Mobile phones, spirituality and ghosts

There seems to be some people who connect personal mobile tech into spiritual practices around the world (genevieve bell at Intel as claimed by matt jones and smart mobs). Spirituality and mobile phone is a nice topic but there is something weirder: It reminds me this news from 2004:

A Wirral paranormal investigator has rubbished claims that mobile phones are chasing away ghosts. Tony Cornell, of the Society for Psychical Research, says the number of spooky sightings started to decline with the introduction of mobiles 15 years ago. (…) He reckons it’s all down to a lack of TV programmes like The X-Files rather than mobile phone microwaves in the atmosphere. He said: ‘In the run-up to the year 2000 there was loads of stuff on the telly about the paranormal and that made the public more aware. ‘But now people may have an experience and not realise that it’s of a paranormal nature. And, anyway, we use lots of hi-tech equipment in our research and that has no effect. Good solid reliable ghosts are there and they are as hard as ever to catch.’