Rustin Parr, who kidnapped seven children and brought them to his house in the forests, where he tortured them to death. Parr brought the children into his home basement two at a time. He felt that their eyes were staring into his soul when he was being watched, so he would kill one child while the other faced a corner, forced to listen to their companion's screams. He would then kill the corner child. Parr eventually turned himself in to the police, later pleading insanity, saying that the spirit of a witch hanged from a tree in the 18th century had been terrorizing him for some time and convinced him to kill the seven children by promising to leave him alone if he did. Mary Brown, an eccentric older women who claims she had an encounter with the Blair Witch as a young girl. In 1994, three film students Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard set out to produce a documentary about the fabled Blair Witch. They travel to Burkittsville, Maryland,

The second day, the students begin to explore the woods in north Burkittsville to look for evidence of the Blair Witch. Along the way, a fisherman warns them that the woods are haunted. The students hike to Coffin Rock, where five men were found ritualistically murdered in the 19th century, and then camp for the night. The next day they move deeper into the woods, despite being uncertain of their exact location on the map. They eventually locate what appears to be an old cemetery with seven small cairns. They set up camp nearby and then return to the cemetery after dark. Josh accidentally disturbs a cairn, and Heather hastily repairs it. Later, they hear strange cracking sounds in the darkness; they cannot locate the source and assume it was animals or locals following them.

The following day they attempt to return to their vehicle; they fail to find it before darkness falls and are forced to set camp. That night, they again hear cracking noises, but cannot see anything. The next morning they find three cairns have been built around their tent during the night. As they continue to try and find their way out of the woods, Heather realizes that her map is missing, and Mike later reveals that he kicked it into a creek out of frustration the previous day. Josh and Heather attack Mike out of a fit of intense rage. They then realize they are now hopelessly lost, and decide to simply head south. Soon, they discover a multitude of humanoid stick figures suspended from trees. That night, they hear more strange noises, including the sounds of children, an unknown force shakes the tent. They flee their tent in panic and hide in the dark woods until dawn. Upon returning to their tent, they find that their possessions have been rifled through, and Josh's equipment is covered with slime, causing them to question why only his belongings were affected. As the day wears on, they pass a log over a stream that was identical to the one they had passed earlier, despite having traveled directly south all day, and again set camp completely demoralized at having wasted the entire day after appearing to have traveled in circles.

The next morning, Josh has disappeared. After trying in vain to find him, Mike and Heather eventually break camp and slowly move on. That night, they hear Josh's screams of pain in the darkness, but are not able to find him. The next morning, Heather finds a bundle of sticks and fabric outside their tent. Later inspection reveals it to contain blood-soaked scraps of Josh's shirt, teeth and hair, but she does not mention this to Mike.

That night, Heather records a confessional of herself apologizing to the cast of her project and her family and breaks down crying while she says, "we're gonna die out here...". Later, they hear Josh's agonized cries for help again, but this time they follow them to an abandoned house in the woods. Mike races upstairs, following the voice, while Heather tries to follow. Mike then claims he hears Josh in the basement. He follows the sound and after what seems to be a struggle, goes silent and drops his camera to the floor. Heather frantically goes down to the basement still screaming for Mike but gets no answer. She then enters the basement looking for both men, and her camera sees a glimpse of Mike facing the corner. Ear splitting screams are heard from Heather as she drops her camera. There is only silence while the footage ends.

Filming began in October 1997 and went for eight days. Most of the movie was filmed in tiny Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, Maryland, although a few scenes were filmed in the real town of Burkittsville.Some of the townspeople interviewed in the film were not actors, and some were planted actors, unknown to the main cast. Donahue had never operated a camera before, and spent two days in a "crash course", but her newness with camera control may have influenced the film's shakiness. Donahue said she modeled her character after a director she once worked with, citing the character's self assuredness when everything went as planned, and confusion during crisis. a group of people from a college found the footage under the foundation of a 100 year old cabin.would you go and see if the legend is true or not for your self.