My Ghost Story

On reading this again this morning, I decided to re-blog in knowing more people would read it that had done more than three years ago when this blog was in its infancy!

MANDEEPSINGS

kalka-shimla-railway The service gaps within the tunnel where we supposedly fell

kasauli The area where we had been trekking

As I sat watching ‘My Ghost Story’ on television last night, I recalled the “ghost” I had “experienced” as a teenager way back in the late 70s during a trek in the hills.
As three of us made our way up to the small hamlet of Kasuali in the Shivalik Hills from the “foot” of the mountain at Kalka, near Chandigarh, we wanted to take a short-cut through a railway tunnel.
After all, we thought, we could shorten our climb by a few hundred meters if we made our way inside and even if the toy train on the route arrived, we would easily outrun it and exit before harm was done.
While two of us decided to take the plunge, the third chickened out, fearing the worst. But barely had we covered…

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