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Old 05-17-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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I just learned about the legend of the bell witch. I think the blair witch movie may have been inspired by this.

I don't think this is anything true, but I recently talked to someone who lives in that area and many of the people there still believe this story.

The Legend of the Bell Witch of Tennessee - by Pat Fitzhugh, Author / Historian
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:48 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I'm from Tennessee & first heard about the "haunting" back in the 1970s when I was in high school. There was a book written by one of the family members.
The movie "An American Haunting" was based on the story. IIRC, the movie wasn't half bad.
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:25 AM
 
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Do you think there is some truth to this story? I read that some Bell family members moved to Mississippi to get away from Tennessee, and that some people even believe there is still a curse on members of the Bell family. There is even a road named after the Bell family in Batesville, Mississippi.

The guy that was supposedly haunted by the ghost and then later died, it sounds like he had brain cancer.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:23 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I don't know. The fact that they attributed a lot of the events to a living person (Kate?) is strange. It's been years since I've given it much thought, but I seem to recall that a lot of this centered around the young girl--possibly like a poltergeist situation--
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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If it's true, at least the over-all story if not 100% the total specifics, then it's demonic based. The same as any "ghost" story, where the "ghost" is able to interact and respond in real time with humans.

Why a demon would single them out, who knows, but that's what I'd have to believe.
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