In 1994 (so the story goes), students Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard attempted to make a documentary about the infamous Blair Witch. Details provided by Burkittsville townspeople are slight, but legend has it that a group of witches killed several children years back, and their spirits still haunt the area. During the course of filming, the filmmakers become lost in the deep woods and are never seen again, though their footage and equipment turn up a year later.
Over a decade after the release of 'The Blair Witch Project,' the fear and intrigue that the film initially created seems almost silly. However, those who saw the movie before it got overhyped remember how real it felt, even though they knew the story couldn't be true ... Or could it? Those lingering feelings are what have driven thousands of amateur ghost-hunters and horror cinemaphiles to swarm this quiet town of only 200 people.
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