A CELEBRITY clairvoyant has deduced the porous rocks at Scenic Hill absorbed the spirit of Griffith’s most famous hermit.
After performing a reading at Griffith Regional Theatre, the internationally recognised psychic medium Charmaine Wilson took time to call in on Valerio Ricetti’s old home in the caves.
Ms Wilson said it was rare to find a spirit in a haunted house but the geological anomaly made it possible in this case.
“When I walked into the cave, I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness, regret and failure,” Ms Wilson said.
“His spirit might still go up there sometimes because there is a very strong psychosis that still lingers.
“I was able to identify that he was a very lonely man with a very broken heart who would watch people from behind the rocks.”
The renowned recluse has garnered plenty of attention from beyond the grave since a Facebook group called “Valeria Ricetti’s Ghost” attracted more than 400 likes.
Local businessman and founder of the Facebook group Paul Pierotti said Ms Wilson was able to shed light on the hermit’s life despite being kept in the dark about details.
“We purposefully gave Charmaine very little information but she was still able to sense things about Valerio’s life she couldn’t have known without sensing his spirit,” Mr Pierotti said.
“Interestingly Charmaine said there was no presence of his actual spirit but she could still feel his energy because spirits often visit their homes in the afterlife.”
Ms Wilson said it was most likely Mr Ricetti died from an illness related to his stomach.