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Ancient Egyptian Statue Moves On Its Own, Curators At Manchester Museum Say

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- 1793 days ago -
Don't go running to mummy just yet: the spooky movements of this Egyptian statue probably have a logical explanation, even if museum curators are in de-Nile about it.

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Barb K (1688)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:57 am
I don't blame this statue for moving! After so many years of having my face where the public couldn't see it, I'd start moving too!! 'Hey! YOO-HOO! Over here!' I forgot to include VIDEO in the title, so be sure to watch it!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:50 am
Thanks, love the ancient civilization of Egypt, my favorite of all actually!

Helen Porter (39)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:28 pm
Of course the statue can move, Such and idols were invested with much energy. The Egyptian magicians were able to duplicate Moses' miracles up to a point.

Quantum physics has proven that everything is alive and can make choices, even atoms choose with whom to dance,


Pat B (356)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:59 pm
Wow.! That's pretty cool. Wonder why it's moving, and the other ones in the sealed case aren't? Thanks, Barb for this. Passing this on too. ;-)

Alan Lambert (91)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:15 pm
I suspect a bit of shenaniganizing going on (*even if I had to coin the word to explain it.)

Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:27 pm
Someone's having a little fun.

Barb K (1688)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:32 pm
I believe there may be a little poltergeist activity going on there. I lived in a house once that was full of poltergeist activity. I went to the fridge and pulled out the banana juice and put it in the middle of the counter, closed the door, looked up, and it was sitting beside the fridge. Being accustomed to such activity all my life, I just said, 'oh...kay!' and went about my day!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:53 pm

Carol H (229)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:26 pm
very interesting!! thanks Barb.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:29 pm
weird!!! amazing video thanks Barb...that statue just wanted to walk like an Egyptian! :-)

Sheryl G (363)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:39 pm it.

Carmen S (611)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:03 pm
wow, very interesting, thanks Barb for sharing this

Judith Hand (55)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:43 pm
Noted. Huh. That's all I can think of to say, huh.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:45 pm
Well, my carpets do iit all the time...........

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:09 pm
Great find, thanks Barb. A quote from "Hamet", "There are more things in heaven and Earth than are drempt of in your philosophy".

Jim P (3257)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:49 pm
"It's the CURSE", "It's the CURSE"...

Where is Boris Karloff when you need him... lol...

Video in the visit site shows it moving.

Ty, Barb.

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:49 pm
LOVE stuff like this!! I wish more paranormal stuff would happen to me..maybe im not paying close enough attention?
Thx Barb for this cool story and thx Dandelion for the fwd!!

Barbara T (431)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:20 pm
If the statue had a very slightly rounded bottom {base} - instead of an absolutely flat one - very, very, very, very slightly, so that it wouldn't be noticed - MAYBE as one of the curators said, the vibrations of the footsteps of the visitors would make it go 'round. If the base was ever-so-slightly slanted. Notice that the statue does NOT move at all, at night when the place is closed.
If the statue was ever-so-slightly "tipped" - the base not flat like other statues have - and the floor was wood, and maybe old, it would vibrate a bit...

I am sure there is a natural explanation, maybe not obvious at first. Also it is just possible that the ancient Egyptians were ONTO this and made the statue and base like this ON PURPOSE...! They were pretty damn smart and knew a lot about engineering, etc...
This would also have to do with the statue's Center of Gravity being "off", which would be unusual for an Egyptian statue, as they were built to stay put for Eternity...

Barbara T (431)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:22 pm
Hey, my Avatar knows, but she ain't sayin'!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:24 pm
Could be a perfectly scientific reason for it to move or it could be fascinating paranormal reasons. Take your pick and play the suitable mood music.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:02 pm
Thanks, Barb....and Dandelion for the link. Interesting....but it hasn't moved in 80 years until now---maybe it's trying to say it's tired of sitting there....needs a new view.

Adita Lee (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:08 pm
I believe!

