Lothian Cemetery

Abhigya S
Consecrated in 1808, the Lothian cemetery is Delhi's oldest Christian burial ground. It cradles the remains of European soldiers who lost their lives during the Revolt of 1857. It is the resting place of the staff of East India Company, British women and children who fell prey to the cholera epidemic.Owned by: Archaeological Survey of IndiaQuirky quotient: Myths say that the British dug open the older graves to claim the burial grounds as their own, this left the spirits of the people already buried, infuriated. Even though their bodies were dug out, their spirits never left the place. So now the old ghosts and the newer ones have fights every night for claims over the graveyard. We come across high voltage property feuds every now and then, but this one surely takes the cake. Another popular horror story associated with Lothian.