Brent Monahan, Author St. Martin’s Press $ (p) ISBN children by a mischievous poltergeist dubbed “”the Bell witch”” by the citizens of Adams, Tenn. The Bell Witch or Bell Witch Haunting is a legend from Southern American folklore, centered on , The Bell Witch: An American Haunting, Monahan, Brent, St. Martin’s Press, X, Novel. Basis for the film, An American. Don’t be confused into buying a novel called An American Haunting. It’s just another haunted house story. The Bell Witch is also fiction, but it’s based on a true.

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It does have one utterance of the “F-bomb”, and a few cases of other “swears”, but nothing you won’t find in the Bible besides that one. You start to wonder if you, yourself, could be a bit witchy. It’s interesting that this is manuscript written by a neighbor of the Bell family who witnessed the events which had a great deal to do with the writer’s future wife, Betsy Bell.

Can a ghost kill? This extraordinary book recounts the only documented case in U. The phenomenon created a domestic disturbance between the couple, as a local carpenter, Gill Walling, accused Laura Nuckolls of creating the noise with an iron ball attached to a rubber belt hidden under her clothes. A Mysterious Spirit in It’s not at all scary, however it is interesting.

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Winter Books “Monahan’s attention to historical detail to makes the early 19th century milieu credible. And his use of a ‘classically educated’ narrator avoids the need for recreating difficult period or regional language while still taking care to use appropriate language for the era. View all 13 comments.



I stand ready to debate anyone on my version of the story. I think word spread like wildfire and the stories got more and more exaggerated, and the next thing they know the Bells have a virtual side show going on in their home.

I believe more than a few of the Salem Witches went on trial and died due to their slights against the powerful families in town. Design by Words Take Flight. The Bell Witch is a famous American haunting.

Retrieved konahan May Nothing against this author and as long as it’s true brwnt this is the manuscript from the dad to the daughter and was written back in the s then it makes sense and to the boring parts of the story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Tennessean Volume 71, Number The Englishman quickly left that morning and later wrote to the Bell family that the entity had visited his family in England.

The Bell Witch by Brent Monahan

Death and culture Parapsychology Scientific literacy. Nearing the Bell homestead, the wagon stopped and appeared fastened to its position despite considerable effort by Jackson’s men to free it.

A true story of a Tennessee haunting in the early ‘s. Titus stated the witch demonstrated with maniacal singing, laughter, prayers, moaning, clapping, and rattling of the roof. It’s not often I read a book and stop to go “I really wish this was written as non-fiction”.

Archived from the original on 29 October Jackson exclaimed, “By the eternal, boys, I never saw so much fun in all my life. It monzhan truly chilling.

While a narrative written to your daughter wouldn’t mention that, if this monshan truly a work of non-fiction shouldn’t the editor note that? All one has to do is consult the National Geographic Index as I did to learn that NGS never published an article about Madison County or covered bridges before this book appeared. I heard there is a movie. Or when it touched that one guy’s hand that time, in order to be “liked”.


The Bell Witch: An American Haunting

Retrieved 21 May — via Newspapers. Even when Mina goes to church, the kapre is with her.

I’ve had this particular book on my shelf for at least four or five years, so it was about time I read it. Add new edition 2 17 Nov 12, This I wouldn’t know as I haven’t read these other accounts.

I tried real hard to finish but I couldn’t. Monaahan 14 June His daughter, we are told, is the product of Powell’s marriage to Betsy Bell, daughter of the haunted John Bell and target of some of the mysterious entity’s most violent abuse.

Told from Richard Powell’s, Betsy Bell’s future husband, point of view, the story starts with a curse laid on John Bell by a lady named Kate Batts and quickly develops into a story about bremt young girl and her father tormented by the poltergeist called Old Kate.

My cousin scared me to death with Bell Witch stories when I was little.