“Bell Witch” expert to speak at Delta Heritage Center

“Bell Witch” expert to speak at Delta Heritage Center

BROWNSVILLE TN (October 4, 2018): The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center welcomes Nashville paranormal author and researcher Pat Fitzhugh Friday evening, October 26, for storytelling and book signing. Fitzhugh’s talk will focus on his research and knowledge of Tennessee’s infamous “Bell Witch” legend. There is no charge for the program that will begin at 6 p.m.

“West Tennessee is chock-full of stories and legends of things that go bump in the night,” says Fitzhugh, “even the story of Middle Tennessee’s Bell Witch has West Tennessee connections. I’m looking forward to coming to Brownsville and sharing that and other information about this epic tale of terror on Tennessee’s early frontier.”

The “Bell Witch” was a sinister entity that tormented a Tennessee family between 1817 and 1821, near Adams, Tenn. There are substantiated accounts of the haunting by eyewitnesses, affidavits and manuscripts written by those who experienced it firsthand. Fitzhugh brings all of this together in his books, The Bell Witch Haunting and The Bell Witch: The Full Account.

He took an interest in ghost stories early on, and along the way, he developed a keen interest in the infamous “Bell Witch” legend, which became one of his early research projects. As an adult, Fitzhugh investigates America’s most historic and creepy locations and teaches paranormal and critical thinking classes. He is known for his roles on A&E’s Cursed: The Bell Witch, The Learning Channel’s Night Visitors, Turner South’s Liars & Legends, The Travel Channel’s Most Terrifying Places in America 2, and the 2006 Hollywood motion picture, An American Haunting, starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland.

He is also known for this books about the legend and lore of the American South; including Our Family Trouble (foreword /annotations), Weird U. S. (contributing author), and Ghostly Cries From Dixie. He penned the foreword to Lori Crane’s The Legend of Stuckey’s Bridge, which became an Amazon bestseller.

Fitzhugh has lectured at bookstores, libraries, conventions and universities across the U. S., and done over 200 radio and TV guest appearances during his career. When not writing or sharing his research, Fitzhugh works as a sit-in and session guitarist in Nashville.

A limited supply of books will be available or attendees may pre-purchase through Amazon and bring to be personalized and signed during the event. For more information, call the Center at 731-779-9000 or email [email protected]