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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Then Mina gets sick then dies. Hence the half star addition. Innewspaper editor Martin V.

To those librarians who debated online among themselves when the book came out whether it was fiction or non-fiction, they need only have looked on the information page to see that the real editor was not me, but the very intelligent, witty and churlish Gordon Van Gelder.

Set up a giveaway. I find that odd as hell, if your neighbor was tormenting you in some way, I think you’d try to resolve things with the neighbor before renting out your living room so people could watch.

Archived from the original on 3 October Instead, thr was dry and boring, interesting only if you want to put on your detective cap. Anyway, the basic question to be asked about a scary story book is pretty simple: The Tennessean Volume 63, Number You may know that one of my greatest heroes, Thomas Jefferson, took it upon himself to cut up the gospels and leave in only those passages he believed actually happened or were said.


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The Bell Witch: An American Haunting by Brent Monahan

They always take bret back to bgent time in elementary school when I would go to the library during every freaking recess and read this lovely book called “Ghosts”.

Louis based horror author. But the middle was a bit unbelieveable for me Purely speculating, as this is listed as fiction and not a non-fiction account of the events and you absolutely can have ghost books in non-fictionis it truly lifted from Powell’s manuscript? Archived from the original on 10 March He again attempted to place the sack of corn on the horse’s back several more times, but each time the sack fell off.

In the work, he recounted stories he stated were told to him by his great aunt Betsy later in her life. My mother says that the kapre stays with Mina 24×7. Started strong and then fizzled. About thirty years ago Robertson county had a sensation similar to this known as the “Bell Witch,” and people came from all parts of the country, even as far as New York, to hear or see her.

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. Retrieved 1 December The author stated that the voice, which spoke freely about the house from all directions, would not manifest itself until the lights were extinguished at night. I have not seen the movie made from this book, but have been told it is a descent film.


It is certainly a narrative that has lasted a long time and may very well have a ring of truth to it. This book is actually my way of re-introducing myself to the horror genre.

The New York Times. He lives in Pennyslvania. I read it twice when I was younger and was obsessed with it. That’s the conclusion the author seems to draw any way and I kinda agree.


Roger Clarke, former film critic for The Independentargues the legend has also had a measurable influence on cinema such as in the Poltergeist film series, the found footage Paranormal Activity film series, The Witch released inthe trope of burial ground disturbance in The Amityville Horrorand the apport of cherries to the children in Mama witcg in The Englishman quickly left that morning and later wrote to the Bell family that the entity had visited his family in England.

I couldn’t put it down. The ending made me sigh and roll my eyes. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. At one point I think mention brdnt made that she cheerfully took credit for it, but she was never really taken to task or questioned or really involved in the matter.

With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family. I probably wouldn’t read this one on a dark, windy night.

Pages with related products. The Centennial sketch stated the witch could appear as a rabbit, bear or black dogand imitate various animal sounds.