A psychic has been called in to help find a bonsai plant containing human ashes stolen from an Australian nursery. The valuable Queensland small leaf fig tree was stolen from the nursery at Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast last week along with several other bonsais.
Nursery owner Carole Waller discovered the theft on Saturday morning. Some of the bonsais were more than 40 years old, including one nurtured by her late husband for more than 20 years. However, it is the small leaf fig, containing the ashes of a client's best friends, that hurt most.
He had taken the plant to Mrs Waller for maintenance. "I was just devastated," she said. "I knew it had ashes in there and how important it was to my client." The man wanted to remain anonymous, but Mrs Waller said she was so desperate to find the plant, she had engaged a psychic. "Police are investigating, but I've also spoken to a leading psychic," she said.
"You probably think I'm mad, but I thought there's a link to the afterworld in that plant so it was worth asking for some help." She appealed to the thieves' consciences to return the plant. "They don't have to turn themselves in," she said. "They can just put the plant back on the property and we would leave it at that. We'd be so grateful."