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Graveyard mystery haunts a town after teddy bears keep being left next to the tombstone of a two-year-old boy who died 134 years ago - and no one knows who is behind it

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 24/04/2019 Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia

a group of teddy bears sitting on top of a cage: Teddy bears and toy trucks are among the items that have been left near the headstone in Hope Valley Cemetery in Adelaide once a month for the past eight years © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Teddy bears and toy trucks are among the items that have been left near the headstone in Hope Valley Cemetery in Adelaide once a month for the past eight years A haunting scene has left a small town baffled as a mysterious mourner continues to leave toys on the grave of a toddler who died more than 100 years ago.

Teddy bears and toy trucks are among the items that have been left near the headstone in Hope Valley Cemetery in Adelaide once a month for the past eight years.

The gesture has been shrouded in mystery as two-year-old Herbert Henry Dicker died on June 2, 1885. 

In a chilling twist, historians claim he has no living relatives in the area.

Tea Tree Gully Library community history officer David Brooks was curious about why someone was leaving the items for Herbert and decided to investigate.

He told Daily Mail Australia he had spoken to people in the community about it but no one has any idea where the toys had come from. 

'The amount of information we have on Herbert is almost none.

'What we have is his death certificate, but how the toys are getting on there, I have no idea.

'We are all wondering what it is? Perhaps Herbert's braking the bonds of the grave and going out stealing toys?' Mr Brooks joked.

a close up of a fence: Two-year-old Herbert Henry Dicker died on June 2, 1885, but someone has been leaving toys for the toddler at his grave © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Two-year-old Herbert Henry Dicker died on June 2, 1885, but someone has been leaving toys for the toddler at his grave

Mr Brooks had thought people from childcare centre next door had been tending to the grave, but that has since been debunked. 

According to a death notice in the South Australian Weekly Chronicle, in 1885 Herbert died after two days' illness. 

Herbert was one of 10 children.

His parents James Dicker and Mary Ann Bowhey and the children moved from Adelaide to Tasmania five years after Herbert's death.

It is understood the remaining 10 children survived to adulthood and remained in Tasmania. 

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