Memos

Table of Contents

Main Scenario

Memos
Swamp Monument
Memo next to corpse #1
Memo next to corpse #2
Memo next to corpse #3
Memo next to corpse #4
Memo next to corpse #5
Memo next to corpse #6
Newspaper from shop window
Map found on bar
Wall scratches
"Three different sizes, time on the run."
"Three needles stand of three different heights."
Article about murder incident
Sightseeing brochure
Wallet in toilet bowl
"Dear Tim"
"To the right is the lady."
"Three bright coins in five holes be"
"First lies the seat of He"
"Like coins in the hazy aether tossed"
Map found near bridge
Patient record
Doctor's journal
Number written on the whiteboard
Whiteboard graffiti
Imprint on carbon paper
"Louise"
Diary from roof
"Tern tern tern the numbers"
"The basement's basement."
"She is an angel"
"I took the direckters's key"
"There's a letter and a wrench."
"The key is in the park."
Words written on the wall.
Pyramid Head painting
"Waterfront landscape"
Painting 1, from cell.
Painting 2, from cell.
Painting 3, from cell.
Inscription on gallows
Legend of the Lake
Prison guard's diary
Blood-soaked newspaper
"Please someone save me"
"Dead men, dead men"
Condemned man's diary
"Death upon the head of the sinner"
Receptionist memo
Photos from trunk

Extra Memos
"The Road to Tomorrow"
"How to be a Happy Couple"
"Choosing Death"

Item Memos
Letter from Mary
Book: "Lost Memories"
Laura's Letter
Book: "Crimson Ceremony"
Letter from Mary (full)

Tape Transcripts
Videotape

Notes
Bar Neely's
"The door that wakes in darkness"
Another Conclusion
"The scars from the past"
Rosewater Park stone
Patrick Chester
"In memory of the sixty seven who died"
Jennifer Carroll
East Lakeview Hotel billboard
Historical Society billboard
West Lakeview Hotel billboard
Heaven's Night billboard
Jacks Inn billboard
Pete's Bowl-O-Rama billboard
Heaven's Night neon sign
Refrigerator note
Joseph
Historical Society plate
Wiltse Coal Mine
Brookhaven Hospital
Prisoner note
Banquet painting
Skewering painting
Toluca Prison Camp painting
Book titles in prison cell
Counterfeiter
Kidnapper
Thief
Bodily Injurer
Arsonist
Swindler
Embezzler
Murderer
Notice!
The Felon
Walter Sullivan's Tombstone
Miriam K.'s Tombstone
James' Tombstone
Angela's Tombstone
Eddie's Tombstone
Toluca Lake dock wall
Hotel Map note
Venus tears plate
Weight allowance note
Heater note
Music Box puzzle

Sub Scenario

Memos
Inner Garden Tombstone
Plant Encyclopedia: Acacia
"Lost Memories"

Item Memos
White Board
Black Board
Red Board
Birthday Card

Notes
Heaven's Night neon sign
Plate on the floor
Haunted Mansion Warning

Main Scenario – Memos

All of these memos can be found in the Memo menu of your inventory once you've read them. Some contain helpful information pertaining to puzzles while others may just be an interesting read of additional lore.

Swamp Monument

Location: On the west sidewalk near the north end of Lindsey Street, East South Vale.

Remains of _____ Swamp

The _____ers of land surroun____
__is monument was originally
swamp, but was later fil____

Fr_____ng ago, t___________s
nicknamed Blood Swamp because
the _________ers poured the wat__
_sed to wash the ex__________ols
in here.

Perhaps it's fo_______________hat
many pe________m to have s___
________n the area.

Fully-legible version:

Remains of Blood Swamp

The x meters of land surrounding
this monument was originally
swamp, but was later filled in.

From long ago, the swamp was
nicknamed Blood Swamp because
the executioners poured the water
used to wash the execution tools
in here.

Perhaps it's for that reason that
many people seem to have seen
ghosts in the area.

Memo next to corpse #1

Location: On the ground by the corpse at the north end of Neely Street, East South Vale.

I'm going to write everything that
I've learned so far. Maybe that will
help you out somehow.

