Paranormal investigators say they have proof that a U.S Navy aircraft carrier is haunted.
The Californian ghostbusters, who call themselves the 'Chill Seekers', recorded a 12-minute video of their investigation last month aboard the USS Hornet, birthed in Alameda, California.
The video appears to show spirit voices communicating with them and at one point telling them 'We are under attack' and to 'Get off the ship'.
In one scene they say that an audible tapping sound is Morse Code, translated to read 'Hi, I.T', which they suggest is a message from the I.T technicians who used to work aboard the ship on which more than 300 people died.
The group from Modesto visited the ship last month on its 70th anniversary last month and toured it in darkness, with the aid of torches.
The ship, no longer in service, saw action in World war Two and the Apollo 11 manned space mission.
Introducing the investigation, researcher Ashley said the USS Hornet 'is responsible for destroying 1,400 enemy planes, sinking one million tonnes of enemy ships and more suicides onboard than any other ship in the Navy.'
Equipped with digital recording equipment, static cameras and their 'spirit box,' which scans through radio frequencies, the group of four 20-some-things patrol the ship's decks in darkness, relaying ghost stories and stopping to ask questions to 'the spirits'.
Carissa, the lead investigator can be heard asking the question: 'Are you happy to see women aboard?
'To which comes the faint reply picked up on the camera's microphone: 'It's good.'
The same voice can be heard saying the words: 'U.S. Navy', in response to Carissa asking what the name of the ship is, before appearing to say the words 'comfortable' and 'Gordon.'
Later she can be seen sitting down, convinced she has been touched by a spirit. She says she feels 'cold and tingly' and asks: 'Are you touching me right now'.
Although physical contact is not confirmed, the camera's microphone appears to pick up the response: 'Get out.'
When Keith, the group's audio visual specialist and part-time Hip Hop artist asks 'who am I?' A voice can be heard responding: 'You are Keith.'
Keith also places a a static camera on the ship's stairs and is convinced it recorded the sound of movement.
The group believes spirits communicate using white noise and by manipulating transmissions and investigate paranormal activities in various locations following tip off's from members of the public.
Story&Video Source: DailyMailUK
Further reading: GHOST STORIES FROM THE USS HORNET
I`m very surprised that this made news in a national British newspaper. The investigation relied heavily on a radio set to random scan that when stopped, picks up a random word which is then moulded to fit into the investigators own personal perception of the experience. But if you stick a label on the radio, and call it a `ghost` or `spirit box`, then everything captured by it must be credible evidence.
I make no apologies for my disdain. This offers no actual proof other than (at times) a highly vivid imagination by the investigating team. Watch the video for yourself below: