In exchange for the science and technology that afford us quick access to photographs of breasts, humanity has relinquished that sense of slack-jawed wonder that kept us chained to superstitions for so much of human history. This probably explains why there are those among us who still search for mystical explanations for simple phenomena. (Or, phenomeNOTs, if you're feeling particularly Dana Carvey today.)
4 Strange Egyptian Statue Spins Because of ... Footsteps
Last summer, Egyptophiles all over the world were left in suspended states of shock as video proof of the paranormal had finally been captured. At Britain's Manchester Museum, a 10-inch ancient Egyptian statue had been recorded spinning all on its own.
"Stand in the place where you haunt/Now face north
Think about possession/Wonder why you haven't before."
Curators at the museum were baffled, claiming that the statue would spin in the daytime, even if no one else had been walking around. Some speculated that the statue was magnetic, releasing ancient gas, or just plain cursed as shit.
But last November, vibrations expert Steve Gosling placed a sensor underneath the statue's glass cabinet and recorded the movement, finding that patrons' footfalls and the rumble from nearby traffic were subtly shaking it.