Is there a tendency for the sailing stones to track left? Most of the photos show kinks to the left or curves to the left. Do the smaller stones circle the larger ones with a tendency for one direction? I have a hunch that it takes a mystery force to overcome the inertia and then the wind has an effect. The rocks are soapstone which is the same kind of material as the Egyptian statuette which rotates by itself in the Manchester museum. It rotates anti-clockwise, which is to the left. The mystery force acts on some special material in these rocks which makes them move to the left imv. Otherwise the simple effect of temperatures and wind would see this bizarre phenomenon in other places around the world. It's the soapstone rocks which makes the Racetrack Playa unique. I'm making the prediction that the sailing stones only move during the day, just like the statuette. Btw I know there are deviations to the right as well and changes in direction, but still, I think there is a potential connection. Either way, neither phenomenon is fully explained and they remain very bizarre. The scientific tests to see whether vibrations from the public footfall are solely responsible for the statuette moving were never published as far as I know. Why does the statuette only rotate in one direction and not move laterally? Why don't the other statuettes in the display case or else where in the museum move? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!