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Fitzhugh, whose extensive research of the case
spans four decades and has led him
to public, church, military, and family records in five different states,
as well as interviews with descendants, parapsychologists, and other experts
from around the world.
research has uncovered many little-known facts about the people, places, and events that
comprise this epic Tennessee legend. His interviews and written works on
this and other historic hauntings and mysteries
have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines around the
world, and he frequently lectures at conferences, book
and other events.
Pat Fitzhugh has written two books about the Bell Witch legend: The Bell
Witch Haunting and The Bell
Witch: The Full Account.
movies took the name of his first book. His second book, "The Bell Witch:
The Full Account," introduced over 50 previously unpublished facts about the
case, making it the first major publication about the subject since Ingram.
It also debunked several popular myths and misconceptions, and provided
extensive bibliographical footnotes and discussion notes, effectively
raising the bar for modern Bell Witch
research. Most Bell Witch books and articles published after "The Full
Account" have made extensive use of the information it introduced, and mostly without attribution.
a role in 2015's A&E's TV series, "Cursed! The Bell Witch," where
he acted as an advisor to the sleuths who were investigating the case.
He has also been a contributing author of several publications, including
"Weird US," from Barnes and Noble Press. He
wrote the foreword to Lori Crane's Amazon bestseller, "The Legend of
Stuckey's Bridge," and is interviewed on the Hollywood motion picture
American Haunting," starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland. His
other credits include appearing in productions aired by Fox
Entertainment, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, Discovery,
Turner Broadcasting, and The Travel Channel.
His latest appearance was in Small Town Monsters' 2020 documentary movie
entitled, "The Mark of the Bell
Also in 2020, as a musician, he collaborated with award-winning songwriter
Mike Richards to pen "The
Bell Witch - Let the Game Begin," which released to all retailers on
October 1st. Soon thereafter, the song debuted at #7 on the Blues and Roots
Radio charts, peaking at #3 in early December.
Pat Fitzhugh resides in middle Tennessee. He
held elected public office from 1990-1992, and has
in the past been a
member of the Robertson County Historical Society, Toastmasters International, and
Sertoma. He is currently involved with the Nashville Blues
and Roots Music Alliance, and serves on the Board of Directors of a
non-profit historic preservation group. In his limited spare time, he enjoys road
trips, photography, and fishing. He is
also an accomplished guitarist and session musician, specializing in rock and