Yup, my guess as well.
I'd venture to say that the statue
is made from load-stone or hematite.
The Egyptians went out of their way
to trick lay people into thinking
magic was involved in order to make
it appear that the Pharaoh and
attending clergy were imbued with
super-human powers that gave themthe god-given right
I'd be investigating any recently
installed electronic equipment in
the immediate vicinity.