A 3800-year-old funerary statue dedicated to the God Osiris, has started to move, on its own, in a display case, in the Manchester Museum. The statue started moving earlier this year – it has been in the museum’s collection for 80 years. Needless to say museum staff were curious. They placed a stop-motion camera next to the case, to track the statues’s movements, and then, when they saw the footage, they were … baffled. The 10-inch tall chthonic avatar of one Neb-Senu, indeed spins – counterclockwise – on its own, mostly unnoticed, and mostly during the day. Speculations have run amok as to the cause… ambient vibration, … ancient curse, … coded message from the Netherworld?
Pretty spooky stuff, no matter how you spin it.