Drummond Hill, Niagara
June 18, 1812, saw the United States of America declare war on Great Britain and the British colonies of North America. This war lasted until a peace treaty was signed on December 24, 1814. The bloodiest battle of this war is reported to have taken place at Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on July 25, 1814, a mere 5 months before peace was declared. This battle took place in and around Drummond Hill Cemetery and church grounds, where 876 British and Canadian soldiers as well as 861 American soldiers were either killed, wounded or captured.
Today, it is commonly publicized that the ghosts of five soldiers dressed in the Royal Scots uniform have been seen limping across the cemetery only to disappear into the distance. The spectre of three British soldiers has also been seen marching up Drummond Hill towards the old Lundy House, which was used as rest stop and hospital during the war. Several people have reported seeing these apparitions while using the cemetery as a short cut. One reporter in particular has claimed to have run from the cemetery in fear of his life, with the three British soldiers hot on his tail!
The WCPI team conducted a short, impromptu investigation of the cemetery using only digital cameras and a night-vision video recorder. Nothing out of the ordinary was captured by the equipment, nor were there any personal experiences noted by team members. This investigation was so short that it was decided to document it as report, and not an investigation.