The 5 Most Haunted Places in the Flint Area
Being close to Hallow’s Eve we decided to find Flint’s ‘true haunts’ that may exist. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, Flint’s deep history in lumber and manufacturing — accidents could have occurred leaving souls roaming these locations. Take a look after the jump, if you dare!
The Holly Hotel has been said to be one of the most haunted buildings in Michigan, with its rich history in the area, it's hard to see why it's not haunted. The ghosts of the Holly Hotel seem to follow patterns -- also known as a residual haunting -- people sometimes smell a cigar, what they might not know is that the original owner smoked cigars. Another phantom smell would be a scent of flowery perfume or the 'little girl' ghost likes play with the meat cleaver, are some of the other phenomena's that may be experience at the Holly Hotel.
Even if you're not a true believer, it is said that almost everyone that enters the Holly Hotel feels the spirits around them.
Riverrest & Sunset Hills Cemetery
Flint Township, MI
We're sure most people from Flint know the story of the hauntings at Riverrest & Sunset Hills Cemetery and all the bronze statues that reside on the premises. The life-like statues will creep you out in broad daylight -- so think about what would happen if you were there past dark (which is illegal, so don't try it.)
The one statue that has the best story is the statue of the kids playing crack the whip (as seen in the picture below,) it is said that if you are at the statue and put your foot in the little girl's sandel something bad -- even death -- will happen to you in the near future. I'm am not sure how this story came about -- just another one of Flint's urban legends -- all I know is that I tried it many years ago and I'm still OK.
The Capitol Theatre
Downtown Flint, MI
The Capitol Theatre in downtown Flint has had a rich history in the city -- since its opening in 1928 the Capitol hosted cultural events and was the best place to see a movie in the late 50s early 60s. Since then the building has hosted rock shows through the 80s and 90s closing its doors in 1997.
As for the hauntings, there has to be some unrest souls that enjoyed the Capitol so much they don't want to leave. Staff members and patrons have heard screams, moans and tapping on the walls.
There have been apparitions seen in the balcony and the stage.
When bands played there they experienced their equipment temporaily turning off for no reason, heard eerie out of body singing and saw apparitions in the balcony as well.
Even if you don't believe in the afterlife, the Capitol Theatre's vast history would be the perfect place to house ghosts.
The Fenton Hotel
The Fenton Hotel -- built in 1856 -- has a rich history in the town of Fenton. It has been through many owners and names. When it was first build it was an inn hosting many people who came through Fenton on the rail road. Now the Fenton Hotel is a fine dining restaurant with some unlikely guests.
There have been reports of activity in the bar area with glasses breaking and shutters being opened and closed. Phantom drink orders have been taken by the waitstaff, when they return there is no one there for the drink. Noises, like footsteps and voices have been heard in the upper levels by employees as they closed the bar.
Castaway's Restaurant has been around for a few years as a restaurant, but the building has been around for quite sometime on Lake Nepessing. It was once a hotel and has been a few other businesses, including multiple restaurants.
It has always been said that the location has been haunted -- in 2007 a team of investigators visited in search of ghosts, their finding were inconclusive. Employees and patrons have reported that they see a man walking off the dock into the lake, a women leaning over the platform of the lighthouse.
Other reports are hearing cluttered voices yelling that you leave when walking to the back bathroom and an eerie feeling, almost like cold hands wrapping around your neck near the staircase to the roof.