This Haunted Tennessee Witch Cave is a Short Drive From the Tri-State
The Bell Witch cave is said to be one of the most haunted places in America, and it's only a short drive from the Tri-State.
The Bell Witch Cave is located outside of Clarskville Tennessee. It's about an hour and 50 minutes to drive there from the Tri-State, and it's definitely worth the short road trip. The Bell Witch cave is available for tours, where you can go and see the haunted hot spot for yourself.
According to the legend of the Bell Witch, the Bell Witch tormented a farmer, John Bell, and his family for years at their Tennessee home.
Some members of the family began seeing strange looking animals around the property. Then late at night they started hearing knocking sounds on the doors and outer walls of the house. Later sounds were being heard in the house. Sounds of a rat gnawing on the bed post, chains being drug through the house, stones being dropped on the wooden floors, then gulping and choking sounds.
The family was terrified but kept the problem to themselves for over a year. When things became intolerable John confided in a neighbor, James Johnson. He invited Mr and Mrs Johnson to spend the night. After several nights of witnessing these strange things, Mr. Johnson suggested that more people should be told. And a committee was formed and an investigation started.
It was not long before people were coming from miles around to hear and witness this unseen force that was terrorizing the Bell home. Before long this unseen force had gained enough strength that it now had a voice. When asked who and what it was, it gave different identities. It once stated that it was the witch of a neighbor woman named Kate Batts. This is what many people believed, and from then on, this unseen force was called "Kate" the "Bell's Witch".
The legend has it that she took responsibility for John Bell's death, and tortured the family so much that his daughter called off her engagement. She clearly doesn't take too kindly to humans. Which makes visiting the Bell Witch Cave extra scary. So would you be brave enough to tour the infamous Bell Witch Cave? Even the guys of Ghost Adventures braved the Bell Witch Cave, and they had quite the scary experience.
Tours last about an hour and are $12/person to tour the Bell Witch Cave. You can also take a tour of the Bell Cabin, which is a replica of the Bell family's 1800's home. That tour is an additional $8. For their seasonal information, and hours of operation, you can check out BellWitchCave.com. I know I'd love to check it out once weather warms up!
Below is a video one YouTuber took when they checked out the cave. I'm sure photos just do not do this place justice!