Graveyard mystery haunts a city after teddy bears are always left next to the tombstone of a two-year-old boy who died 134 years ago – and nobody knows who is behind it
- A mysterious grieving has left toys from a toddlers grave in Adelaide
- The city is stunned when toddler Herbert Dicker died more than 100 years ago
- The biennial's family also has no connection whatsoever with the area
A terrifying scene has left a small town bewildered when a mysterious grieving continues to leave toys on the grave of a toddler who died more than 100 years ago.
Teddy bears and toy cars are one of the items that have been left once a month at the tombstone at Hope Valley Cemetery in Adelaide for the past eight years.
The gesture is enveloped in mystery when two-year-old Herbert Henry Dicker died on 2 June 1885.
In a hair-raising twist, historians claim he has no living family members in the area.
Teddy bears and toy cars are one of the items that have been left once a month in the tombstone at Hope Valley Cemetery in Adelaide for the past eight years.
Tea Tree Gully Library community history officer David Brooks was curious about why someone left the items for Herbert and decided to investigate.
He told Daily Mail Australia that he had spoken to people in the community, but no one knows where the toy came from.
& # 39; The amount of information we have about Herbert is almost non-existent.
& # 39; What we have is his death certificate, but how the toy is getting there, I have no idea.
& # 39; We all wonder what it is? Maybe Herbert brakes the shackles of the grave and starts stealing toys? & # 39; Mr. Brooks was joking.
Two-year-old Herbert Henry Dicker died on 2 June 1885, but someone left toys for the toddler at his grave
Mr. Brooks had thought that people from a daycare had been sitting next to the door to the grave, but that has since been debunked.
According to a death announcement in the South Australian Weekly Chronicle, Herbert died in 1885 after two days of illness.
Herbert was one of 10 children.
His parents James Dicker and Mary Ann Bowhey and the children moved five years after Herbert's death from Adelaide to Tasmania.
It is clear that the remaining 10 children survived to adulthood and remained in Tasmania.