Oh my goodness. We’ve brought you undeniable evidence in the past of alien life on Earth and also ghosts, but never before has the video of the undeniable evidence — this time depicting the result of a mummy curse — been so TRULY UNDENIABLE!! FASTEN YOUR EEKBELTS! From The Daily Mail:

Over several days, the ten-inch Egyptian statuette gradually rotates to face the rear of the locked glass cabinet in which it is displayed, and has to be turned around again by hand.

Even more mysteriously, it appears to spin only during daylight hours, and does not turn beyond 180 degrees. Some, including Professor Cox, have suggested that vibrations caused by the footsteps of passing visitors makes the statuette turn on its glass shelf.

Mr Price said: ‘Brian thinks it’s “differential friction” where two surfaces, the 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.

You don’t have an answer to THAT do you, Professor Cox?!?! And as we know, one missing yet wholly reasonable variable, meaning, how it definitely could have just started now and still be differential friction, and also why would a mummy curse make the Egyptian statue only turn around if it had the power to move things?, unless maybe it is just shy, aww, Egyptian statue!, you’re beautiful!, DOES a mummy curse make! LET’S GET TO THE EVIDENCE!

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Comments (32)
  1. Science > Egyptian mummy curses

  2. What if the Statue isn’t moving at all? Maybe it’s the Museum it self that is curse and rotating in circles underneath it. Or MAYBE it’s the world itself that is cursed!!

  3. Infected with ghostitis, obvs.

  4. i was mad at kelly for posting another spider video, but “fasten your eekbelts” makes me so happy and now all is forgiven.

  5. Rogue viral marketing from Brendan Fraser in efforts to get another sequel made.

  6. Not to brag, but I’ve actually seen a mummy. This was in China near the Great Wall; apparently a common belief in either the Han or Tang dynasties was that walling workers up alive was a sound construction practice; their spirits would shore up the foundation or whatevs.

    The most enduring memory of that experience was the mass of pubes that the dude had and what a short little guy he was.

  7. I wanted to pick “All of the Above.”

    But also, I think it’s a team of teeny little ants pushing on the base. I don’t know why they’re doing it. Ants! Who can explain the things they do!

  8. I wouldn’t get too wrapped up in this story.

  9. Whatever evil spirit put the curse on this mummy is pretty lame. You put a curse on the mummy so that it will….rotate 180 degrees? Some curses have kept professional baseball franchises from winning the World Series for over a century! Come on, evil spirits! I know it’s Monday, but try a little harder!

  10. If Scooby Doo has taught me anything it’s that the curator wants everyone to leave his museum alone and has installed an elaborate holographic system, which he will totally get away with because kids are no longer meddling unless you are referring to calling someone a dumb butt on social media

  11. It means we’re all going to die. Obviously.

  12. Your good looks won’t save you from the mummy’s curse, Professor Brian Cox!

  13. Another theory is that the mummy wants us to see his request for “beef, bread and beer” written down his back in hyroglyphics. No joko. Someone needs to take him to the pub.

  14. Flowers move a lot during the daylight. The statue could be possessed by a flower, which was the ultimate curse. Honestly, I think that’s the only logical answer (besides ghosts).

  15. ALL MY disappointment Y’ALL.

  16. I cannot remember all the specific details about this story of my dad’s, but here are the general facts:

    NYC, the late ’70s.
    The King Tut Traveling Exhibit had just arrived at The Met.
    Steve Martin performed his already popular song ‘King Tut’ on SNL with a very high production budget.
    Tut’s popularity had reached its fever pitch.

    The story:

    My Dad lived in NYC at the time, having attended NYU for film and television production. He and a crew of film people had gotten permission to stay in the Met after hours to film some thing or another. I cannot recall if this was before the Tut exhibit was open to the public or if it was about to go away, but my dad wanted to go check it out. I think it was before the opening.

    So my dad stalked over to the exhibit, avoiding security guards along the way. He made his way around the exhibit, looking at all of Tut’s stuff, until he heard a security guard making the rounds and coming his way.

    My dad either hid INSIDE an open sarcophagus (a stretch), or behind one (99.9999% sure this is most likely), and when he heard the guard’s footsteps come to a stop, he waited a long beat before uttering his best, tortured, lowest-toned ‘mummy moan.’

    The security guards heels squeaked as he immediately about-faced around to the exit and hastily left the exhibit, continuing back down the hallway.

    My dad made it back to the rest of his crew and they wrapped up their night. If the security guard said something to anyone, my dad never found out.

    I like to think that the security guard has told his tale over and over again since that day, because from his perspective it’s quite a spooky story about a mummy.

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