In september 2011 a team of "ghostbusters" from Norwegian Ghost Hunters showed their interest in the ship because of the story of "Ernst". This is supposedly a ghost of a german worker, who got killed in an accident aboard the MS Nordstjernen when she was built i Hamburg in 1955. According to captain Ole Johan Andreassen, who says he has felt the presence of "Ernst", this is a friendly ghost.
|(Picture borrowed from Hurtigruten.)|
The team from Norwegian Ghost Hunters wants to bring their technical equipment to check out some of the mysterious things that people have experienced aboard the MS Nordstjernen.
Should the team find evidence of this ghost, captain Andreassen still wants to leave "Ernst" alone: "He has sailed with this ship for so long, so he will be with us until the MS Nordstjernen is retired" he says.
Are you a sceptic? It's a great story anyway!