Dec 28, 2017
The Bell Witch tormented the Bell family for four years starting in 1817, according to a reporter named Martin V.B. Ingram who wrote the definitive, but terrible book in 1894. Beth slogged through the book until she couldn't take it anymore and marvels that the legend sustained itself. Listen as Strange Country attempts to coherently tell this story from a most incoherent book. Beth manages to get in a reference to Tommy Wiseau's The Room and, Kelly only yawns twice!!
Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands
Cite your sources:
Bell, Richard Williams, and M. Todd Cathey. Our family trouble: the story of the Bell Witch of Tennessee. M. Todd Cathey, 2013.
“Home of the Bell Witch.” The Bell Witch Cave, www.bellwitchcave.com/ghost_hauntings/bell_witch.htm
Ingram, M. V. An authenticated history of the famous Bell witch: the wonder of the 19th century, and unexplained phenomenon of the Christian Era ; the mysterious talking goblin that terrorized the west end of Robertson County, Tennessee, tormenting John Bell to his death ; the story of Betsy Bell, her lover and the haunting sphinx. Lowood Press, 2011. Originally published in 1894.
Lew, Josh. “The spooky history of Bell Witch Cave.” MNN - Mother Nature Network, Mother Nature Network, 5 June 2017, www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/spooky-history-of-bell-witch-cave.
Nickel, Joe. “The 'Bell Witch' Poltergeist.” CSI, Jan./Feb. 2014, www.csicop.org/si/show/the_bell_witch_poltergeist.
Young, Nicole. “Psychic: I know the real Bell Witch story.” USA Today, 27 Oct. 2015, www.usatoday.com/story/life/nation-now/2015/10/27/psychic-bell-witch-story/74713998/.