Blair Witch

Michael on first day of shooting in Burkittsville cemetery.

Michael C. Williams, as known as Mike Williams or just as Mike (November 9, 1970 – c. October 28th, 1994) was a part-time student at Montgomery College who disappeared while filming on the Blair Witch with Joshua Leonard and his friend Heather Donahue.



Michael Williams was born on November 9, 1970 to Louis & Lorraine Williams in a hospital in Washington D.C.

Michael was very close with his older brother Tom.

As a kid, he liked to break the family's Golden Rule of no cursing in the house, in order to push the limits.

Mike was a student at Montgomery College and became friends with Joshua Leonard, with whom he often went out drinking.

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

The Blair Witch Project[]

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Mike posing with his DAT the first day of the shoot

Michael on first day of shooting.

Michael enjoyed doing sound, so when his friend Josh asked him to help out on Heather Donahue's Blair Witch Project he accepted.

Mike, Josh and Heather headed into the Black Hills Forest to visit some of the locations associated with the legend, but none of them ever returned. After ten days and thousands of man-hours of searching, the only piece of evidence found was Josh's car.

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Michael's last moments on film.

The footage of the students' was found a year later. In his last known moments, Mike was searching through an old house for Josh, who was missing the day before. He thought he heard Josh in the basement, and when he went to check, his camera started to shake as if he were in a fight and it fell to the ground. Through Heather's camera, her footage found Mike facing a corner in the basement before her camera fell. Mike's last moments seem to be reminiscent of what Rustin Parr did to the Burkittsville Seven.

People Mike Knows[]

  • Louis Williams (Father)
  • Lorraine Williams (Mother)
  • Tom Williams (Brother)
  • Trish Williams (Sister)
  • Jennifer Minor (Girlfriend)
  • Phil (Friend)
  • some Friends
  • Josh Leonard (Friend,film crew mate)
  • Heather Donahue (film crew mate)



  • Michael is the oldest of the 3.