Maybe that is what is causing the movement.”.
There could be another, simpler explanation that has nothing to do with the paranormal. If you watch the video, the most movement happens when there is activity inside and outside the shop. The statue could be moving on its own from the vibrations coming from the street and from the floors inside the museum.
Watch the time Lapse footage of Manchester Museums Spinning Statuette, taken over a week long period.
What do you think caused the movement: Vibration or ancient curse?