A&E to premiere “Cursed: The Bell Witch” series later this month

A&E Network has a announced a new original series following the personal journey of John Ceallach, a direct descendant of the Bell Witch curse; one of the oldest and most legendary ghost stories in America. Ceallach believes that this curse has befallen several generations of his family and he is on the hunt to reverse it before it reaches his only son. “Cursed: The Bell Witch” premieres Monday, October 26 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.

Legend has it that in the early 1800s, a Tennessee landowner named John Bell had a child out of wedlock with a local witch named Kate Batts. To cover his tracks, it is believed he murdered her and in turn she cursed his family bloodline from her grave; the first-born male of each generation would either be driven insane or suffer a mysterious, untimely death. Since then, five Bell men are reported to have suffered this fate and today, John Ceallach, a direct descendent of John Bell, finds that his 14-year-old son could be next in line.

Ceallach and his best friend Chad Higgenbotham, both armed with expert military experience, will embark on a haunted investigation as they enlist the help of psychics, shamans, paranormal investigators and demonologists to get to the bottom of the curse that has plagued John’s family for generations. In the end, they hope to find the origin of the curse and the closure needed for this long-standing spell to be broken.

“Cursed: The Bell Witch” is produced for A&E Network by Sirens Media. Executive producers for Sirens Media are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton, Lucilla D’Agostino and Phil Davis. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Brad Abramson and Laurie Sharpe.