British News Paper Reports Ancient Egyptian Statue Moving In Its Glass Case
In a recent article for the British Newspaper Daily Mail UK, reporter Amanda Williams has reported that an ancient Egyptian Statue has been videotaped while moving in its case. In the video below officials at the Manchester Museum, where the statue has been sitting for 80 years, recorded the strange movements of the object.
Experts decided to monitor the room on time-lapse video and were astonished to see it clearly show the statuette spinning 180 degrees – with nobody going near it. The statue of a man named Neb-Senu is seen to remain still at night but slowly rotate round during the day.
Now scientists are trying to explain the phenomenon, with TV physicist Brian Cox among the experts being consulted.
Now Campbell Price, a curator at the museum on Oxford Road, said he believes there may be a spiritual explanation to the spinning statue.
Egyptologist Mr Price, 29, said: ‘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. The hieroglyphics on the back ask for ‘bread, beer and beef’.
‘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.’
Other experts have a more rational explanation – suggesting that the vibrations caused by the footsteps of passing visitors makes the statuette turn.
That’s the theory favoured by Professor Cox – but Campbell said he was not convinced.
‘Brian thinks it’s differential friction,’ he said.
‘Where two surfaces, the serpentine stone of the statuette and glass shelf it is on, cause a subtle vibration which is making the statuette turn.
But it has been on those surfaces since we have had it and it has never moved before. And why would it go around in a perfect circle?’
Campbell is urging members of the public to come along and take a look for themselves.
‘It would be great if someone could solve the mystery,’ he added.
In ancient Egypt, statues of the Gods were designed to connect with the spirit and energy of the Gods. This statue has been in a museum on Oxford Road for decades, and has never once moved in this fashion.
Professor Cox has offered a rational and scientific explanation for the movement of the spiritual item. But his explanation does not explain the circular motion of the movement. Side to side, slight shifts to one side or another yes. Circular motions are another thing altogether.
Very little mind power is required to accept simple explanations that attempt to discard and discount phenomena that transcend our belief systems. Indeed, far more investigation and brain power is required to cast aside easy skeptical assumptions and look more deeply into the void. I am a scientist and physician and I have studied paranormal and spiritual phenomena for decades. I have heard of objects moving in this manner, but it rare for them to be videotaped at a public museum.
I applaud Amanda Williams for reporting this story and sharing it with the world. Too often, we become jaded with the dross and floss of the evening news and look away from the wondrous events that happen in our beautiful world. This event is a cool example of one of my favorite sayings:
Science is too young to explain everything that goes bump in the night.
Dr. Mitchell Gibson
Video of Time Lapse CCTV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fbXkySepOY