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January, 2017 -- Ingram Fabrication (Hoax) Theory Finally Debunked

In recent years, many have come to believe that Martin Ingram "made up" the legend of the Bell Witch, because no written mention of the legend was ever made prior to his 1894 book. Information that has recently come to light disproves this popular theory; the Bell Witch legend was alive and well long before Ingram penned his account. For more information, including pictures and links to evidence, click here.


September, 2015 -- A&E Series "Cursed: The Bell Witch" premiers October 26th @ 10 Eastern / 9 Central

Going forward, it will air on Monday nights and in the same time slot (Prime Time!) The new reality series will feature experts and others close to the legend, and promises to shed new light on one of America's most terrifying legends--The Bell Witch. The cast includes family descendants, paranormal experts, Bell Witch author/researcher Pat Fitzhugh, and others. Filming took place in multiple locations over the spring and summer of 2015.


July, 2013 -- Signed and Personalized Paperbacks Available Once Again

For the first time in two years, signed and personalized copies of "The Bell Witch: The Full Account" and "Ghostly Cries From Dixie" are being made available.

For more information, and to order your signed and personalized copies today, please click here.


March, 2013 -- New Bell Witch Book (eBook/Paperback) Due in Fall 2013 - Thirteenth Anniversary Edition

To celebrate the book's thirteenth anniversary, The Bell Witch: The Full Account will be offered as an eBook for the Kindle, Nook, and iReader, beginning October 13th. But that's not all.

In addition to being offered as an eBook, the thirteenth anniversary edition will feature a major update--developments over the past 13 years--and a full rewrite of the original text. When asked about his reason for rewriting the book, author Pat Fitzhugh stated, "I am loyal to my readers, and I want to give them my best--my very best. My writing has developed and improved over the past thirteen years, and I want my readers to enjoy those improvements. Also, a rewrite allows me to flow the book into a newer, more prolific genre."

The Bell Witch: The Full Account, which reveals many previously unknown facts surrounding the infamous case, raised the bar for Bell Witch research and caused two previously published Bell Witch books to be rewritten after its publication. And, nearly every Bell Witch book, video, and article produced since "The Full Account" has drawn extensively from its research notes and appendices, sans attribution. Over its life, "The Full Account" has attracted two motion picture options and has twice appeared on the State of Tennessee's Suggested Teen Summer Reading List.

"Several theories have been put forth in recent years, and they need addressing," says author Pat Fitzhugh. "I've also learned more about the real people involved with the legend, especially one individual," Fitzhugh notes. "Their keen observations were hastily dismissed nearly 200 years ago, but when those observations are added what to we've learned over the past couple decades, we unmistakably identify a culprit with a genuine, provable motive; closure is likely on the horizon."

The Bell Witch rewrite and eBook conversion will be Fitzhugh's main focus over the coming months. The sequel to Ghostly Cries From Dixie is still planned, but its release could fall in early 2014. From Turkey Creek - A Memoir, Fitzhugh's childhood memoir, is now in final edit and should released in time for the holidays.

To keep up with the Bell Witch eBook project's progress and other news pertaining to The Bell Witch: The Full Account, please join the book's official fan page on Facebook.


October, 2010 -- Books Now On Facebook

"The Bell Witch: The Full Account" and "Ghostly Cries From Dixie" now have Facebook pages where you can learn about the interesting histories behind them.  Also, Pat Fitzhugh now has an author page where readers can keep up with book releases, excerpts, signings, and other events.  The new pages are linked, below.

The Bell Witch: The Full Account    Ghostly Cries From Dixie    Pat Fitzhugh


October, 2010 -- "Spirit" Play to be Held in Adams

Community Spirit, Inc. is once again presenting, "Spirit-The Authentic Story of the Bell Witch," at the Bell School pavilion in Adams, TN.  In its eighth season, the production features many local actors--including Bell family descendants.  For show dates, times, and driving directions, visit the production's web site.


Ghostly Cries From Dixie will release in October of 2009

October 9, 2009 marks the release of Pat Fitzhugh's long-awaited book, Ghostly Cries From Dixie.  The book, which contains photographs, an appendix, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index, is a collection of ghostly and unusual tales from the American south.  Get more information and order your signed copy by clicking here.


Bell Witch Play in Middle TN -- October 2008

Tennessee Theater Company, the same people who brought us the movie, "The Bell Witch Haunting," are putting on a Bell Witch play this year entitled, "The Bell Witch Story."  Productions will be in Nashville, Lebanon and Murfreesboro.  The play, which lasts approximately two hours,  is based on early accounts of the Bell Witch my M.V. Ingram and Charles Bailey Bell.

Bell Witch author and historian Pat Fitzhugh will be on hand Friday nights to do the opening announcements and sign copies of his book, "The Bell Witch: The Full Account."

Schedule of Performances

*  TN State Fairgrounds (Orange Building on Hill) - Nashville, TN  -- October 9-11, 16-18

*  Wilson Co. Fairgrounds (Ward Ag. Center) - Lebanon, TN October 23-25

*  Patterson Place Theatre - Murfreesboro, TN October 29-31

For more information and special ticket pricing, please visit their web site.
  For more Bell Witch-related book signings and lecture events this season, please view our events page.


New Documentary Searches for the Truth

NASHVILLE, TN -- "Bell Witch: An American Haunting (In Search of the Truth)," produced by Nashville's Willing Hearts Productions, will debut soon.  Filmed on location in Tennessee and Mississippi, the documentary searches for answers to the most common questions and myths surrounding the popular legend.  In what promises to be the most informative Bell Witch documentary yet, noted researchers, John Bell descendants, and others come together to explain the details of this fascinating yet terrifying tale of terror on Tennessee's early frontier.  To keep abreast of the project, please visit their web site and join their mailing list.

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