Brian Dunning

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive.


Skeptoid #118: Demystifying the Bell Witch

September 9th, 2008

Episode 130 of 573 episodes

The Bell Witch is said to have tormented the Bell family of Tennessee in the early 1800's, and even to have murdered the father and beaten US President Andrew Jackson in a challenge. In this episode we follow the process of responsibly investigating these claims to see what (most likely) really happened.