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The Turner House Symbols & Objects

Angela Flournoy
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Haint

A haint is a pale-hued specter that reveals itself to the Turner family for the first time when Charles first begins sleeping in the whatnot room. The specter challenges Charles for the room he is in, and Charles fights back. Later, his brother Quincy insists that it emitted an electric-like blue light that flickered whenever Charles landed a punch and at one point it had even winked at him. Seven-year-old Russell fainted and Lonnie cried, his bladder letting go right there in the hallway.

Haints have been known to push people into wells or make men who’d been hanged dance in the air. Francey would later add that its’ skin was translucent like a jellyfish and it had huge, dark disks for pupils.

The fact that Charles sees a specter or spirit is important because his father and his uncle also saw spirits or haints...

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