William Turner’s telling of the story of the Bell Witch has been an October tradition at schools and at the museum for decades and this year will be no different with public events scheduled this week in Elkton and on Halloween night in Hopkinsville.
Turner began telling of the spirit that terrorized the Bell family in Adams, Tennessee to crowds in the 1960’s and he says the story’s popularity hasn’t dwindled.
The crowd is often comprised of some very young people and some who are quite a bit older.
Turner has related the story at the museum around Halloween every year since it opened in the mid 1970’s.
Turner will tell the story Tuesday evening at 6 in the fellowship hall of Petrie Memorial United Methodist Church in Elkton in an event organized by the Todd County Public Library and on Halloween night after downtown trick-or-treating at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville.
Organizers of that event say it will also be an opportunity to see the museum building completely empty as the facility is undergoing renovations.
Both events are free and open to the public.