Adams, Tennessee: Bell Witch CaveAn Indian grave, a cave, and a lady ghost, all in one attraction. Don't take anything from the cave, or the Bell Witch will make you suffer!
Visitor Tips and News About Bell Witch Cave
The Bell Witch Cave is still going strong. They close every year on Halloween for the season, so I was lucky enough to be there on Halloween. News crews were out covering the caves for Halloween stories. The guides make you sit through an orientation where they show you (what looks like doctored) photos, but small kids buy into the myth. The cave was nothing special except for the supposed Indian grave.[Stefan Bain, 02/04/2006]
The Bell Witch Cave is a very historic place. Native Americans are buried there and the Trail of Tears went through the farm. There is a feminine protective spirit guarding the cave. Visitors who take anything from the cave have very bad luck and return their items posthaste. It also is a nice place to visit for it's natural setting. Wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife are in abundance. Take a chance -- you never know WHAT might grab you about it![MarT3337, 01/29/1998]
In the summer of 1996, my friend Vicki and I decided to find the Bell Witch Cave in Adams, Tennessee. Adams is so tiny we actually got lost trying to find it. We finally found Adams and had to ask for directions to the cave. Since we had both recently read a book about the Bell Witch, we were scared/excited to be visiting the location of all these supernatural events. The teenaged tour guide led us through the cave (there were no other people on the tour -- this made it creepier) and told us the story of the Bell Witch. Although we did not feel any supernatural forces, the cave is rather creepy.
I was disappointed that we could not see what is left of the old Bell family house. We were told that the overgrowth of woods is filled with snakes during the summer.[Thomas DeClue, 09/12/1997]