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10 Scary Facts About The Bell Witch Legend

The Legend of the Bell Witch is an enduring piece of southern folklore, a tale of a sinister wraith who tormented a family of 11 in the woods of northern Tennessee some 200 years ago. The witch, a pox on the Bell family from which she got her name, may still lurk around the small town of Adams, TN, depending on who you ask. Whether she still haunts the small Tennessee town or not, her legacy is a rich one. From spooking future presidents to inspiring major motion pictures, the Bell Witch has a very spooky and influential history - an iconic figure of the American paranormal.

But just who was the Bell Witch? What makes her one of the truly creepiest urban legends from the south? Let's get to know this terror out of Tennessee.