A NEW smartphone app combines geolocation and the paranormal to show all the ghosts in your vicinity.
Spectr uses satnav, wifi mapping and unearthly forces beyond the knowledge of mortal man to show miserable ghosts sitting on every surface in every one-bedroom flat.
Francesca Johnson of Muswell Hill said: “I look through my iPhone and I see hanged highwaymen on the sofa, Roman legionnaires in the bathroom, one of Jack the Ripper’s victims where I prop my bike in the hall.
“I really wish I couldn’t. Its like being that kid from The Sixth Sense, only less punchably precocious.
Banker Tom Logan said: The ghosts really disapprove of my 21st century lifestyle and keep telling me to get off my iPad and work a loom, or have six children, or go to war with France.
And the Tube, wow. I thought it was crowded and stinky before all the guys from the plague pits.
Historian Mary Fisher said: At first its an eye-opening experience to see unquiet spirits all around us, but very quickly it just becomes awkward.
If conversation lulls, the one thing which Londoners of any era can share is outrage about house prices.
You should have seen old Goody Fishers face when I told her that her cottage in Dalston, which she sold for a mere four chickens and a daughter eight centuries ago, just went for £1,360,000.