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From The Lady In White To Bandage Bhoot: The Fantastic World of Urban Legends

First of all, the event in question always happened to a friend's friend. Of course, you would never have met anyone who had a direct experience of the event. Second, urban legends had a universal appeal. While some originated in the Western world, they could easily become an Indian story. Finally, a large chunk of them were cautionary tales that often took place within the cityscape. Now perhaps it's time to look at some of the common themes.