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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The witch countered, “I’ll teach you a lesson,” and appeared to beat the man and led him out the door by his nose. However, the writer interviewed Hon.

Rowland described a visit at 9 p. They witnessed the sack floating away for 20 yards where it settled down at the fence. The last book I read, 3 decades ago, was Stephen King’s Night Shift and I picked this book because it says that this is based on a true account. Or maybe it was a way for Betsy to defer scruitiny by accusing someone else. Wilson is the fiendishly monwhan cartoonist who has appeared for decades in Playboy ] “‘Edited” by novelist Brent Monahan…the story is so remarkable and well told that readers may not care.

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I’m an avid reader who can finish a book over the course of a couple days, but I found it difficult to finish this book. Amy Fluker, a researcher of the Mississippi version of the legend while affiliated with the University of Mississippihas expressed the Bell Witch legend bel, other value. He writes straight through, from the setting of the scene to its final conclusion, in one long Uberchapter.

The author, Brent Monahan, takes a first person narrative approach by having Richard Powell address a letter to his daughter to be read after his death and only if his wife, her mother, Betsy Bell Powell seems to become “afflicted. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I couldn’t put it down. The story details the paranormal attacks on the Bell family of Tennessee, focused initially on pre-teen daughter Betsy Bell but eventually the events grew in strength and magnitude to include the entire community.


I do think I would prefer this version over a boo A true story of a Tennessee haunting in the early ‘s. The jury of State vs. The book is widely regarded as the first full-length record of the legend and a primary source for subsequent treatments.

Nearing the Bell homestead, the wagon stopped and appeared fastened to its position despite considerable effort by Jackson’s men to free it. It has not been long since a man claiming to be the witch was waylaid and murdered by two men who were cleared, on the plea that the murdered man had bewitched them. Hopson gave one drop to a cat, causing its death in seven seconds. I’d rather watch the movie and that’s rare for me to say.

This may rate a 2. What were the facts, what convinced him, why should I believe this. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Ingram published an interview with Lucinda E. An American Haunting takes place in s America and describes the events The only reason I didn’t want to put the book down was out of fear that I wouldn’t be able to find my place again. Knowing the twist at the end made this story affect me in a different way entirely, though. Then Mina gets sick then dies.

Bell also detailed a series of prophecies he stated were given to witvh ancestors in by the spirit, including a declaration the witch was set to return again inbtent after her last visit to the Bell family. An article was published February 3, describing a series of events from Adam’s Station, Tennessee. It is edited by Brent Monahan into one long continuing letter from several letters written over time by the original author who is a family member.


This same exercise has recently been done in a yearly conclave of theologians, to cut out the passages that, for example, demonize the Jews who did not accept Yehoshua as their messiah. We doubt exceedingly if there ever lived a man who performed as much self-sacrificing labor to further the interests of the community in which he lived. The article reported that Smith claimed the powers of witchcraft while working near Adam’s Station, chopping wood on a farm with the defendants.

The Bell Witch: An American Haunting

Trying to piece things together for myself was thought provoking, especially in light of what happens in the last section of the book. Writer’s deal with the devil”. The local schoolteacher, Richard Powell, witnessed the strange events and recorded them for his daughter.

The week of January 24,Ingram was suffering from a “severe case of la grippe.

Robertson County historian Yolanda Reid states, “they came to the conclusion that the wife was tying it into the bottom of her skirt brsnt make the sounds, nobody ever proved it. He felt it jump off as he neared his home and move in the leaves into the woods. I listened to the unabridged version of this book from My library.

This fictionalized story is told in the monahah person by Richard Powell. I just kinda expect malevolent spirits to, you know This book is actually my way of re-introducing myself to the horror genre. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In fact, it’s a very good novel.