From United Press International:
Paranormal researchers say they're convinced a pipe-smoking ghost may be aboard the 165-year-old whaling ship Charles W. Morgan in Mystic, Conn.
Based on sightings of the silent man wearing 19th century clothing in the Mystic Seaport ship's blubber-rendering room, members of the Rhode Island Paranormal Research Group did some initial testing last week.
"I'm convinced there's something going on, and I'm pretty sure that the majority of it isn't naturally caused," Andrew Laird, founder of the volunteer research group, told the Hartford (Conn.) Courant.
While 90 percent of paranormal activity reports are explained by natural causes, the Morgan's case falls into "that rare 10 percent," Laird said.
"We have not confirmed the evidence, we have to review it. But we have enough to go back for a full investigation" in June, Laird said.