Uley Road Cemetery is one such place, where nearby events may be the cause for its haunted reputation... at least for one of the stories.
Still, this place creeps out many who visit it.
Small Cemetery with a Notorious Reputation
When Moses Bendle Garlick, a weaver, migrated to Australia from Uley, Gloucestershire, England, he was so reminded of his home that when he settled he named the area 'Uleybury'.
In 1851 Garlick paid four hundred pounds for a small chapel to be built in an acre of his land set aside for the church. Garlick also helped the building of the Uleybury School in 1856. Moses Garlick died in 1859 and a memorial spire is erected in the Uley Cemetery to his name and efforts.
As with all cemeteries Uley is not without it's share of ghost stories. The old chapel which was demolished in 1981 is said to have been used for all sorts of unholy practices. Through the 70's and 80's the cemetery was a regular hangout for young people and the headstones and chapel were badly vandalised - most of the damage you see today was caused back then. Many stories have popped up from that time and the stories still linger either re-experienced or passed down as legend.
Footsteps, moving shadows, whispers, talking and cries in the dark have all been reported out at Uley Road. Many people who have ventured out there at night have taken away an experience.
Are the stories of ghosts and spooks due to heavy imaginations borne from the all too commonly found tales about the area or is there indeed something haunting this piece of colonial past?