6. The Bell Witch
Named for the family she is believed to have tormented, this poltergeist was once known as Kate Batts. In the 1800s, Tennessee, she’d had a land dispute with her neighbour, John Bell Sr., and became notorious for her bad behaviour towards him. But things got worse once she died. His children were attacked in their sleep by unseen hands, household objects moved on their own, and a séance revealed it all to be caused by Batts. The story goes that her ghost went on to poison Bell, and at his funeral, her voice could be heard singing a drinking song. Today, her presence is less feared and more a tourist attraction.