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These are just a few of many websites and articles related to the Bell Witch hauntings.
Most of these links have been online since 1998, and offer authentic information about this genuine haunting.
Unfortunately, as of 2016, some of these links no longer work. (They’re noted with an asterisk before the link.)
I’m leaving them in place, in case they return. Otherwise, you may be able to find archived copies at the Wayback Machine.
Bell Witch websites
- The Bell Witch, a website by Pat Fitzhugh, author of The Bell Witch Haunting.
- If you’re serious about the Bell Witch, start with the original book: The Bell Witch Red Book, transcribed from the story publishedin 1893 or 1894.
- Bell Witch Central, a Yahoo! Club associated with Pat Fitzhugh’s book and website.
- “Official” Bell Witch Fansite, created by a Bell Witch enthusiast. Lots of information.
Bell Witch resources (in addition to the ones at this website)
- Obiwan’s *The Bell Witch Information Page, with pages and links. At that site, be sure to read the *19-page article by Jack Cook (via the Wayback Machine) about the Bell family members and their history. That article was particularly helpful in my own research, though our conclusions are different.
- The book, The Infamous Bell Witch of Tennessee, provides more insights about Andrew Jackson’s encounters with the Bell Witch… and much more.
- See owner Chris Kirby’s photo of ectoplasm emerging from a sinkhole in the Bell Witch Cave.
- There’s also a still photo from a video which showed the ectoplasm moving ahead of the flashlight used during filming.
- The Bell Witch, summarizing the events, by author Troy Taylor at Ghosts of the Prairie. Also check *his photo of a ghostly orb in the Bell Witch Cave.
- The Moonlit Road features some Bell Witch “ghost stories,” based on actual events. Also check their Bell Witch information.
(If any of those links don’t work, it’s worth searching at the Wayback Machine for cached copies.)
Additional reading – Recommended books
- Fitzhugh, Pat. The Bell Witch : The Full Account.
- Monahan, Brent. An American Haunting : The Bell Witch
- Price, Charles Edwin. Infamous Bell Witch of Tennessee.
- Taylor, Troy. Season of the Witch.
- Ingram, M. V. An Authenticated history of the famous Bell witch, printed
in 1893. This is the original book on the subject, with first-person accounts from witnesses, including the diary excerpts of one of John Bell’s children (linked above, too).