If you're reading this,
it probably means I'm
already dead.

Memo next to corpse #2

Location: On the ground by the corpse at the north end of Neely Street, East South Vale.

I saw those demons. They were
there, I'm certain. But my friend
says he didn't see anything.
If that's true, does that mean
that what I saw was an illusion?

But whether that demon that
ate human beings was real, or
whether it was just some kind
of hallucination that my mind
dreamed up... one thing I know
for sure is that I'm beyond all
hope.

Memo next to corpse #3

Location: On the ground by the corpse at the north end of Neely Street, East South Vale.

It seems that they're attracted
to light. That's why people who
need light to see are their natural
prey.
They also react strongly to sound.

If you want to go on living,
you'd be better off just sitting
in the dark and staying quiet.
But even that probably won't
save you.

Memo next to corpse #4

Location: On the ground by the corpse at the north end of Neely Street, East South Vale.

If you're going to try to fight them,
the most important thing is to relax.
It's dangerous to fire a gun while
you're all crazy with fear.

Take good aim, and then squeeze
the trigger. And don't forget to
finish them off. I think most of
those creatures can be killed,
even if they are tougher than
people.

Memo next to corpse #5

Location: On the ground by the corpse at the north end of Neely Street, East South Vale.

Run away.

Memo next to corpse #6

Location: On the ground by the corpse at the north end of Neely Street, East South Vale.

Run away! Run away! Run away!
Run away! Run away! Run away!
Run away! Run away! Run away!

Newspaper from shop window

Location: On the paper on the inside of the window in Neely's Bar, Neely Street, East South Vale.

There was a HOLE here.
It's gone now.

Map found on bar

Location: On the bar inside Neely's Bar, Neely Street, East South Vale.

[map with "?" labelled at the top of Martin Street]

Wall scratches

Location: On the wall in the clock room of room 208, Wood Side Apartments 2F.

Henry
Mildred
Scott

"Three different sizes, time on the run."

Location: On the living room stand of room 208, Wood Side Apartments 2F (easy riddle level).

Three different sizes,
time on the run.
Three young men circlin'
round the sun.
Henry is short and
very, very slow,
Scott can't stop,
he's always on the go.

"Three needles stand of three different heights."

Location: On the living room stand of room 208, Wood Side Apartments 2F (normal, hard, extra riddle level).

Three needles stand of
three different heights.
The fat, the tall and the thin.
From slow to fast they
move to the right.
Scott rests not on three,
but fifteen.

Article about murder incident

Location: At the bottom of the garbage chute just outside Wood Side Apartments, after knocking the garbage loose from 2F.

The police announced today that
Walter Sullivan, who was arrested
on the 18th of this month for the
brutal murder of Billy Locane and
his sister Miriam, committed
suicide in his jail cell early on the
morning of the 22nd.

According to the police
statement, Sullivan used a soup
spoon to stab himself in the neck,
severing his carotid artery.
By the time the guard discovered
him, Sullivan was dead from blood
loss, the spoon buried two inches
in his neck.

An old schoolmate of Walter
Sullivan's from his hometown of
Pleasant River said "He didn't
look like the type of guy who
would kill kids.

But I do remember that just
before they arrested him he
was blurting out all sorts of
strange stuff like 'He's trying
to kill me. He's trying to
punish me. The monster... the
red devil. Forgive me. I did it,
but it wasn't me!'."

The schoolmate then added
"I guess now that I think of it,
he was kinda crazy."

Sightseeing brochure

Location: On the cabinet in room 104, Wood Side Apartments 1F.

Welcome to Silent Hill!

Silent Hill, a quiet little lakeside
resort town. We're happy to have
you. Take some time out of your
busy schedules and enjoy a nice
restful vacation here.

Row after row of quaint old houses,
a gorgeous mountain landscape,
and a lake which shows different
sides of its beauty with the
passing of the day, from sunrise
to late afternoons to sunset.

Silent Hill will move you and fill
you with a feeling of deep peace.
I hope your time here will be
pleasant and your memories will
last forever.

Editor: Roger Widmark

Wallet in toilet bowl

Location: Inside the toilet in the washroom of room 203, Blue Creek Apartments 2F.

