SOMETHING cold just passed Tano Orlando's hip.
And ``someone's touching me on the back of the neck,'' Dane Wrigley said.
But no one is there.
``We tried to debunk it as a cold breeze, or something but we couldn't, because there were no draughts,'' Mr Orlando said.
The Tas Ghost Hunting Society is investigating Franklin House, at Youngtown, for paranormal activity and they have just had a personal experience.
The experience is one they couldn't back up with camera evidence, but it is one they all felt.
``We just went all cold,'' Mr Orlando said.
A week and a half later, the team has put together evidence of what they found at Franklin House and they agree on two things.
``The place isn't haunted, but it does have paranormal activity,'' Tas Ghost Hunting Society technical specialist Brad Hull said.
``The spirits here are intelligent but they are not going to harm anyone, they're not going to push people down the stairs.
``So it isn't haunted in that respect but there are friends from long ago still here . . . and probably to them, this was their home.''
The team spent four hours at the house on Wednesday June 12, where they used full spectrum digital camera, EVP recorders, K2 meters, digital IR video recorders with IR illuminate-rs and an SP-7 spirit box.
``With the EVP recording sessions we ask questions and wait for responses,'' Mr Hull said.
``And we do have audio evidence, photo evidence and video evidence of things that we did capture.
``When it comes to paranormal investigating, the older the building and the more history it has, the more likely it is to be inhabited with paranormal activity.
``If there's been a tragic death at a property who's to say that individual can't move on, or that they feel trapped here.''
Franklin House was built by former convict and successful businessman Britton Jones in 1838.
In 1842, William Keeler Hawkes establish his boarding school Mr Hawkes' School at the house and it run until 1866.
The long reception room at the top of the stairs was used as the boys' dormitory and the room can still be entered today.
It was in this room Mr Orlando, Ms Campbell and Mr Wrigley had their personal experience.
Next door, in the old bedroom, was where the team captured a number of images with dark shadows in places they shouldn't be and most of its audio material.
The most significant were the names of both a female and a male.
The male voice was captured in an EVP recording - an electronic voice phenomenon recording capturing change in the electro fields that most humans cannot hear as it is in the white noise spectrum .
``We've listened to it over and over again and tried to rationalise what it was,'' Mr Hull said.
``What we believe it is, is a spirit connecting.
``The direct question was, what is your name, we think the response was Will.''
Franklin House co-ordinator Hilary Keeley wasn't too sure about the name at first, but the more she listened to it, the more she thought it could be.
She said the name Will had a connection with the house because of William Keeler Hawkes and a number of the boys who went to Mr Hawkes School were called Will.
``William Keeler Hawkes was buried in the old church yard over the road but maybe he had a conscience that didn't quite move on,'' she said.
She said two of the boys had died of scarlet fever at the school in 1843.
``One was on the 1st of October, the other was on the 15th, so there's always been a possibility that there could be paranormal activity,'' she said.
Another direct response Mrs Keeley heard was in the SP-7 Spirit Box session - which works similar to a radio - where the team asked ``if you are a female, what is your name?''
``The response was a quite definite Rachael,'' Mrs Keeley said.
``The only thing we can think of, because she wasn't someone who lived here, is she could have been a servant, or a maid, so we're looking into that.''
Mrs Keeley was also surprised by the response to the question: ``Are you happy here?''
``There was a definite no from a male's voice and at the same time a definite yes from a women's voice,'' she said.
One of the most paranormal spots in the house is the staircase.
It was on this staircase that the Tas Ghost Hunting Society captured video evidence of some light abnormalities on a full spectrum video recorder.
One abnormality looks like it is coming into the hallway and then heading back out.
Another heads up the stairs and then comes back down.
``We have had issues with the bottom of the stairs, so it's good to be able to know there is something there,'' Mrs Keeley said.
Volunteer house guide Pam Attwood said she had been upstairs once and heard a women call her name.
``I didn't feel anything creepy but it was a really clear call,'' she said.
``I lent over the banister and said ``yes'', but no one answered me.
``So I went downstairs and I said `who called me?', and no-one had.''
But with the evidence that the Tas Ghost Hunting Society have captured it is clear that someone could have called Mrs Attwood, just not a human.
``There is definitely something here,'' Mrs Keeley said.
Mrs Keeley said the evidence probably wouldn't be written into the Franklin House brochures and things yet.
``The thing about history is you have to have something conclusive,'' she said.
``We haven't got anything in concrete yet that we can use because we are very much about telling the facts.
``But if we find out say, that there was a Rachael here, we might be able to include something about that in our tours.''
The Tasmanian Ghost Hunting Society has completed a number of paranormal activity research studies.
They will return to Franklin House on July 3 when they will investigate the rest of the property, including the stables and school room.
To find out more about Tas Ghost Hunting Society or view their evidence from Franklin House you can visit its Facebook page.