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The Bell Witch: An American Haunting - Brent Monahan
The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
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Known throughout Tennessee as "Old Kate," the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping and gnawing sounds before it found its voices.With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family. This... show more
Known throughout Tennessee as "Old Kate," the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping and gnawing sounds before it found its voices.With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family. This extraordinary book recounts the only documented case in U.S. history when a spirit actually caused a man's death.The local schoolteacher, Richard Powell, witnessed the strange events and recorded them for his daughter. His astonishing manuscript fell into the hands of novelist Brent Monahan, who has prepared the book for publication. Members of the Bell family have previously provided information on this fascinating case, but this book recounts the tale with novelistic vigor and verve. It is truly chilling.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312262921 (0312262922)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0 Haunted House Square
Before I start the review proper, I should note that one really get thing about this audio book was the reader. He was great.The Bell Witch is a famous American haunting. Monahan claims that this is an account written by Richard Powell who married Betsy Bell, the young woman who was one of the peopl...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
The terrible ending ruined any interest in this book I had. Also I am not thrilled that a book touted as being non-fiction (it is not) is not non-fiction. I got this book because it was recommended to me by someone who suggested this for books about ghost stories and haunted houses. This fictionaliz...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
3.0 The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
I enjoyed this, though I'm not quite sure how much of it was "real" and how much was not (and that is half the fun!) I admit I did see the revelation towards the end that [spoiler] her father had been sexually absuing her, [/spoiler] but although I had thought of it very early on as a possibility,...
Lost in My Youth
Lost in My Youth rated it
1.0
In one word....boring. I just couldn't get into this one. Was looking for a something scary, or at least creepy. This book was neither.
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it
2.5 stars From the blurb: "The Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping and gnawing sounds before it found its voices.With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family. This extraordinary book ...
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