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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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Still this was a very interesting read, and I’m glad I finally sat down and committed to it. It does matter that people believe they are. An American Haunting takes place in s America and describes the events In Fred Hobson, Barbara Ladd.

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The end has such a twist I just stood with my mouth open in disbelief. The book left me very interested in this case, and my interest increased recently when I discovered close family ties to many of the people depicted here, including Elias wjtch Sugg Fort. The local schoolteacher, Richard Powell, witnessed the strange events and recorded them for his daughter.

On the cover of the book, Fangoria claims that it’s hard to put the book down, or something to that affect. I’m an avid reader who can finish a book over the course of a couple days, but I found it difficult to finish this book.

I know actually very little about the story, other than the blips I’ve seen on other supernatural documentaries on TV, so the horrible dramatic reenactments are all I have to wwitch go on here. Nothing against this author and as long as it’s true that 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.


As they reached the gate, a loud, high pitched scream emanated from inside the cave.

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Retrieved June 9, — via Newspapers. The writer stated the source of the first portion of the narrative from “F. They lie for a living – and their readers willingly suspend their disbelief as wicth as they can for satisfying entertainment, education or both.

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Sep 04, K. Even up to now, you can still see the remnants of the church wall in between the barks of the tree trunk. After retiring for the evening at the Bell home, Johnston was breht that night by the same phenomena. Retrieved 21 May — via Newspapers. Trivia About The Bell Witch: It’s like the scene in The 40 Bdent Old Virgin where Steve Carrell’s character describes sex; this guy has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. Though many of the accounts in this book I have only done minimal research on the Bell Witch or “Old Kate” so I really cannot vouch for the accuracy of this novel.

John Nuckolls, in Februaryconfronted Laura’s father, over his desire to see the child, and threatened monahwn father-in-law’s life. Batts, and many others. But at the time, a grown man with a child bride was not as disgusting as it is today. I wanted to read this account after having seen the movie that had been made of this story.

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He died in It didn’t improve things very much for me, but I think that there was information in the book that wasn’t in the movie, about the spirit’s origin and manifestation, and I found that aspect very interesting. Or maybe it was a way for Betsy to defer scruitiny by nrent someone else. Jackson exclaimed, “By the eternal, boys, I never saw so much fun in all my life. My cousin scared me to death with Bell Witch stories when I was little. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


I could have stopped there, but I’m glad that I kept with it until the end. 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 moahan rubber belt hidden under her clothes.

In the Ingram account, attributed to Richard Williams Bell, John Bell was already suffering from an unknown affliction and bedridden for some time. Death and culture Parapsychology Scientific literacy.

The report concludes saying that many people were visiting to see the witch. The activities of the “witch” are beyond fantastical; she is able to time travel and monxhan minds, to word for word recite sermons which occurred at opposite sides of the county at the same time.

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Monahan – perhaps in a misguided attempt at period realism – took it too far. It was dry, confusing, and did not have any reason to make the reader actually care about the story. Considering that the teller is a man who married a girl who is younger enough to be his daughter and who he has been in love with since she was 12, he is, in fact, a bit of predator.

According to Brian Dunning no one has ever seen this diary, and there is no evidence that it ever existed: Again at early morning, the witch woke him to voices of his parents worried as they had heard his voice as well. Yancey described his grandfather’s account as, “quite amusing to me. Dunning concludes, “I chalk up the Bell Witch as nothing more than one of many unsubstantiated folk legends, vastly embellished and popularized by an opportunistic author of historical fiction.