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Kolkata is fertile ground for Indian ghost stories
Kolkata is fertile ground for Indian ghost stories

KOLKATA, India — Rumors swept Kolkata this year that a runaway boy spent the night beside a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy in the Indian Museum, a building with a reputation for being haunted. The local media wrote it up, and a crowd, including some worried that the youngster had been besieged by ghosts, mobbed India's oldest museum demanding better security. With passions running high, authorities here in West Bengal state launched an investigation. "We checked all the closed-circuit TV cameras, gave them to the police," said Tanuja Ghosh, a museum geologist. "Sure, sometimes night guards hear something, some creaking — it's an old building. But...

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