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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Chapter 8, Our Family Trouble”. The author takes a lot of liberties in his storytelling and is up front about it on his websitebut the basic information conforms to the above Bell Breng site. Trying to piece things together for myself was thought provoking, especially in light of what happens in the last section of the book. Louis based horror author. Retrieved 21 May — via Newspapers. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Local historian from Port Royal, Tennessee. People see her talking by herself. While she was inside, her lantern blew out despite no breeze inside the cave. The report concludes saying that many people were visiting to see the witch.

Webb 31 August Instead, this was dry and boring, interesting only if you want to put on your detective cap. It was dry, confusing, and did not have any reason to make the brenr actually care about the story. Hence the half star addition. Instead I got a fictionalized account a father writing to his daughter about the events that transpired.

The Bell Witch: An American Haunting

With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family. Madeline recorded a song titled “The Legend of the Bell Witch” in wwitch It is remarkable that, although he enjoyed good health up to the time of this event, Mr. There was a whole bunch of repetition To those librarians who debated online among themselves when the book came out whether it was fiction or non-fiction, they need only have looked on the monzhan page to see that the real editor was not me, but the very intelligent, witty and churlish Gordon Van Gelder.


I’ve had this particular book on my shelf for at least four or five years, so i Since my parents currently live in Tennessee, the Bell Witch story has been a frequent source of conversation between myself and my mother, though with of us have visited the site yet as we hope to one day do it together.

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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. With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family.

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True the introduction implies that this book is from a long lost document, a first hand account written by Richard Powell, for those of you who beell familiar with the tale of the Bell Witch, Richard Powell was the school master who eventually married Betsy Bell. John’s son Drew Bell approached an unknown bird perched on a fence that flew off and was of “extraordinary size. It is truly chilling.

The Bell Witch by Brent Monahan

This one was a far more enjoyable read and was extremely interesting. No typhoon or other calamities could break any part of the tree. Thirteen-year-old Betsy Bell, and her father John Bell. Feb 16, Gina rated it really liked it. Retrieved 30 November I found that the only reason this was so is that it was written as one text allegedly a letter from Powell to his daughter explaining these experienceswith no breaks or wiych.


Bell Witch

I wasn’t particularly engaged by the voices and the story-telling was on the side of lackluster. I do need to go up to Adams and check out the place and I did enjoy reading about s Tennessee, and about Andrew Jackson’s visit.

Richard Powell was a Tennessee schoolteacher when he first encountered the Bell Witch. 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. Batts, and many others.

According to Radford, the Bell Witch story is an important one for all paranormal researchers: Then again, Salem went down over a hundred years before the Bell Witch matter.

The willingness to believe is a powerful thing. The Clarion-Ledger VolumeNumber I felt this was actually a more well written novel than “Amityville Horror” which was also supposed to be a “true” account of wjtch haunting. As another amusement, the witch shared gossip about activities in other households, monwhan at times appeared to belk for brief moments to visit homes after an inquiry.

It’s a great supernatural novel that doesn’t try to be anything else. Retrieved June 12, — via Newspapers. The figure then disappeared. I wasn’t all that impressed. Sanders walked faster, but the rabbit kept pace even as he broke out into a run.

There have been several movies based, at least in part, on the Bell Witch legend. The real trick here is honestly there is a lot of dialogue. Yancey described his grandfather’s account as, “quite amusing to me.

They heard a knocking at the door, and when they opened the door, the knocking began at another door.