There are nine main rumors and facts about the
Tennessee Witch, a poltergeist who haunted the family of John and Lucy Bell from 1817 to 1821. Bell
Here are the details about Rumor #6 of 9:
Rumor: Late in 1993, I learned from a direct descendant of Cate and Frederick Batts, that there was a Middle Tennessee man and woman who courted for 50 years; however, they never dared marry. I believe they both passed on sometime in the 1980’s. One was a direct descendant of John and Lucy Bell and had the last name of
. One was a direct descendant of Joshua Gardner, the man who was the former fiancé of Betsy Bell and had the last name of Bell . Just as Betsy Bell felt forced to break her engagement to Joshua Gardner as she truly believed he would be killed by the poltergeist, this couple feared that they too would suffer injury or death should they actually become husband and wife. Gardner
Fact: I don’t know if this was a true fact or not. It is sad that after nearly 200 years, people in Middle Tennessee are still afraid of the poltergeist who haunted the family of John and Lucy Bell from 1817 to 1821.
For more details, please read my book entitled “The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist” written under my pen name of DJ Lyons.