Friday, May 9, 2008

The Bell Witch is Honored

Well, the place where she supposedly hung out, anyway. The Bell Witch Cave, in Adams, Tennessee, has just been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Here's the article announcing the recognition.

Just a warning, though. Most of the places surrounding the cave where the witch in question - although there is a lot of contradiction as to whether or not an actual witch was involved, or if the entity was more of a ghost or demonic spirit - did her thing is private property. So be sure to check in with the locals and go on an official tour, just to keep yourself on the right side of the law.

If you're interested in one interpretation of the events surrounding the Bell Witch, I suggest the movie An American Haunting. It's a fictional movie - shoot the whole story of the Bell Witch is probably fictional! - but it's a well done film that has some very scary moments. There's plenty of books on the topic, too.

I was hoping to get out there last year to see the site. Who knows, maybe this year. I believe tours begin in June, so that might make for a fun day trip this summer.

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