Ancient Egyptian statue spins on its own

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LONDON, ENGLAND (CNN) - Now -- a bizarre mystery at a museum in Britain.

What is making a nearly 4-thousand year old Egyptian statue spin?

This time-lapse footage captures Thestatue -- locked in a glass case -- turning on its own.

But how?

CNN's Erin McLaughlin is on the case in London.

This really shouldn't be happening

This ancient Egyptian statue…moving by itself …while sealed inside a glass display case...

Museum curators couldn't believe their own eyes...

So they set up a camera and recorded for a week... Take a look at the timelapse footage- the statuette rotates a full 360 degrees.

It's just a mystery. We really have genuinely no idea what's going on.

Anna Garnett, Museum Egyptologist:  "Mysterious… but pretty harmless compared to the mummy’s in the 2001 adventure film "The Mummy Returns"... "

Those statues literally explode out of the walls of the British museum

"It's certainly strange. You don't see that every day do you"

Are you disturbed by this? Probably not as much as i should be.

"I think it's really intriguing. Are you freaked out by it? I'm freaked out by it! "

Maybe there's a physical explanation for what's going on? Vibrations from museum visitors with clunky feet? Or too much traffic on the roads outside?

"This is difficult to believe because there are other statues on the shelf which aren’t moving whatsoever."

This statue dates back to 1800 BC - it was found inside a mummy's tomb and has been in the museum for 80 years. It just started spinning when it was moved to a new spot in the museum.

"It's in a new location... does that mean that the spirit is angry? Who knows? It's quite a nice shelf. I don’t see why he would be particularly angry. "

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