The Bell Witch. Tennessee USA

One of the most famous hauntings in American history is the Legend of the Bell Witch

One of the most famous hauntings in American history is the Legend of the Bell Witch. An evil spirit tormented the Bell family, family members were scratched, and blankets were pulled off beds.

12 year old Betsy Bell was frequently slapped, kicked, and pinched. John Bell believed a strange force was of eerie menace had moved into his home. The evil spirit identified itself as the ‘witch’ Kate Batts. Batts have been a neighbour of the Bell’s and who John Bell had business dealings with in the past.

John Bell soon fell victim to bouts of strange illness, to which the ghost of Kate claimed responsibility for. While he was in his sick bed the spirit cursed and pinched him not allowing him rest and recover. On his death the ghost screamed in triumph, even at his funeral she appeared laughing and singing as Bell was laid to rest.

Bell’s death did not however make the ghost witch disappear. She returned to plague Betsy Bell, for several years, and also John Bell Jr.

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