Lydia S (155)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:07 pm
Interesting , Thanks

Effie Ligon (57)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:44 pm

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:48 pm
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. " --- Hamlet (1.5.166-7), Hamlet to Horatio


Louise D (44)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:04 pm
I suspected that many Egyptians would be spinning in their graves, though I did hear of an Egyptian mummy rising up and smashing the glass case, but that was due to the moisture in the air. Still there is always a logical explanation for everything ... except K-Pop videos which just defy logic on every level.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:30 pm
Thanks Barb. There is a scientific explanation for most things, although so many things still have no logical explanation. I just remain with an open mind knowing that our five senses are really not enough!

desanka s (416)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:38 pm
Coooool!!! Maybe is invoking some powerful god of old Egypt? Some occult things are beyond normal people’s comprehension.
However, it is not for me to judge... my power does not extent to men I resurrect only animals.

Thank you sweet Barb ♥

Michael Carney (217)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:57 pm
I've been fascinated with all things Ancient Egypt, since I first got interested on Egypt when we spent the whole year in 6th Grade Social Studies studying Ancient Egypt...So this is so cool to me, and I am looking forward with excitement as to what is causing the statue to move...I want to hear both reasons... The real reason, and the one the Scientific Community will come up with to explain it away...Should be interesting, no doubt...

cynthia l (207)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:49 am
I beleve in supernatural spirits. Our five sense are often not enough we have to be open to the possibilities

Tuesday June 25, 2013, 1:06 am
Barb is right ... it takes a little bit of spirit

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 1:48 am
Thanks Barb.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:12 am
It's a 4,000 year old statue. It has sat on the same shelf for the past 80 years. It is old and bored. Maybe that is his version of a 'Slow Dance' spin! (LOL)!
Thanks, Barb!

. (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:19 am
The scientific explanation is the right one, but I'm like you Barb I love this things
Thank youuu !!!

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:31 am
Thx Barb for sharing this phenomenal story, Sheryl for the heads up! I tend to share Barbara Mutiny's view on it..and yes, too bad Nofretete won't tell us.

Sam E M (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:08 am
I agree with Lois. The statue didn't move for 80 years, visitors or no visitors, so he probably thought he'd had enough facing one way and decided to have a different view every day. :)
Perhaps the Museum installed something magnetic nearby and the statue is magnetized. They should film it in different places in the Museum to see if it still turns or only when it's in that one spot.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 6:03 am
Weird but its interesting My mother used to have a Japanese lady statue sitting on her windowsill and she often got up in the morning and it was facing in a different direction so these things can happen

Thanks for that

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 8:11 am
Cool! Love paranormal thangs, but this, I think, has to do with science........or maybe not....... :)

Sara Williams (8)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:02 am
Maybe there have been more visitors recently or even just too much vibration from even traffic or small earthquakes? Could be any number of things contributing to the vibrations. Thanks for the interesting story, Barb!

Kit B (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:35 am

Slight imbalance on base or maybe if it was fired it could be responding to magnetic fields, or vibrations from the floor. It could have been happening for some time and no one noticed, or an assumption that some one was moving it when dusting or cleaning.

Either way, these little curiosities are fun to think about.

S B (76)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:40 am
Thanks for sharing

. (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:30 pm
...::)))) Say what? Ty Barb

Sharon W. (4)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:30 pm
Yeah, right. Itīs ghosts, of course, and not, say, vibrations from all the people walking, or some construction work nearby, perhaps even underground.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
Interesting. Noted and shared.

Tanya G (14)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:33 am
HI Barb! I 1st saw this on TV - pretty interesting alright. =)

Nancy Black (308)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:53 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared, watched video. Thanks, Barb for an interesting posting.

Sara P (57)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:56 am
Good spot for the museum :)))))) Thanks Barb!

Nancy C (806)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 10:44 pm
After 80 years ya gotta wonder!!! I've had much more than objects moving happen to me! I'm very much into the paranormal. The mummy photos beyond the videos are incredible too! Thanx Barb.

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:43 am
There are more between heaven and earth than we think'*!!!!
Thanks Barb for this interesting post
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