The Bell Witch Haunting
I o some dagree Wu mag alreadu know Portions of this rea)
event. It was tha basis For movies such as An Amarican
Haunting in tood. and TH: belair\/\’ itch Prolactin 1999. but
tha rael avante that took Place . in
I 5 I 2, are Far Inert terrifying than ' cloose to show
Mr. ball settled‘ his Farm in 1504.. and ha is described as a man
commanding P""""""" His commanding combined
with tha Fact that ha had tha largest Farm in tha court, quickle
mage him a laater in tha commer' iitt. but in this tima h also
gained mania enamies. Che such enema was Kata ibeats, a
claimed that ball had illegally conceed) hr lands.
Th two had numerous until sha Passat away illness.
but it' s said that on sha swore a curs: on tha
l: . and stated that sha would return to anact that corsa.
That' s wan things go From civil to tahrir mg.
aftar Kata bans daath. Mr. ball spotted and
Pursued a stranga animal in his cornfield. Ha described it as a
dog with tha had of a rabbit. Nest came tha constant
knocking. gnawing. and scratching noises across tha exterior
walls of tha ball horsa. which soon bagan to coma From inside
tha horsa. From thare avante at tha horsa progressed‘ into tha
violant movement of objects. and one dag Mr. Ball' s daughter.
Erease was assaulted by an i' nvi' ' bla For“. and tha
l: amili called‘ upon tha services tha church.
Th Davamand James C; tir', took up work to identy' and
exorcise tha spirit which had beer, tormenting tha l: . It was
in his First communication with it that tha anting named itsall as
tha witch Kata through tha mouth of Erease ball. Th
witch took a liking to tha Reverand. and ever, bagan to
him by a nickname :(/Incl: buggie”. " was ever, quota at on:
Point to have greated tha Reverand with ‘Good evening
uncle . How do Wu like to be called‘ uncle to tha
tha Jays immediately Following that First communication.
Erease Ball became tha constant Focus tha witch' s attacks.
Famile members as wall as witnesses. incl ding
From tha town. witnessed tha gm. -
girl hing strangled by invisible hands. and at times writhing in
Pain screaming that tha ‘old thing was stabbing hurwitz
Che involved mar: than a witnesses at
a dinnar party: on: of which was tha Politician l’ rof. Richard
l’ to tha state legislature who saw Erease
struck as f by a large hand and blown tha dining
Events of this magnitude continued‘ on without any Positive
attact From tha Reverand' s attempts at exorcism. until tha dag
that Mr. ball dad.
at tha tima his daath. some speculate that tha witch had
vial of Poison was Found at his bedside
Poisoned‘ him. but others. knowing Mr. balls Iota For his
daughter. that ha had admitted to tha inevitable and
taken his own Ma so that tha witch might spare his daughter.
Regardless tha czas:. tla: witch vanished. but left behind a
single statemant through tha mouth of Betsy that in one
hundred and seven gears sha would return to tsee that ' land
had beer, mad: . stated that sh would wait Forthis
Jay in tha nearish cave. which is to this Jay known as tha ban
unfortunately. that Jay came in 1955 and tha lands were not
yet cleared. although non: of tha Ball' s remained in tha area.
In tha severity seven gears sice. beer,
hundred individual raports J sudden Forces on
tha land and namitha cave knocking etoile to tha ground. and
in some cases aver: dragging than. in tha direction ofthe cave.
Do Hou' scam namitha and Blair\,’\/ itch
l’ redact whan sha Finds on: tha mala campers Facing a corner
and unwilling to turn has beer, known to
happan to children in tha area. tha child' s ow explanation
hing ‘tha old thing told ma t