Pharaoh's Curse? Time-Lapse Video Shows Statue Spinning on Its Own

Mysterious Egyptian statue appeared to rotate away from tourists for an 11-hour period.
2:03 | 06/24/13

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Now to that baffling museum mystery straight out a movie. An apg shents egyptian statue spinning in place at a top museum. John muller has that story for us. Reporter: Curse, caper or clever prank. This morning heads in england are spinning after this time-lapsed video appeared to capture an ancient egyptian statue doing the same thing, spinning. This, they say, is no night at the museum. Hey. Hi. How are you doing? Reporter: Instead it's happening in broad daylight. That's right, watch again. The curator of the manchester museum says this is not sleight of hand, instead, he says it's a thousand-year-old statue seemingly turning its back on onlookers, all filmed over an 11-hour period and then sped up and the museum says this wasn't a one time 1 0. It's been happening for months. Even though the museum says the thousand-year-old egyptian idol is locked in a glass case. I was working in this gallery for around an hour and a half and the statue had moved 45 degrees and the gallery was closed and nobody was walking through. Reporter: So could the pharaoh be fed up? Is this ancient artifact an they were placed in the tomb as substitutes for the body in case something would happen to the happen. Reporter: Others say it's because of weird vibrations. The statue only seems to spin during the day when people are actually in the museum. It could very well have something to do with its individual placement, the individual character of the statue. Reporter: Of course, some wonder if that foot traffic theory may have some electrics. The neb-senu statue has been caged up in the display case for 80 years facing forward. Perhaps it now wants people to see the indescription on its back asking for bread, beer and beef. And maybe a ride to the local pub. For "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york.

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