I checked-out some other Egely Wheel videos and it looks to me like the movement is simply due to air convection moving a small very low-friction wheel with vanes that catch the air like a mini-windmill. This device could work via the same principle even under glass. I couldn't find any examples of such a wheel used in an experiment where it's inside a vacuum.
Regarding why I may have skimmed some of your posts, I guess we could start here. the notion that trained professional scientists, who make it their living to study this kind of stuff, could make this kind of blunder seems very flat-earthy to me.