The Blair Witch Project (1999)
- Josh and Mike are curiously walking further ahead of Heather as if they know where they're going, even though the trip and the shooting schedule is her idea.
- Josh and Mike are complaining that the areas look different. Though, Heather states that it's due to the distances between the different locations. This may subtly show that the guys are already trying to find a way to throw Heather off.
- The discussion they had about the noises at night reveals that Heather is the only one who mainly hears the noises. As seen online as part of the viral marketing for the film, in her diary, Heather writes that she would hear the noises at night while Josh and Mike are asleep. At several points, she writes that she doesn't believe that they're asleep. In the film, Josh's demeanor during their discussion when he talks about the noises is peculiar due to him being so calm and nonchalant. Mike insinuates that he hasn't heard anything. However, since Mike is the sound engineer, it's suggested that he may be most likely behind the noises.
- In Heather's diary, she notes that whenever the group is asleep, bad things happen yet the guys don't seem to react.
- While they're walking and still discussing the noises at night, Mike says that the locals of Burkittsville are messing with their heads to which Heather responds that nobody knows that they're out there in the woods. He then asks her that had she seen the movie, Deliverance (1972), of which he's insinuating in their own situation, the locals are purposefully harassing them at night while they're asleep and may have the intent to do future harm to them. If this is the case, this shows that perhaps Heather herself actually doesn't really know that someone does know that they're out there in the woods. However, it's most likely not one of the locals that's also in the woods with the group. Instead, it may be an accomplice or accomplices of Josh and Mike's, whom we never see on-camera, that are helping to keep the illusion of scary happenings going on in order to frighten Heather into complete vulnerability and to especially help pull off the murder plot. Plus, the fact that Mike has mentioned Deliverance (1972), and knowing what happens to the main characters in that movie may also be somewhat subtly alluding to the future harm and fate of Heather.
- The famous scene of Heather, Josh, and Mike arguing over their misplaced map suggests that Josh had been lying to Heather about giving her back the map. He kept asking her for the map the day before which would most likely leave him as the last person to have it. She states that she had given him the map and had not gotten it back.
- Josh and Mike behaving bizarrely by joking around during such a tense situation which troubles Heather.
- During the bizarre moment, Mike reveals that he kicked the map into the creek which implies that Josh had given him the map without Heather knowing, thus further proving that he lied to her about giving her back the map.
- Heather would always keep the map in her back pocket. In order for any of the guys to steal the map without her knowing, Heather would have to be asleep. Heather herself stated that she sleeps like a rock which would give the guys the opportunity to take the map if she had it in her possession. However, Josh was the one who had it after she had given it to him and he gave it to Mike specifically to get rid of it.
- After the loss of the map, Heather decides to use the compass. Mike has the compass and gives it to her, to which Josh demands it away from her. This would be much harder for her to navigate the woods without the map or compass and can increase the chances of getting lost.
- Though the tent shaking was implied to be the Blair Witch scaring the group which caused them to run out of the tent, it's possible that an unseen accomplice or accomplices of Josh and Mike's had shaken the tent. Plus, perhaps the possible unseen accomplice(s) was given instructions by Josh and Mike beforehand to throw their clothes around in order to help boost Heather's fears since both of them were with Heather when they came back to the tent the next morning and found the scattered clothing.
- Afterward, Josh began taunting Heather by hurling insults at her and used her camera to film her in order to humiliate her. He even seemed to take pleasure in reducing her to tears.
- Josh disappearing from the tent is unbelievable. He couldn't have disappeared without alerting anyone in the tent. Even though Heather is a deep sleeper, Mike would've at least immediately known that Josh was gone. Perhaps, Mike knew that Josh was going to purposefully leave as part of their plan.
- The hair, teeth, tongue, and blood in the bundle of sticks may or may not be Josh's if he's behind the ruse. There's no way of actually knowing for sure without DNA testing.
- When Heather and Mike are running from the noises and she (offscreen) looks up to see something standing on the hill and says what is that, it could be suggested that the creature or person who scared Heather was Josh or an accomplice of Josh and Mike's.
- Once Heather and Mike seemingly lose the Blair Witch, they come across an abandoned, dilapidated house in the middle of the forest. It's suggested that the house belongs to Rustin Parr, even though the house had long since burned down in the 1940s. Some have speculated that Heather and Mike had unwittingly stepped into a time warp. Though, that would prove inconceivable since archaeologist students would later end up getting to this location in the forest and return home safely after finding Heather, Josh, and Mike's footage and belongings in the remnants of the house in 1996. By then, the house was burned down and nature had taken over. Chances are, this house is not the Parr house but is a completely different house that's similar in appearance and construction. It's not unusual for more than one house to be constructed in a similar manner within the same area. (See below for more of an explanation.)
- Mike suddenly running into the house and seems to know his way around the house in the dark is too coincidental. It's extremely questionable and suspicious that he would seemingly know the layout of the house unless he's been there before.
- When Mike exclaims that he's going upstairs, this would come across as very odd because Heather was right behind him. When he makes it to the second floor, he waits on her. Though it was dark, Mike and Heather were each able to have a light on their cameras for them to see in the dark. There would be no reason for him to speak loudly to her if she's right with him unless he's secretly signaling to someone else in the house.
- When they're on the second floor, Mike abruptly changes his mind and decides that the noises are coming from the basement. He shouts that he can hear Josh downstairs as he goes down the stairs and not waiting for Heather to catch up this time. Again, Mike shouting is him signaling to someone else in the house.
- Mike supposedly mistaking Josh's sounds coming from the basement to the second floor is baffling because there's a difference in the vicinity of noises.
- When Mike makes it to the basement, he presumably gets attacked by the Blair Witch and is made to stand in the corner when Heather finally shows up. However, if this was all part of Josh and Mike's plan and there was no Witch that attacked Mike, that would mean that he dropped his camera on purpose and simulated that he was attacked by the Witch. There would be no way that he would be able to stand in the corner with no assistance if he was attacked to the point where he was knocked unconsciously to the ground or possibly killed. It's even somewhat implied by director Eduardo Sánchez on a Reddit Q & A that Mike was able to turn around toward Heather all this time.
- When Heather sees Mike standing in the corner and screams, the way her camera violently shakes seems to suggest that she's being viciously attacked. It seems that the attack was so violent, Heather dropped her camera.
- If you listen closely, when Heather's screams abruptly stop, it sounds as if something or someone had covered her mouth as the footage goes black.
- Concerning the house itself, judging by the state of the property by the time the archaeologist students had found it two years after the events, it was burned to the ground at some point. The reason that it seemed as if it was Rustin Parr's house was due to his house also being burned, even though that may not be the case. If it's a different house, the house was ultimately burned down specifically to cover up any traces of murder. In order to get rid of any evidence and to cover their tracks, Josh, Mike, and their accomplice(s) had to torch the house to the ground. Over time, due to nature and the elements, much of remnants of the house had been destroyed before the archaeologist students had showed up. Also, (as mentioned above), since there were no reports of any strange activity when the trio's footage and belongings were found which was followed by the police investigation, that would mean that the archaeologist students weren't harassed by a Blair Witch nor any supernatural entities within the forest.