With its admittedly odd title, this section hearkens back to a series of topics I created on the Silent Hill 2 GameFAQs message board in 2002 to list and discuss a series of mildly interesting pieces of trivia or cool little visual or auditory findings throughout the game.
As a 13-year-old at the time, the best title I could think of was "Cool and Scary things in Silent Hill 2," and the sentimental side of me while writing and continuing to edit this FAQ over the years has decided to keep that funny title to carry on the tradition that started in those topics, keeping the legacy of "CAST" (its short form) alive.
The listing and discussion of these CAST continued over a total of 1500 posts spread across three full topics. This section serves as a summary of all my findings and others contributed by various users, plus anything else I've noted since then. While the large majority are of my own observations, several findings are from other users who posted and are too frequent to name, and also lost in the topics that are now gone from the boards but remain in spirit only here. So thank you to everyone who participated in those topics, which amounted to some of my best memories spent on those boards.
So with that out of the way, the following section serves as long list of trivia with interesting little tidbits you can find, see, read or hear while playing the game. Some of them are more horror-related, including locating some hidden scares or other creepy findings, while many are funny and others are just fairly interesting.
Note: * denotes a sound that can be heard a lot more clearly with headphones, a surround sound system, or perhaps just louder volume.