The number of mystery calls to mobiles attributed to spooks has rocketed by 43 per cent in the last four years, a study found.
Spectre investigator Phil Hayes from Paranormal Research UK believes a third of all hauntings are now through mobile phones.
The calls often feature heavy static and the voice sounds faint and distant, he revealed. Nine in ten show as "withheld number" or "000000000000" on caller ID.Statistics show two thirds of all paranormal phenomena feature sounds, with just 20 per cent being actual sightings of ghosts and 15 per cent based on smell.
Around half of audible hauntings were captured on voice recorders by specialist spook hunters, with eight per cent coming through TV or radio.New research shows one in three Brits claim to have seen an apparition in a photo or captured paranormal footage on their mobile.The study by Tesco Mobile revealed Paranormal Research UK have seen a 70 per cent upsurge in paranormal evidence in the last year due to people using their phones.
More than half of Brits claimed they would try to capture a sighting of a ghost — but one in five admitted they would be terrified and run away. Three in five people say they know someone who has experienced paranormal activity, with half having felt an unexplained shiver down the spine when entering a room. Phil Hayes said: "There is evidence to suggest that ghosts can use phones to communicate, with reports of people receiving phone calls from deceased relatives."
Lance Batchelor, CEO of Tesco Mobile said: "We'd recommend those brave enough to capture any spooky sightings should MMS or email their pics to the paranormal society for investigation.
"Keep your camera phone on the highest quality resolution setting and use the recorder to capture the noise of any spectral sounds."