Yes! Get it removed!
, i'm afraid, was commonly used in those ceilings.
To be sure, you can send a sample to a testing company (it costs about $100 to test a whole house). If it's there, get the ceiling removed professionally, don't do it yourself! scraping that junk off stirs up lots of dust and you could breathe it in. If your ceiling tests asbestos-free, it's safe.