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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 06/15/2010

"Blair Witch" town signs to be auctioned

By Washington Post editors

The town of Burkittsville will test the market for “Blair Witch Project” memorabilia by auctioning off a welcome sign like those shown in the 1999 thriller.

Mayor Debby Burgoyne said Tuesday that voters in the western Maryland town of 180 approved selling all four metal signs in an election last week.

One of the signs will likely hit eBay this weekend, with a reserve price of $1,500.

The others also may be auctioned, although Burgoyne says voters expressed interest in having at least two sold locally.

Film studio Artisan Entertainment had the heavy metal signs made after souvenir hunters stole the original wooden ones. That didn't stop the thievery, so the town recently replaced them with versions that don't resemble those seen in the movie.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2010; 10:33 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Frederick Maryland, blair witch, blair witch signs, burkittsville, movie  
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