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Whaley Mansion

Flint, Michigan

A pioneer in the automotive industry, Mr. Whaley and his wife brought a large Victorian mansion. Now a local historic site, the house is allegedly haunted. It is said that contractors were remodeling the house when suddenly something or someone threw a plastic tarp over the second floor banister. The tarp levitated for several seconds before finally floating to the ground. It is alleged that if one enters the house, the very strong presence of a female, perhaps Mrs. Whaley, can be felt.

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rebecca halladay says:

May 5, 2006, 1:03 pm

what is the address to this place because i would really love to see this place!

Big Bill says:

June 6, 2006, 5:13 am

Rebecca,

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Jennett says:

July 27, 2006, 2:49 pm

What’s the address to the Whaley Mansion?

tam says:

October 4, 2006, 2:20 pm

Whaley Mansion/ Whaley House is located on the Mott Estate I believe.(Mott Collage) You can get to it off of Robert T longway. I dont believe you can go into it though. My parents just went there for some Apple fest thing and they had it closed up. But you can give it a try.

Raven says:

October 6, 2006, 11:45 pm

I Think it is open agine. I have diven by it but i think its open. Its soundes weird. And to think these things are so close to us!

Sapphyre says:

October 27, 2006, 8:29 pm

Whaley House
624 East Kearsley Street,
Flint, Michigan

Rachel says:

November 16, 2006, 11:58 am

Has anyone been here? Does anyone know the real story on this?

brittany says:

December 16, 2006, 1:32 am

were is this place at???

Cobie says:

January 2, 2007, 5:10 pm

So, what exactly happened? How did Mr. and Mrs. Whaley die? Natural causes? Or something more mysterious. I am from Battle Creek, and how come I have never heard of any of these places?

BJ says:

January 29, 2007, 9:59 pm

My great great grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Whaley. Their lives, even within our family, is a mystery. I am in a search to find out everything I can about them and how things happened. My great grandfather (Edward Whaley) moved to Canada and to the best of my knowlege never spoke about his family. I hope to someday visit the mansion and learn about my family. My great grandfather took a lot of secrets with him to his grave. But I must say it disgusts me that people think they can SELL the address to this place! One day I will visit it… who knows, maybe I could ask her all my questions myself?

Melissa Farmer/ Whaley Decendant says:

July 1, 2007, 2:16 pm

What does the house look like? My dad’s name is Douglas Eugene Whaley. I am his only child and have wondered about certain things all my life. Like who a ancesters are, and where the family came from. I have learned so far that Whaley is an Irish name. I wonder if there is any relation? If you could send me any free info, I would appreciate it.

w says:

August 26, 2007, 10:40 pm

Hey B.J.,
You don’t want to go down there alone.The house is next to my college. It’s in a bad area in Flint and is only open for special occasions. Google Mott Foundation or Applewood Estates, you should find a schedule of events.

Scott says:

September 1, 2007, 11:28 am

whaleyhouse.org/haunted.htm
The Whaley House in San Diego is one of the most haunted places in the US. Any connection?

Flint 1819 says:

October 28, 2007, 1:10 am

The Whaley House is located at 624 E Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan, just across the street from the University of Michigan-Flint campus.

I disagree with the post of 8.26.07. The area is very safe and is nestled between UM-Flint, The Flint College Cultural Area and The East Village neighborhood which is filled with very old, architecturally beautiful homes.

The Whaley House is Flint’s only historical house museum and is open to the public for tours. The home has been fully restored and is AMAZING – truly a gem for those who like Victorian architecture. A definite MUST SEE!

Christine says:

November 20, 2007, 5:17 pm

I used to wrok at Mott College, and it is not a bad neighborhood. The college area is very pleasant. I never heard any stories about Whaley House, but the house is very nice. It gives me something to do next time it is open. I will have to check it out.

ajd says:

February 5, 2008, 7:13 am

whaleyhouse.org/haunted.htm
The Whaley House in San Diego is one of the most haunted places in the US. Any connection?

Yes this is true! It is in San Diego Southern California. they have tours and I have been there 2x.

Rachel says:

March 11, 2008, 1:31 pm

I am from the Flint, MI area, and my 92 year old grandmother lives two doors down in a mansion. Anyways, I used to volunteer there as a young child with my mother for tours and such, spent a significant amount of time there. But I always sensed an odd, negative presence there.

Jilliwilli says:

March 17, 2008, 2:14 pm

I know that it has a doll that is under your bed when you saty the nite there

Jilliwilli says:

March 17, 2008, 2:14 pm

stay srry

sjt says:

April 2, 2008, 2:29 pm

There are two Whaley houses in Flint. One is a beautiful home on Kearsley street in a nice section of town. This is probably the haunted house as it was at one time a residence. The other is a group home for children situated behind Hurley Hospital on the north side of 5th, this is the one referred to as being in a rough area. I have never heard of hauntings in the second location.

T in Flint says:

April 15, 2008, 9:49 pm

Whaley Historical House
Whaley House was the residence of the Robert J. and Mary McFarlan Whaley from 1885 to 1925. During Mr. Whaley’s presidency of Citizens Bank, he issued a $2,000 loan to the Flint Road Cart Company. This loan led to the creation of General Motors in Flint in 1908. Whaley House mission is to educate visitors about the legacy of the Whaley family, life in 19th century Flint, and historic preservation.

