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PostPosted: 01-09-2012 19:47    Post subject: Bengali Road Ghost. Reply with quote

Came across this over on Doubtfulnews;


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Bengali literature and films are full of ghosts – those that live in marshlands, on tall trees, in old houses, in crematoriums, those that eat fish, eat human flesh, cruel ones and innocent ones, humourous ones and serious ones.

Now comes a flyover ghost, a totally novel apparition, the fear of which has been stalking numerous residents of Nagerbazar, one of the most crowded areas of Kolkata, after a young biker was killed on a flyover in an accident that took place in May within a month of chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurating the structure.

Rumours of a ghost – actually a male figure stopping cars and bikes on the flyover at late hours of the night – have spread like wild fire over the past few days in the area with people even shutting window panes in the neighbourhood despite the sultry weather to keep the spirit away.

Sreetama Bose a government employee who stays near Mrinalini Cinema Hall at one end of the flyover said, "I have heard about the strange things happening on the flyover from my relatives and friends. I am really scared. I have started avoiding the bridge even during day time."


Full article at;

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Kolkata/Paranormal-activity-on-Nagerbazar-flyover-alarms-people/Article1-922312.aspx

Also this section caught my eye;

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Not all such strange incidents are paranormal. Often criminals try to scare local residents so that they avoid a particular area, thereby helping criminal activity


I know this reminds me of something.

Also it's interesting to note that the night vision brigade have reached India.
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PostPosted: 01-09-2012 21:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

The comments on that page do tend to put an end to the idea that good English has fled to India! Confused

It's a new take on an old theme; the biggest roadghosts thread is here:

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1632

edit: Has instead of had in first sentence.

edit 2: Switched order to make it clear which page was meant.
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PostPosted: 02-09-2012 09:15    Post subject: Re: Bengali Road Ghost. Reply with quote

oldrover wrote:
Also this section caught my eye;

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Not all such strange incidents are paranormal. Often criminals try to scare local residents so that they avoid a particular area, thereby helping criminal activity


I know this reminds me of something.

Every episode ever of Scooby Doo, perhaps?
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PostPosted: 02-09-2012 09:49    Post subject: Re: Bengali Road Ghost. Reply with quote

Anome_ wrote:
oldrover wrote:
Also this section caught my eye;

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Not all such strange incidents are paranormal. Often criminals try to scare local residents so that they avoid a particular area, thereby helping criminal activity


I know this reminds me of something.

Every episode ever of Scooby Doo, perhaps?


Damn! You beat me to it! Very Happy
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