Bell Witch Cave
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Bell Witch Cave
|Location||430 Keysburg Rd., Adams, Tennessee|
|Area||2.4 acres (0.97 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||08000237|
|Added to NRHP||March 21, 2008|
The Bell Witch Cave is a karst cave located in Adams, Tennessee near where the Bell Farm once stood. The cave is approximately 490 feet (150 m) long. The cave is privately owned, and tours are given during the summer months and in October.
This cave has been associated with the Bell Witch, a period during which the Bell Family was allegedly haunted by the Bell Witch. The cave is located on property once owned by the Bell family. Many believe that when the witch departed, she fled to the sanctuary of this cave.
In the particular legend in which the cave is featured, young Betsy Bell and some of her friends had gone to explore the cave. While they were there, one of the boys crawled into a hole and became stuck. A voice cried out, "I'll get him out!". The boy felt hands grasping his feet, and he was pulled out of the hole. The Bell Witch (still invisible), then gave the young explorers a lecture on reckless cave exploring.
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- "The Bell Witch". Ghosts of the Prairie. Archived from the original on 9 January 2006. Retrieved January 12, 2006. - Information about the Bell Witch story and the cave.
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