$31 million Supreme Court renovations halted after medium declares the spirit of a dead judge is haunting the building – as plans are rearranged to ‘appease the ghost’
- A medium declared the Supreme Court is haunted by a dead judge’s spirit
- Hansen Yuncken hired the woman after a spate of unexplained incidents
- The company are considering redesigning the room around the ghost’s wishes
Renovations on the Supreme Court have halted after a medium declared the building is haunted by a dead judge’s spirit.
The unnamed psychic medium told building firm Hansen Yuncken former Supreme Court Chief Justice Sir George Murray is not impressed with plans to redesign the Adelaide courtroom where he spent 26 years.
Hansen Yuncken hired the woman at their own expense after a spate of incidents, including a fire extinguisher and chairs being moved around the courtrooms.
The unnamed psychic medium told building firm Hansen Yuncken former Supreme Court Chief Justice Sir George Murray (pictured) is not impressed with plans to redesign the Adelaide courtroom where he spent 26 years
While no changes to the $31million redevelopment have been approved as yet, the building firm is allegedly in talks as to whether they should rearrange the floor plan of the courtrooms to ‘appease the ghost,’ The Advertiser reported.
Sir George Murray’s grievances, she claimed, stemmed from the rearrangement of the position of the bench where judges sat.
A Hansen Yuncken spokesman said the medium was drawn to courtroom number 11 in particular.
‘She looked at the site plan, felt a presence on the plan and then realised that was where the issue was. The medium went down to the room and felt a presence there.
‘Apparently she spoke to what she called the ‘spirit’, which was a Supreme Court Judge, Sir George Murray, who was a little bit annoyed that the layout of his courtroom had changed so he has been causing a little bit of mayhem.’
Renovations on the Supreme Court in Adelaide have halted after a medium declared the building is haunted by a dead judge’s spirit
The spokesman went on to say while he couldn’t confirm any changes to the layout of the room had been made, he did say the company cared about its staff’s well-being and safety.
‘There might be a little bit of a design change to keep the judge happy. There may well be some things to accommodate his, shall we say, temper.’
Sir George was South Australia’s highest ranking judge for 26 years and 29 days, right up until his death in 1942 at 78-years-old.
Government officials, including Attorney-General Vickie Chapman and State Courts Administrator, Julie-Anne Burgess remain adamant the development is right on track.