Episode Eighteen: The One about the Bell Witch (feat. Brandon Barker)

This week, we're joined by guest Brandon Barker to discuss the Bell Witch--a famous entity from Adams, TN, who terrorized the Bell family in the 1800s. The Bell Witch is famous for the ambiguous nature of the legend (is it a ghost, witch, etc?) and for the acts committed against the Bell family, which culminated in the murder of John Bell. To this day, taking anything from the land of the Bell Witch can spell misfortune for your loved ones. Brandon discusses his work in Adams, particularly the history of the legend and how the legend has become tied to a particular place. We also discuss his work with folk illusions, and local variants of the Bloody Mary summoning. 

Eleanor Hasken