Confirmation of why a statue in a UK museum mysteriously rotated.
Eerie footage had experts in a spin, but now the mystery surrounding a “possessed” ancient statue has been solved following a scientific investigation.
Vibration expert Steve Gosling undertook a 24-hour test by placing a specialist three-axis sensor under the wall-mounted cabinet containing the relic, to record any vibrations present.
The experiment was filmed for ITV’s show Mystery Map. This conclusion – vibrations interacting with an uneven base – was what was theorized when it was first discovered that the statue moved. This article notes that an Egyptology curator attributed the mysterious movement to “a force beyond the physical” and a student ascribed the motion to magic. None of those supernatural causes was ever taken seriously.
Here is the original coverage of this story from earlier this year.
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