They are the pilot and flight attendant couple who have never done a renovation.
And Hans Baumgartner and his fiancée Courtney Brown have revealed their secret to handling any paranormal activity at the infamous Gatwick Hotel on The Block.
In an interview with Nine Homes, pilot Hans said: ‘We’re prepared.’
‘We’re prepared!’ The Block’s Courtney Brown and Hans Baumgartner admit there could be ghosts inside the infamous Gatwick Hotel
‘Courtney has got some sage – so we’re going to burn that,’ he explained.
Burning the herb is said to be ‘one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a person, group of people, or space and of getting rid of unwanted spirits,’ according to Vogue.
While the building’s grim past has been a big talking point for The Block, flight attendant Courtney said she has chosen to focus on it’s positive history.
Before Channel Nine’s $10 million acquisition of the building sisters Rose Banks and Yvette Kelly ran The Gatwick as a halfway house for drug addicts, mentally ill and ex-convicts.
Secret weapon: Pilot Hans said he and his fiancee are ‘prepared’. He explained Courtney had sage and planned to burn on the site. Burning the herb is said to be ‘one of the oldest and purest methods of… getting rid of unwanted spirits’
Keeping positive: While the building’s grim past has been a big talking point for The Block, flight attendant Courtney said she has chosen to focus on it’s positive history as a half way house of the vulnerable of Melbourne. Pictured: Courtney and Hans on the building site
‘I think that people have really focused on the negativity and the dark side of it, but I look at the building and I think ‘hats off to you – you’ve given up so much of your own life and opened up this building,’ she said.
This comes after The Block co-host Shelley Craft recently recalled her ‘super creepy’ experience while renovating the infamous hotel.
The 42-year-old told Stellar: ‘I’m sure there were more than ghosts in that building. It was super creepy.’
‘I can’t say I saw any ghosts but I certainly felt that this building had some history. When they started bringing up the carpets, it was something out of a horror movie.’
‘But that’s the thing when you’re renovating an old place, it’s always when the carpet comes up that the truth comes out,’ she added.
‘Something out of a horror movie!’: This comes after host Shelley Craft recently recalled her ‘super creepy’ experience renovating the infamous hotel. She said: ‘I’m sure there were more than ghosts in that building. Pictured: Shelly with host Scott Cam and Alice Stolz
In December 2017, Father Bob Maguire was enlisted to bless the notorious Gatwick Hotel before the building was to undergo any renovations.
‘Their souls go marching on,’ the 83-year-old told the Herald Sun.
‘It does not matter if The Block builds the most beautiful apartments in the universe, the ancestors will be there, not to frighten anybody but they will be just there,’ he explained.
‘Their souls go marching on’: In December 2017, Father Bob Maguire (pictured) was enlisted to bless the notorious Gatwick Hotel before the building was to undergo any renovations