John Bell's friends soon learned that the strange force in the house had an eerie intelligence.
She stayed around, threatening Betsy Bell to not marry the man that she truly loved, Joshua Gardner.
Thanks to local legend and lore, many people have come to believe that when the spirit of the witch departed from the torment of the Bell family, she went into this cave.
Others (myself included) believe that the cave marks the entrance to a doorway through which Kate came into the world, departed, and perhaps even returns today. But I can tell you that with the large number of bizarre incidents reported in and around the cave in modern times, notions of the witch returning may not be as odd as you might think.
John Bell soon followed suit and Kate screamed in triumph.
She even made her presence known at his funeral, laughing, cursing and singing as the poor man was buried.
The haunting involved spectral creatures, disembodied voices, unbelievable violence and even resulted in the death of John Bell --- all at the hands of the infamous Bell Witch.