Phil Hayes is a ghost hunter with a decade of experience. He’s the lead investigator for Paranormal Research UK and he’s in the tabloids today because of research from Tesco Mobile.
In what appears to be a piece of mutual PR / research between Tesco Mobile and Paranormal Research UK statistics out today so that 66% of all paranormal phenomena feature sounds. That compares to only 15% of hauntings that feature smell or 20% that feature ghost sightings.
About 50% of all the recorded audio encounters came from paranormal investigation teams. Only 8% or so came through the TV or radio.
However, the new research suggests that one in three people in the UK have either seen an apparition in a photograph or have managed to capture paranomal activity on theirown mobile.
In fact, according to Tesco Mobile the investigating group Paranormal Research UK recorded a 70% surge in paranormal evidence this year due to people being able and willing to record encounters on their phone. The same survey suggested that about half of Brits would try and record a ghost sighting on their phone compared to 20% who admitted they would be more likely to run away.
Phil Hayes, aka @GhostSeekerUK on Twitter said in a press release;
There is evidence to suggest that ghosts can use phones to communicate, with reports of people receiving phone calls from deceased relatives.
In Pure Spirit
What do you think?
Is it not common sense that the number of photographs of the paranormal has increased as the number of camera carries has increased – due to the growth of smartphones in the UK?
Or does this smell too strongly of a PR stunt for the survey to be credible? Or perhaps it’s more credible given the involvement of a brand giant like Tesco and Paranormal Research UK wanting to protect their reputation?