PARANORMAL investigators claim to have found evidence of supernatural activity during a charity ghost hunt at Huntingdon Town Hall on Saturday evening.

PARANORMAL investigators claim to have found evidence of supernatural activity during a charity ghost hunt at Huntingdon Town Hall on Saturday evening.

A photograph taken in the mayor's parlour is said to show an orb, which is believed by some people to be the early manifestation of a ghost. The small pink circle was captured on camera by a team of ghost hunters from Cambridgeshire Ghost Research.

James Edwards, paranormal investigator said: "We caught a few light anomalies on camera. Some turned out to be specks of dust on the lens but one was of particular interest.

"The pink orb was unusual because of its colour and brightness. It also has a small motion trail behind it showing clear movement.

He added: "The town hall is an interesting building and there is definitely an atmosphere. We would be keen to return to carry out further investigations."

The ghost hunt was organised by town mayor Councillor Chris Doyle and raised £200 to be split between SSAFA Forces Help and The Gabriel Newton Educational Foundation.

A small group of volunteers joined ghost investigators using night-vision cameras, motion sensors and voice recorders to search for supernatural activity. The evening did not disappoint with a number of spine-tingling incidents reported.

Describing the night's highlights, Mr Edwards said a black shape was reportedly seen on three occasions by three different people and at one point it appeared to pass through a wall.

One member of the public also reportedly ran from the building after hearing footsteps and feeling the ground move as if someone was running towards him.

Another ghostly occurrence involved one of the volunteers experiencing a temperature drop while standing in the dock in court one. "He said it felt as though an air-conditioning unit had suddenly been switched on," said Mr Edwards. "We carried out a temperature reading and found it to be 18.6oC where he was standing and 21.2oC a few feet away."

Cllr Doyle described the evening as a great success and said people really got into the "spirit of it" with two brave volunteers sleeping overnight in the cells.

He said: "It was brilliant fun and very exciting. One or two people let their imagination run wild but I did see an out-of-the-ordinary looking black swirling shadow, which I could not explain.

"The building certainty has a chill to it but I wasn't scared."