Benjamin Batts(No relation to Kate) had a dispute
with John Bell over the sale of a slave. The dispute was later "tangled," and became the source of a rumor to the
effect that John Bell and Kate Batts had the dispute, and the Bell Witch was created by Kate Batts to get revenge
Just beyond the clump of trees stood the home of Kate and Frederick Batts. Mrs. Batts was believed by many to have been the culprit behind the disturbances known as the "Bell Witch." She was a poor woman, and was often made fun of by others throughout the Red River Settlement. Her improper usage of words, along with her sometimes strange ways, led many to think she was practicing Black Magic or other forms of the occult. This is how the spirit got it's nickname, "Kate."
Created by: Amelia Christy
Record added: Jul 31, 2007
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