The 10-inch tall relic, an offering to the Egyptian God Osiris which dates back to 1800 BC, has been at the Manchester Museum for 80 years but curators say it has recently starting rotating 180 degrees during the day. The statue is of a man named Neb-Senu. Curators have been left scratching their heads after they kept finding it facing the wrong way. They now believe there could be a 'spiritual explanation' for the turning statue. It is believed that there is a curse of the pharaohs which strikes anyone who dares to take relics from a pyramid tomb. Experts decided to monitor the room on time-lapse video and were astonished to see it clearly show the statuette spinning 180 degrees - with nobody going near it.
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Is the breathtaking stone structure the work of a 10,000-year-old civilization, or is it somehow an illusion? Atlas Obscura explains:
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The Yonaguni-jima Kaitei Chikei, literally translated as “Yonaguni Island Submarine Topography,” is an underwater mystery off the coast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The massive underwater rock formation is speculated to have existed for more than 10,000 years, but whether the formation is completely man-made, entirely natural, or merely altered by human hands is still debated.
The monument was first discovered in 1986 by a diver. Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of the Ryukyu, explored the monument for nearly two decades. Kimura remains convinced that the site was carved thousands of years ago, when the land mass was above water.
According to Kimura, the Yonaguni’s right angles, strategically placed holes and aesthetic triangles are signs of human alteration. He also claims that carvings exists on the monuments, resembling Kaida script.
What was it running from? The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
A human leg was found on a Kenwood neighborhood beach Wednesday afternoon on the South Side, Chicago Police said. Police were notified at 2:42 p.m. about a human leg on the beach in the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive.
Authorities said a person walking along Lake Michigan found the leg on the rocks near the lake. The leg was severed from the hip down.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Area Central detectives were conducting a death investigation.
Is this how the alien invasion begins? If you believe that the weather foreshadows far-reaching change, it may be time to worry, after a yet-unidentified object (or creature) fell from above, or emerged from below, on a reddit user’s property following a lightning strike. Via Who Forted?:
Did an alien creature just land on Earth? Did a bolt of electricity blast some poor squirrel inside out? Just what in god’s name is that thing?
Those are just a few of the questions asked after a streak of lightning struck a man’s front yard this weekend, blowing a hole in the ground and revealing a Lovecraftian monstrosity smoking in the dirt. Immediately, theories began to pour in from morbidly curious internet slueths, ranging from everything to a coagulated earthworm colony, to fulgarite, to a fried Koosh ball.
Spring brings strange things. The New York Post reports:
The men’s crew team at an upstate New York college found the unusual object floating in the Hudson River. Officials at Marist College in Poughkeepsie say the team was practicing earlier this week when the coach spotted a large object floating near the river’s west bank. He hooked a rope to it and towed it to the team’s dock on the east bank.
The object turned out to be a 7-foot-tall replica of a man’s head made with Styrofoam and fiberglass. The head has the appearance of a Greek or Roman-style statue. So far no one has come forward to claim the giant head.
The tiny being found in the desert turns out to be human, but is still quite puzzling. Via the Huffington Post:
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The mummified remains of what looks like a 6-inch space alien has turned “Sirius” into the most eagerly awaited documentary among UFO enthusiasts. The findings, however, might come as a disappointment.
Filmmakers claimed the documentary would reveal that the DNA of the creature with an oversized alien-looking head couldn’t be medically classified. In fact, the film, which premiered Monday, features a scientist who concluded the little humanoid was human.
“I can say with absolute certainty that it is not a monkey. It lived to the age of six to eight. It calls into question how big the thing might have been when it was born,”said Garry Nolan, director of stem cell biology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine in California.
The remains of the small humanoid, nicknamed Ata, were discovered in Chile’s Atacama Desert 10 years ago.
Will its owner come back looking to reclaim it? Via the Massachusetts Patriot Ledger:
Authorities are trying to determine what two young boys found when they were exploring in the woods of Lakeville.
On March 29, Sgt. Steven Leanues picked up what appears to be a decomposed foot that the boys found in the woods off Pantheon Road. Police Chief Frank Alvilhiera sent it to the medical examiner, who determined it is not human, although it appears to have five toes.
Alvilhiera said it might be a bear paw or perhaps it belonged to a different animal, although it appears to be human. Until the medical examiner does further testing, its identity remains uncertain.
“It will take some time before we hear any official results,” Alvilhiera said. In other words, big foot remains a mystery.
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Will this be how the world ends — covered in snail slime? Tampa’s WTSP reports:
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Since September 8, 2011 when the snails were first found, the Florida Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have collected more than 40,000 of the Giant African snails.
The Giant African land snail is one of the largest land snails in the world, growing up to eight inches in length. State officials said this invasive species eats at least 500 different agricultural crops, can cause damage to plaster and stucco on homes and though rare, can carry rat lungworm, a parasite that can cause meningitis in humans.
The last reported outbreak and eradication of the Giant African land snail in Florida occurred in 1966 when a boy smuggled three Giant African land snails into Miami as pets and his grandmother released the snails into her garden. It’s not known how the latest outbreak started, but it’s illegal to bring the snails into the US without a permit.