I always thought there was a connection. because the Black Hills where formerly populated by native americans. and i heard something about a dark power in the woods that the native americans spoke of. Also native americans respect witches. Plus those formed rocks are similar to indian burial stones. So what do you think?
There was something with those woods before the indians got there. And in Blair Witch Volume One there is an indian to, and the main character thinks about Elly Kedward making a pact with the evil forces in those woods, even though its not canon.
For revenge maybe? There is definitely something more in those woods then Elly Kedward.
Ed Sanchez basically confirmed that the evil in those woods is far older than Elly when I asked him in his Q&A thread. Wood Witch Said seems to be the official continuation to the mythology - but I'm not positive of that yet. It just seems to be in line with ellykedward.com ... Elly was taught as a child Twana customs by the man that saved her, but those nine tribes were of the northwest, Washington area, not of the northeast area of Maryland. But yes, legend goes that the local Indians feared the Black Hills Forest.