I'm hoping that some of you might be able to point me in the right direction. I am interested in identifying some studies of reports of uncanny sightings (strange lights, ghost ships, sea serpents, etc) by sailors and seafarers throughout history. While I have been able to find the equivalent for celestial "wonders," I have been unable to track anything down about this kind of folklore among mariners. (My search terms obviously have been less than adequate).
I would appreciate any tips and suggestions for reading you might have.