Doomed from the Start

[Edited] Everyone in Tennessee has heard about the Curse of the Bell Witch. 

This story is part the early settlement history of Middle Tennessee and is the most famous, local legend. The epicenter of the curse is John Bell’s Farm located along the Red River in Adams, Tennessee.

I recently watched a new show on A&E called, Cursed: The Bell Witch.  The show is pure docu-tainment, part documentary and part entertainment. 

The star of the show is John Ceallach, a direct descendent of John Bell.   John has a military and law enforcement background, and he digs into the history of his family with the skills of a seasoned detective.

This makes the show intriguing.

For more than 200 years, multiple generations of John’s family have suffered untimely deaths.  Most of tragedies involved first born sons.  His family blames it on the curse. 

This history weighs heavy on John’s heart.  He sincerely wants to put it to bed at any cost in order to protect his son from facing a similar tragedy. 

Many motives and suspects have been identified as possible causes of the original events.  His investigation has eliminated all of these, except one. 

John Bell built his home on sacred, Indian burial grounds.  

These mounds and burial grounds are found all over Middle Tennessee, especially along the many rivers that flow through this area. 

Whether you believe the legend or not, I do not want to live on anyone’s cemetery.

The state of Tennessee requires you to disclose if a cemetery is located on the property for sale, and the state does not differentiate between modern and ancient graves. 

The current disclosure law states there is NO requirement to disclose an act which had no effect on the physical structure of the property (Like a Felony or Homicide), therefore some people may interpret this the wrong way.

Now that’s scary!

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To avoid being doomed from the start, hit reply and let us know what you want in your next home. 

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#1 By John Ceallach at 7/17/2017 6:30 AM

Very interesting take on that. Enjoyed the article and how it circled around to disclosure part.

#2 By Steve Jolly at 7/17/2017 6:30 AM

Thank you John for taking the time to read the story and comment on it. I hope that you were able to find closure through your work and on the show. Take care!

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