It seemed like from day one of their time in the woods, Heather repeatedly got them lost. She insisted that she knew where she was going while Mike and Josh said that Heather got them lost for brief amounts of time. It almost seemed like they more or less stumbled across Coffin Rock and the rock pile cemetary rather then directly finding it. So do you think that Heather really knew where she was going when they got to the woods?
Last Edit: Nov 26, 2010 13:10:11 GMT -6 by jchisholm
It's been brought up before that Mike was under the influence of the Blair Witch when he kicked the map into the creek. However, I don't think there was any influence of the Blair Witch whatsoever when Mike threw the map into the river. He just did it out of frustration. Like he said the map was useless and it really didn't help them. Even with the map Heather couldn't get them out of the woods and still got them lost.
Post by captainspalding on Dec 1, 2010 17:29:51 GMT -6
I'm sure they would have gotten lost with or without the map. I mean if you keep going east and you keep going west and your car is parked in one spot then it is you that are beinng moved. They were out in the dark most of the time not being able to see is going to fool you. So I don think it was a matter of them really being able to do much. Elily was in contoll the whole time they were in the woods.
Heather had a good idea of where these spots were - that's how they made it to each spot to begin with.
Once they got lost, it was on the return trip (they were only lost in trying to find their way back to Josh's car)
None of this was Heather's fault because the woods of that area of the Black Hills are supernaturally shifty either because of Elly or something else.
Mike kicked the map into the creek out of pure frustration and rage at their predicament (since the map wasn't helping them at all) - not because of anything possessing him to do so, but felt bad about having done that later.
''Fleeing the asylum, Eilís returns to the hills of Skibbereen, isolated and hunted. There she is familiar, from the days as a child under the care of the Eremite. In those hills, small piles of rocks are assembled in ceremony of each child she lost, As if to create graves of void maternity.''