“In Ancient Egypt they believed that if the mummy is destroyed then the statuette can act as an alternative vessel for the spirit,” Price, an Egyptologist, told the Manchester Evening News. Campbell Price, who reset the relic back to its original direction after finding it askew, only to discover the statue returned to the wrong direction again the next day.
Others are more skeptical, suggesting more mundane explanations for the mystery: the vibration caused by the rubbing of the stone statue against its glass case, for example, or the footfalls of museum patrons.
But Price remains firm on his stance. “Why would it go a round in a perfect circle? It would be great if someone could solve the mystery,” he told The Daily Mail.