Three college students go away for a weekend to make a documentary about the myth of the Blair Witch which has haunted some woods in Birkettsville and supposedly killed children many years ago. They interview Birkettsville residents and collect different accounts of the Blair Witch. Eventually they go into the woods themselves armed with a map, a tent and a couple of camcorders, (all the action is filmed on camcorder). After spending a night in the woods, the next day they all report hearing strange things during the previous night but put it down to animals etc. As the day progresses they find strange objects hanging in the trees, and weird rock formations.They eventually lose the map and are lost so set up camp again. Eventually after many strange, unnerving goings on, one of the three disappears. Eventually after scaring themselves shitless they come across a house which appears to be derelict, on going inside looking for the lost group member, they discover childrens hand prints all over. After realising they are not alone they get killed and the footage of their weekend is found a year later (which is the film you have just watched or about to watch)
Heather Donahue: I just want to apologize to Josh's mom, and Mike's mom, and my mom. I am so sorry! Because it was my fault. I was the one who brought them here. I was the one that said "keep going south." I was the one who said that we were not lost. It was my fault, because it was my project. I am so scared! I don't know what's out there. We are going to die out here! I am so scared!