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Witch Country: Burkittsville and the Long Shadow of 'The Blair Witch Project'
For the first time on our two-day journey, I felt a pang of real, instinctive panic in my gut. Something bad could happen to us here. We’d hit the middle of a hot Sunday afternoon in September and Joe’s car was parked off of Hernwood Road, which runs through a quiet suburb. We were looking for the remains of a house, the Griggs House, the one seen at the very end of “The Blair Witch Project.” In 1999, moviegoers everywhere watched as a man stood silently facing a corner in the home’s basement while a woman screamed.
Good BBQ Is Not Hard to Find: At Wieland's in Catonsville you're part of a secret sauce and meat club
You wouldn't think much looking at Wieland's simple set up, really just a trailer with a smoker on the side that's mounted in a parking lot a few times a week. But that side-of-the-road stand simplicity is part of what makes eating there such a treat: They offer only a handful of items, and what they do they do well.
At the Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention—the dirtbag comic con this city deserves, and where I got my first tattoo
Look at it this way: If Baltimore Comic Con had an older brother who blasted Slayer and chain smoked in their mom’s car on their way to class, it’d be this tattoo convention.