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Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2013, 03:33:47 pm »
They could have just asked the Internet. I Googled it on the first day and found videos demonstrating why and how it was happening.

That, and the way it stops when the place closes and people stop stomping past it.  :lol:

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Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2013, 03:38:04 pm »
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Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2017, 12:03:25 am »
I'd like to point out that it didn't start spinning until it was brought to Manchester.

It's Manchester that is cursed, not the statue.

Also, the Manchester Mummy and the ghost bar hopper.

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Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2017, 01:59:54 am »
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

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There's nothing mysterious here.  It's on the end of a center-supported shelf.  People are walking around it, there's probably vibrations in the building from HVAC, trucks going by, elevators, everthing else that goes on in a modern building.

Heavy statue + "Diving board effect" on shelf + time = rotation or sliding.

It might not even be that. It could just be some jackass museum employee turning it every so often. They said it was a time-lapse video, right? Plenty of time to not get caught on the film
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Re: The curse of the spinning statue at Manchester Museum
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2017, 03:16:53 am »
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/video-curse-spinning-statue-manchester-4698583

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There's nothing mysterious here.  It's on the end of a center-supported shelf.  People are walking around it, there's probably vibrations in the building from HVAC, trucks going by, elevators, everthing else that goes on in a modern building.

Heavy statue + "Diving board effect" on shelf + time = rotation or sliding.

It might not even be that. It could just be some jackass museum employee turning it every so often. They said it was a time-lapse video, right? Plenty of time to not get caught on the film

I always bet on things like vibration from an outside source.  HVAC, again, is the most likely culprit.
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