An American Haunting
Posted 25 May 2006 - 11:41 AM
Posted 25 May 2006 - 11:58 AM
I just now viewed the trailer...If only the movie was that good!
Posted 25 May 2006 - 02:52 PM
I also read on another board what a descendant of the Bell family wrote, they were descendants of one of the brothers, and that her grandfather said something along the lines of 'things aren't adding up', though I could be wrong.
Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:21 PM
The verison that I always heard was that Kate Bats was a witch and she cursed the bell family after John Bell cheated her out of some land (like in the movie). I don't know for certain I don't think anyone does except the ones that were involved and they have been long since dead.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 06:17 PM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 07:10 PM
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:03 PM
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 08:36 AM
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Posted 08 June 2006 - 09:55 AM
Posted 08 June 2006 - 10:13 AM
Ok people I'm From Robertson county (Springfield) Tn And i'm 15 Min. away from Adems Where the bell witch is,and the movie ehh it's allright i've seen better.But the story of The bell witch The Bell Family And Katie Battes(The Witches Real Name)No kin to the bell Family what so ever.Back in 1887/88 John Bell Sr. envested in some land That Katie Wanted but couldn't afford so an ongoing thing went on for years then john accualy bougt the land of katie .so on and so on Katie died and swore revenge on john and his family tormenting them night after night,but john's oldest daughter was treated very very bad by the spirit. the spirit played tricks on the middle boy . And after john sr. died she left the family alone. It's along story .even presedent Jackson came to visit once and the spirit scared him so bad he qoted ( I would rather Go up Against 5,000 British troops than meet her again). check out www.bellwitch.com www.bellwitchthehaunting.com
The actual events occured between 1817 and 1821, NOT in the late 1880's as you indicate. For proper study of the legend and events and theories surrounding it, it's probably best to NOT go to the movie website, but to other websites such as http://www.bellwitch.org
Jackson did indeed, according to accounts, visit the Bell's in 1819.
The spirit identified itself as 'Kate', and some folks in the area connected it to Kate Batts, and the bad blood between her and Mr. Bell was over slaves, although I have read also that it was over land and cattle.
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Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:02 PM
Posted 08 June 2006 - 07:56 PM
Vampchick21 your website is a very good one. I have been to that site before. It is very informative.
heh...well...it's not mine per say, since I actually only found it whilst surfing, but yes, it's a good one for the legend.
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