The story of Bell Witch is set to bring back Science on Tap to Strawberry Alley

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The story of Bell Witch is set to bring back Science on Tap to Strawberry Alley

September 29, 2021 10:24 am

Meagan Mann will share her research on the famous Bell Witch. Her research examines the case using the lens of chemistry. Her theory includes a healthy dose of mystery and science.

The Bell Witch legend centers on the haunting of Robertson County farmer John Bell Sr. and his family from 1817 to 1821. Mann’s research shows that the haunting can be explained by science, specifically that Bell was the victim of arsenic poisoning.

“I’m hoping that people can see this old and magical case through new and scientific eyes,” she said.

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  • CLARKSVILLE, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Science on Tap will return to Upstairs at Strawberry Alley Ale Works on Tuesday, Oct. 5, with a discussion of a story that has captured the region’s imagination for 200 years.

Science on Tap meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month, bringing together two great things: science and local brews. Join experts from Austin Peay’s science department to learn about exciting discoveries and quirky research.