Flint, Leslie

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Flint, Leslie

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1911-1994

History

Leslie Flint was one of Britain's most well know spiritualists. Born in 1911 Flint stated that he first encountered the dead at the age of eight when he saw the solid figure of his deceased uncle standing in his grandmother's kitchen. Later in life Flint utilized his gift as a direct-voice medium where the deceased would speak in their own voices from space just outside of Flint's body. Many people felt that celebrities and ordinary people alike spoke through Leslie Flint. Sittings were conducted in the dark ostensibly because Flint emitted ectoplasm which would form an "etheric voice-box" through which the dead would speak. Flint was tested repeatedly to verify the legitimacy of his performances. He held water in his mouth during seances, and made use of a throat microphone which demonstrated that no vibrations were emitted from his voice box to deny claims of ventriloquism. Flint died in 1994.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

flint_l

Institution identifier

UMASC

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Andrea Martin, July 2014

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Alexander Walker, "Obituary: Leslie Flint", The Independent, 10 May 1994, Accessed 4 July 2014, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-leslie-flint-1434904.html

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places