The leader of a Buddhist sect in Thailand claims to have seen Steve Jobs in the afterlife. A Private Tye source says that Jobs revealed the secret of a new phone, the “iCon”, which will allow the living to talk to the dead. Jobs who has been dead since October 2011 met with Abbot Conaguy in August 2012, but plans for the iCon have only just emerged. The new phone could not have come at a better time for the Abbot who has now barricaded himself inside a flying saucer near Bangkok's old airport to avoid Officers from the Department of Special Investigation who are looking into the sect's financial irregularities.
Components for the new phone will, of course, be made in China but they will be assembled by tens of thousands of Conaguy devotees sat cross legged round the flying saucer. The phone will sell for only US $ 1,999 (plus US $ 499 for the recharger, US $ 299 for earphones etc.). For only US $ 20 per minute, users will be able to phone up and talk to celebrities from the past. These will include Elvis, John Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Rasputin, Napoleon, Montezuma, Mary Queen of Scots, Caligula, Cleopatra and Helen of Troy. All of these spirits will communicate in English but with an Indian accent. The Mumbai Chamber of Commerce said they are delighted at the new development.