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The Bell Witch Web Site is dedicated to preserving and
celebrating the legend of Tennessees infamous Bell Witch by presenting
useful and well-researched information pertaining to the John Bell family and their
visitor. The sites owner
feels that disinformation regarding the legend is abundant, and that you, the reader, deserve
a historically-accurate account of this
fascinating legend, absent the elements of myth, assumption, and hocus
pocus. You are not being asked to
believe anything, but only to review the information and draw your own
The Bell Witch Web Site is owned and maintained
Fitzhugh, whose extensive research of the "Bell Witch" phenomenon
covers three decades and has led him
to countless public, church, military, and family records in five different states,
as well as interviews with descendants, parapsychologists, and other experts around the world.
research has uncovered many little-known facts about the people, places, and events that
comprise this epic tale of terror on Tennessee's early frontier.
His interviews and written works on the "Bell Witch" have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines around the
world, and he frequently lectures at conferences, seminars,
and other events.
Pat Fitzhugh has written two books about the "Bell Witch" legend: The Bell
Witch Haunting and The Bell
Witch: The Full Account.
He also released a
multimedia compilation of Bell Witch information, entitled "The Bell Witch
Complete." He has been a contributing author of several publications, including "Weird US," from Barnes and Noble Press.
He is interviewed on the DVD of the Hollywood motion picture, "An
American Haunting," starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. He has also appeared in productions aired by Fox
Entertainment, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, Turner Broadcasting, and The Travel Channel, to
name a few.
Pat Fitzhugh resides in middle Tennessee.
mother, a sixth-generation Robertson Countian,
was related to the John Bell family by marriage, several generations back. He
has held elected public office and has been a
member of the Robertson County Historical Society, Toastmasters International, and
many other organizations. In his limited spare time, he enjoys road
trips, photography, and fishing. He is
also an accomplished guitarist and session musician, specializing in rock and
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