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Bell Witch Cave, Adams

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#110 of 138 in Nature in Tennessee
Cave · Mysterious Site
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  • Number 2: Bell Witch The story of the Bell Witch of Tennessee began circulating in the early 1800's, after Farmer John Bell and his family moved to the community of Red River, Tennessee, from North Carolina. Before long, the family started reporting a variety of STRANGE incidents. These included whispering voices similar to those of old women singing hymns, night terrors about RATS gnawing away at the family's beds, and the sighting of a bizarre animal, which appeared to be a hybrid between a rabbit and a dog. A spirit believed to have been that of a woman called Kate Batts began haunting Bell's home. The entity was able to speak, change form, and EVEN affect the physical environment. According to legends, the family also discovered a vial an unknown liquid inside the house. They gave a dose of the liquid to their cat, and their animal died on the spot. As the story goes, before he became president, Andrew Jackson had heard of Bell's troubles, and decided to investigate the haunting. He, and several of his men, including a witch-slayer that carried silver bullets in his gun, visited Bell's farm, and it was JACKSON, who dubbed the presence, the "Bell Witch." By 1820, John Bell had grown ill due to the witch's constant torment. By some accounts, it was the witch that actually poisoned him. After his funeral, the sounds of laughter and SINGING could be heard coming from the graveyard, and Bell became the only person in history whose death was attributed to the actions of a spirit.
  • A once in a lifetime chilling fun experience. This cave was worth exploring. Wear a helmet it's short at the beginning. The guide owned half of the property and knew so much.. her side has the cave in which water flowed into the Red River. I caught orbs on camera and felt so calm in there.

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