The Ghost of Bentley’s Hill
Still in the Southern Flinders Ranges, only 4.5km’s from Wirrabara is a local landmark named “Bentley’s Hill”.
The local legends insists the hill is named after the Bentley family who owned the land in the region back in the late 1800’s.
Apparently, Mrs Bentley died very suddenly, much to the surprise of friends and was buried. A rumour took hold in the local area that her death may not have been accidental. The Police began inquiries, which led the detectives to exhume Mrs Bentley’ body. Upon inspection of the body, it became evident that Mrs Bentley had been smothered to death.
Mr Bentley was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, he was released on bail, and absconded, never to be seen or heard of again.
It has been said, that the ghost of Mrs Bentley haunts the property upon which she was killed, and is seen around the anniversary of her murder. It is reported that whenever her spirit is about, the water in the creek will refuse to flow!
Mrs Bentley is buried in the Mount Remarkable Cemetery
Whilst there may be truth to the story, I have not, as of yet, found a newspaper article or police report that confirms the arrest of Mr Bentley, nor the murder of Mrs Bentley