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The Bell Witch

(1997)
An American Haunting : Being the Eye Witness Account of Richard Powell Concerning the Bell Witch Haunting of Robertson County, Tennessee
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Known throughout Tennessee as "Old Kate," the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping and gnawing sounds before it found its voices.

With these voices and its supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family. This extraordinary book recounts the only documented case in U.S. history when a spirit actually caused a man's death.

The local schoolteacher, Richard Powell, witnessed the strange events and recorded them for his daughter. His astonishing manuscript fell into the hands of novelist Brent Monahan, who has prepared the book for publication. Members of the Bell family have previously provided information on this fascinating case, but this book recounts the tale with novelistic vigor and verve. It is truly chilling.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

February 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bell Witch: An American Haunting : Being the Eye Witness Account of Richard Powell Concerning the Bell Witch Haunting of Robertson County, Tennessee, 1817-1821
Author(s): Richard Powell, Brent Monahan
ISBN: 0-312-15061-X / 978-0-312-15061-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: An American Haunting
Author(s): Brent Monahan
ISBN: 0-312-36353-2 / 978-0-312-36353-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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May 2006 : Paperback
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Title: An American Haunting: The Bell Witch
Author(s): Brent Monahan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: An American Haunting: The Bell Witch
Author(s): Brent Monahan
ISBN: 0-641-95652-5 / 978-0-641-95652-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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June 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bell Witch
Author(s): Brent Monahan
ISBN: 0-312-26292-2 / 978-0-312-26292-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Griffin
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bell Witch by Brent Monahan from Books In Motion.com
Author(s): Brent Monahan
ISBN: 1-58116-698-2 / 978-1-58116-698-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
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April 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
Author(s): Brent Monahan
Publisher: Books in Motion
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
Author(s): Brent Monahan
Publisher: Books in Motion
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bell Witch: An American Haunting
Author(s): Brent Monahan
Publisher: Books in Motion
Availability: Amazon UK