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Monday, October 7, 2019

Halloween Spooktacular tour for Haunted Flint by Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani


Downtown
Flint’s Five Most Haunted Locations


Home to ancient Native American
battle sites and burial grounds, the Sit Down Strike of 1936-37, unsolved
murders, economic depression, social injustice, and a water crisis - Flint’s
unholy brew of energy has led to macabre tales of ghostly encounters and
stories of demonic possession.
            
Is there something sinister
lurking in Flint’s history to blame for all the hauntings? Do the souls of
Flint’s murdered linger, craving justice by haunting the land until they get
their vengeance? Whatever the reason, Flint is filled with frightful sites and
terrifying tales.

From ghostly graveyard
apparitions in Glenwood and Sunset Hills to spooky specters spotted in downtown
Flint’s Capital Theatre and The Whiting, Flint is filled with ghosts.

Here are downtown Flint’s Five
Most Haunted Locations.

Stockton
Center at Spring Grove

The Stockton Center at Spring Grove is a haunting example of Italianate architecture.  The house first belonged to Colonel Thomas
Baylis Whitmarsh Stockton and his family before becoming a hospital and then a
nursing home. Considered to be Flint's most haunted location countless ghostly
encounters have occurred in this building. Some believe the Stockton Family
still reside in the home, Colonel Stockton himself watching over it for
eternity.

The
Masonic Temple

Officially dedicated in 1911, the Flint
Masonic Temple is located in the heart of downtown. Shadowy figures, strange
noises and the distant haunting sound of organ music fill this old building.
Many who have worked in the building have experienced strange encounters and
ghostly apparitions.

Whaley
House

The Whaley House started life in 1859 as
an Italianate but Robert Whaley hired an architect to transform it into a
Victorian. In 1885 the Whaley family moved into the newly remodeled home.
Levitating tarps, moving toys, ringing bells, curtains blowing with no wind,
and shadowy figures fill this haunted mansion. In the basement, you may feel an
unearthly chill and a sense of being watched.

The
Capitol Theatre

The Capitol first opened its doors at 140
E 2nd St on January 19, 1928. Rumors of hauntings have swirled about The Capitol
Theatre for decades. Strange knocking sounds, disembodied singing, shadowy
figures…The Capitol’s recent renovations returned the building to its original
glory. Did this calm the restless spirits or make them more active?

The
Cornwall Building  

Construction began on
the house in the early 1870s by Royal Ripley who lived on premised from 1874 to
1881. In 1881 Er Milner purchased the home and completed construction on it in
1883. The ghost of Jennie Milner Cornwall is said to haunt the premises.
Sometimes you can see her looking out the window.




Haunted
Flint
Haunted
America Series
Roxanne
Rhoads and Joe Schipani 

Publisher: The History Press

Release Date: September 2, 2019

ISBN-10: 1467143049
ISBN-13: 978-1467143042

Book Description:

Sinister
Secrets in Flint’s History

Home to ancient burial grounds,
unsolved murders, economic depression, and a water crisis, Flint emits an
unholy energy rife with ghostly encounters.

Colonel Thomas Stockton’s ever
vigilant ghost keeps a watchful eye over his family home at Spring Grove, where
guests occasionally hear the thump of his heavy boots.

Restless spirits long separated
from their graves lurk among the ancient stones in Avondale Cemetery.

Carriage maker W.A. Paterson’s
spirit continuously wanders the halls of the Dryden Building, and something
sinister and unnamed resides in a Knob Hill mansion waiting to prey on
impressionable young men.

Join authors Roxanne Rhoads and
Joe Schipani on a chilling tour of Flint’s most haunted locations.

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About the Authors

Roxanne
Rhoads

is an author, book publicist, mixed media crafter, and lover of all things
spooky.

Roxanne is the owner of
Bewitching Book Tours, a virtual book tour and social media marketing company,
she operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban
fantasy books, and she runs the blog, A Bewitching Guide to All Things
Halloween, which is dedicated to everything Halloween related. Roxanne’s sells
handcrafted jewelry, art, and home decor through The Bewitching Cauldron.

When not reading or writing,
Roxanne loves to craft, plan Halloween adventures, and search for unique
vintage finds.

Joe
Schipani

is an integral part of Flint’s Art Community with ties to local artists,
galleries, book stores, and the Flint Cultural Center. He is the Executive
Director of the Flint Public Art Project and the FFAR Project Assistant at the
Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

He has a weekly column on All
Things Halloween titled Freaky Flint History showcasing true crime and weird
but true tales of Flint deaths.

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