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Tree begins oozing honey

Crowds are flocking to a Hindu temple at the village of Baktisegara on the northern coast for a glimpse of an ancient banyan tree which has begun oozing a honey-like substance said to have mystical properties.

The sweet-tasting liquid started drizzling from the canopy of the tree onto temple buildings in October. Priests say many onlookers attending a ceremony to purify the liquid showed symptoms of being possessed by spirits - running around the temple grounds and clambering into the tree's branches, according to the Indonesian state news agency Antara.

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