Ritzy Sydney suburb shock at disturbing ‘baby’ grave Halloween display but it’s not what it seems


A sleepy street in Sydney’s millionaire row of Mosman has been stunned by a shocking Halloween gravesite on the nature strip.

The Gibson family in Beauty Point constructed the fake graveyard outside their home on Sunday with six plastic skeletons poking through the soil.

But some passers-by were shocked by what appeared to be the body of a baby reaching out from its pretend grave.

A resident who walks past the house each morning while exercising said it was ‘disturbing’ seeing what looked like a child’s skeleton on the footpath.

A sleepy backstreet in Sydney's millionaire row Mosman has been stunned by a shocking Halloween 'baby' gravesite on the nature strip (pictured)

A sleepy backstreet in Sydney’s millionaire row Mosman has been stunned by a shocking Halloween ‘baby’ gravesite on the nature strip (pictured)

One family on Pindari Avenue in Beauty Point constructed the fake graveyard outside their home on Sunday with six plastic skeletons poking through the soil (pictured)

One family on Pindari Avenue in Beauty Point constructed the fake graveyard outside their home on Sunday with six plastic skeletons poking through the soil (pictured)

‘I’m all for Halloween, but do we really need dead kids in graves? It’s just awful’,’ the resident said. ‘Adult skeletons, sure, but this is just taking it a bit far.

‘It really is a bit gory.’ 

Closer inspection, however, reveals the ‘baby’ is actually the fake skeleton of a dog, complete with a partially buried tail and a ‘BEWARE’ sign next to it, with another grave holding the skeleton of a cat.

One of the skeletons has laser-like red lights in its eyes sockets and the scene – sealed off by police crime scene tape – is lit up by spotlights at night.

‘It’s quite confronting,’ admitted one of the neighbours on the street, which boasts spectacular views over Middle Harbour and Spit Bridge.

But some passers-by have been shocked by what appears to be the body of a baby reaching out from its pretend grave (pictured, in the second 'grave')

But some passers-by have been shocked by what appears to be the body of a baby reaching out from its pretend grave (pictured, in the second ‘grave’)

Closer inspection however reveals the 'baby' is actually the fake skeleton of a dog (pictured), complete with a partially buried tail and a 'BEWARE' sign next to it

Closer inspection however reveals the ‘baby’ is actually the fake skeleton of a dog (pictured), complete with a partially buried tail and a ‘BEWARE’ sign next to it

‘When we first saw it we really wondered what had happened. Has there been some police incident? It’s an interesting one…it’s unique.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it before. It certainly raises the stakes for the rest of us in the whole halloween concept. 

‘It’s all for fun and I think there’s a few other houses looking at doing something now. It’s going to be the new Christmas lights with neighbours trying to outdo each other.’

The family published a worksheet of how they constructed the nature strip cemetery and teased a video of the Halloween stunt to be released on Friday.

The display, seen here, is supposed to be a family of mum, dad, two kids and the two animals, she said. The family spent three hours creating it on Sunday

The display, seen here, is supposed to be a family of mum, dad, two kids and the two animals, she said. The family spent three hours creating it on Sunday

‘It’s just a bit of fun,’ said mum-of-two Arabella Gibson, 47. ‘We didn’t do it last year because of the pandemic but we’ve been doing it for several years before.

‘Normally we have a morgue set up in the garage as well, but we have a car in there this year and couldn’t do it.

‘The kids love it and it’s hilarious seeing passing traffic suddenly slow down slower and slower as they take it all in.’

The dog lies alongside the fake skeleton of a cat, although daughter Honor, 10, who helped create the display with twin brother Stirling, insisted it was a possum.

The display is supposed to be of the family of mum Arabella, dad Andrew, the two twins and their pet dog, and the ‘possum’.

The family spent three hours creating it on Sunday and Ms Gibson explained everything could be bought very cheaply from Bunnings and Kmart.

‘It’s just some bags of soil, signage and tape, and toy skeletons from your local $2 store. You don’t need to spend a fortune to make something memorable,’ she said.

The dog lies next to the skeleton of a cat (pictured), although one of the family's children who created the display insists it was actually once a possum

The dog lies next to the skeleton of a cat (pictured), although one of the family’s children who created the display insists it was actually once a possum

‘I saw a picture of someone doing one grave years ago and thought it would be fun so we started doing it of all of us.

‘We’ve only had good feedback, but if there are any complaints, we might have to add an extra grave next year for neighbours who don’t like it!’   

Another local said she was thrilled by it as she walked past.

‘It doesn’t get better than this,’ she said. ‘It looks great – and then once Halloween is over, you can just rake it in and renew your topsoil.

‘They do it every year, but this year it looks like there’s been one more death and the cat has been added to the carnage.’   



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