“As a Tennessean native, it was a great experience to visit the historical yet infamous Bell Witch cave for the first time.
Along with me were my mother and grandfather. The wind blew a slight breeze but the sunshine and brightness made it more interesting as we were arriving in Adams.
Inside the cave, we discovered an empty burial grave that belonged to a young Native American girl who has been deceased for 300 to 400 years. One night several years back, a woman decided to place her remains inside the cave where she can rest in peace. Unfortunately, a trespasser broke inside the cave and stole her remains which have not been found to this day.
As the tourists were standing near the rock formation, I stood underneath the area where John Bell’s sons got stuck and freed from an unknown force. My mom and grandfather turned in many directions looking for me and I waved my arms across as they stared directly at me. They did not see me so I walked towards them and they jumped by surprise.
We went to the cabin tour and the experience was phenomenal to view how structured the house looked from that time period. It was an experience to never forget. “
The group split into two and drove to various locations in Adams to interview locals about the Bell Witch, her existence and unknown information in regards to the taunted Bell family.
Diana, Joseph and John drove to fancy restaurants and the canoe rental in Adams about the historical significance of the Bell family and how the legend carries out to this day. Meanwhile, Anita, Rae and Arnold visit local motels and speak with guests and employees to find out what they witnessed while staying in Adams for a short amount of time.
They arrive at a hotel called “Presence Among These Halls.” The group of three order a meal of steak, shrimp and pasta. As they are awaiting for their food arrival, they begin interviewing guests about their experiences at the hotel and visit to the Bell Witch cave.
Janet, a guest at the hotel shared “I went inside the cave with my husband and it was a daunting experience. There was a narrow path with a wishing well where visitors dropped change in there and soon we see an empty Indian grave. It was small enough for a child to be buried there but the remains vanished for quite some time. The tourist told us about a rock on the wall that had the shape of a witches face. When I walked back to the empty grave in the cave, my husband came looking for me and couldn’t find me. I hollered and told him that I am standing next to him but he didn’t hear nor see me. It was strange and from that point forward, I did not want to go back. Some strange phenomena blocked out the sound of my voice. An unknown presence, that is.”
Meanwhile at the restaurant “Laid Back,” the other students interviewed an elderly lady named Joan who was born and raised in Adams. She brought up to them that she and her kids went to the cave several years back when they were under different owners. As she was purchasing tickets, her kids vanished without a trace. She panicked and thought they hid behind the house where it once stood. “My kids took off without letting me know. I screamed for minutes until they ran with a petrified expression on their faces. The wind blew the grass so hard and the clouds turned dark we left the grounds immediately. The kids wanted me to drive to the cemetery but I told them no and sped away for good riddance. I will no longer partake in that paranormal phenomena and stay away from that area as much as possible.”
Although I was not allowed to take pictures inside the cabin, I still have an image of my mom and I on the outside, in the front, as well as pictures of the wishing well, located inside the cave. I had a great time and it was worth a site to visit for Fall Break.