1st & 3rd Sun, or by appt. â?¢ 634 E. Kearsley Street â?¢ 810-235-6841

JUST FOUND THIS.. THOUGHT IT MIGHT HELP
~T~ in Flint

jsj says:

April 6, 2009, 3:24 pm

I had my wedding there without any incident. The house is beautiful! In all my time growing up in Flint and going to school/university in Flint, I have never known anyone to have such an experience.

Rin says:

April 21, 2009, 3:27 pm

I’ve been in the house a number of times on tours. (I attend college at UM Flint and it’s only across the road.) I know I, for one, have been all over that house and never seen anything the least bit odd. I’ve always been very comfortable on all my visits.
It’s very beautiful and there are lots of very cool antiques to look at and I’d recommend stopping by regardless.

Carrie says:

May 3, 2009, 9:03 pm

I’ve been in Whaley house, after hours for work. While there I experienced a number of incidents. Toys in the childrens room moved, curtains blew (the windows were shut it was early December)and I saw a shadow. I was there to write an article about the upcoming Christmas season for a now defunct Flint area paper. The volunteer with me was not the regular publicity person so perhaps she said more than she should have about it’s history, etc. She told me that numerous volunteers, etc. have all had things happen to them there, a common feeling is being unable to catch your breath or feeling overly warm. I don’t remember the name but I do know that the Whaley’s niece, I believe, died of TB in the house. Maybe it doesn’t act up when a lot of people are present but having been there and seen what I did I can assure you it is haunted.

Aaron Meissner says:

May 15, 2009, 8:52 am

I go to school at Flint Central High School and my bus drives right passed that house and Central is just a couple blocks away from that house.

lorenzcat says:

June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm

Is the Whaley family from Flint connected in any way to the Whaley House in San Diego?

James says:

July 22, 2009, 7:00 pm

My wife is from Flint.I heard about the Whaley house and asked if she knew where it was located. She did so we went there and looked it over.It was closed and as in the other comments it dose have tours of the old house.I did feel as though we were being watched as we looked the house over.We forgot our camera so I could not take any pictures.But I plan on revisiting this great land mark in August of this year. I will post any unusual pictures if any. I think ever one should visit this house at least once if not twice.

Jasmine says:

October 3, 2009, 12:48 pm

I had a feeling that the building was haunted wen i wuld drive past it

Devon Burns says:

November 7, 2009, 7:56 pm

I have been to the Whaley mansion on a school field trip, i never really felt a pressence but it did feel creepy. You are aloud to go inside with a tour guide. It has all the historical things that people used back then. There were funerals in the living room. E-mail me for more info. Dreamdev96@yahoo.com

Jester says:

December 8, 2009, 3:36 pm

Dont pay for it. you can googel earth for it free.

624 E.Kearsley Street Flint MI 48503

Eric Edgley says:

May 2, 2010, 3:47 pm

I stopped in at Whaley House last week to get details of the “Hauntings” I spoke with an employee who has worked there for several years. He said that he has never experienced anything, but that some visitors have reported feeling rather creeped out in one of the upstairs rooms.

In the ealy 1890’s a man who ws married to Mrs. Whaley’s sister, came there to live after his wife passed away. He became very dispondent, and tried to committ suicide by drinking mercury. He after some time, he appeared to be on the road to recovery, but died, none the less. It is his room that is said to be haunted.

But an even “more haunted” house in Flint is the Wright Building. It is an old Victorian style house that is said to be hauneted by several members of the Wright family. This location is now an office building for several lawyers. I stopped in there last year and spoke to several og the employees who related things that they have seen.

candace e. whaley says:

October 17, 2010, 4:51 pm

when i found out a few weeks ago that there was a haunted whaley manision i cannot stop searching it and looking at stuff about it i so want to go there i have told my dad and everybody about it and they are all curious what it is like.i wanna go there is it still open for tours and stuff if so how much does it cost and stuff.

Dale C says:

November 14, 2010, 12:54 am

Although there is access to this building, you can not just walk right in because the building is an orphanage. It does not surprise me that there is some type of paranormal activity because of alot of the children housed there has some form of emotional issues. And alot of the staff working there are known to be abusive towards the children.

Velvet Cyberpunk says:

March 2, 2011, 4:24 am

Yes, The Whaley Mansion is in a nice part of town and is haunted. The Whaley Children’s Home is a completely different place and is in a kind of rough neighborhood.

Chris says:

April 3, 2011, 6:48 pm

I’ve been in the Whaley House a couple of times for different events. I stole away both times and went up to the second and third floors and both times got the eerie feeling of being watched the whole time I was up there. Didn’t see anything, but there were places you’d walk through and the temperature would drop 10 degrees or more. Spooky!

Beth says:

April 7, 2011, 12:25 pm

I took my son here last summer as a sort of paranormal investigation. When we got there the house was closed. They only have certain hours for tours. The gentleman was nice enough to let us go through on our own. It is a beautiful home. My son took a million pictures and we did feel an odd presence upstairs and in the downstairs parlor.

Jenn says:

April 18, 2011, 10:50 pm

I have been to the Whaley Mansion many times. This is different from the Whaley House, which is the orphange. You can get a tour of the Whaley Mansion, or rent it for a small wedding or luncheon. It is a beautiful home, but I have never experienced anything paranormal there.

ghostman says:

September 23, 2014, 12:15 am

Can you go into the house i would like to visit?

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