The Bell Witchcraft In America

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Probably the most famous witchcraft tale in America, the Bell Witch is said to have plagued John Bell and his family from 1817 to 1821. The phenomena that occurred did include spirits and images. But the main happenings were activity of a particularly violent nature, especially aimed at John Bell's daughter, Elizabeth, who was kicked, punched and bruised very often. The main spirit identified itself as "witch" Kate Betts, a neighbor with whom John Bell had agruments with about some slaves. People all over the county witnessed the ghost Kate, and even General Andrew Jackson had a personal experience with her. In the end, she claimed to cause John Bell's death from a mysterious illness. The witch hung around and tormented Betsy Bell even

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