# # >> # # << # # >> # #

(# - number, roman numeral or letter, depending on riddle difficulty)

"Dear Tim"

Location: Pinned on the door to room 209, Blue Creek Apartments 2F.

Dear Tim,
I have to run an errand so
I'm going out.

I left the house key with Uncle
David (You know where he lives,
don't you? The key is in the room
near the first floor staircase.).
I'll be back as soon as I can, so
please watch the place while I'm
gone.

"To the right is the lady."

Location: Engraved in the secretarial desk in room 105, Blue Creek Apartments 1F (easy riddle level).

To the right is the lady.
To the left is the old one.

In the center crawls the other.

Now just two spaces remain,
But fear not for now,
The puzzle is done.
The puzzle is done.

"Three bright coins in five holes be"

Location: Engraved in the secretarial desk in room 105, Blue Creek Apartments 1F (normal riddle level).

Three bright coins in five holes be

At one end sits
the Seducer of she

The wind from behind
the woman doth play

The Formless One,
Null, lies furthest from they

The Old One beside
the Serpent sits not.

Tis to the Prisoner's left
that he doth rot

"First lies the seat of He"

Location: Engraved in the secretarial desk in room 105, Blue Creek Apartments 1F (hard riddle level).

First lies the seat of
He who is Peerless
Silent and empty,
heartless and fearless
Beside him sits one who knows
The place of the servant is
next to the throne

Dozens of feet,
yet not a single toe
The One that is Hidden
beside him doth go
Seducer of dreams,
creature of Hades
Lying further from
Man and closer to Lady

Man and Woman seeing all
Heedless to the Raven's call

Silent and Hidden the two may be
They be not there for you to see

Return them to whence
they would be
And blessing shall
descend on thee

I speak thus with
the North Star behind me
The birth of the sun is
the start of the story

"Like coins in the hazy aether tossed"

Location: Engraved in the secretarial desk in room 105, Blue Creek Apartments 1F (extra riddle level).

Like coins in the hazy
aether tossed
Our souls must by
their sinful weight
Descend to earth
with lightness lost

To "right" the sins
that they hath laid
When thrice in falling they intone
Then Happiness shall be thy own

The first note be not by
the Horned One rung
Though it be there that
all sins be sprung

The Bringer of Life and
the Bringer of Shame
The sins of the latter be
ever more tame

Though coming
in the Aged One's wake
The Formless One's soul
in fear doth quake

The Needless One, silent,
with hungers all sated
Is least then in sin
with his lusts all abated

For the gravest of sinners
His place be appointed
And if he be lucky
May his soul be anointed

Map found near bridge

Location: On the ground by the corpse near the bridge at the northwest end of Nathan Avenue, West South Vale.

[Map with circle around Pete's-Bowl-O-Rama]

Patient record

Location: On the desk in the Reception Office, Brookhaven Hospital 1F.

[Jack Davis]

He has attempted suicide three
times in the past for reasons
unknown. Although he is normally
a model patient who follows
doctor's and nurse's orders, he
must be watched closely due to
his past pattern of sudden and
violent suicide attempts.

[Joseph Barkin]

His illness seems to be rooted in
the fact that he believes he is
guilty of causing his daughter's
death. His symptoms suggest a
psychotic break and paranoid
delusions. Normally calm, but has
a tendency towards violence when
excited.

[Joshua Lewis]

History of hospitalization as well
as numerous assault, battery and
other violent offenses. He has a
strong persecution complex and
a tendency to solve things
through violence. Extreme caution
necessary.

Doctor's journal

Location: On the desk in the Document Room, Brookhaven Hospital 1F.

The potential for this illness
exists in all people and, under
the right circumstances, any
man or woman would be driven,
like him, to "the other side."

The "other side" perhaps may
not be the best way to phrase it.
After all, there is no wall between
here and there. It lies on the
borders where reality and unreality
intersect. It is a place both close
and distant.

Some say it isn't even an illness.
I cannot agree with them. I'm a
doctor, not a philosopher or even
a psychiatrist.

But sometimes I have to ask
myself this question. It's true
that to us his imaginings are
nothing but the inventions of
a busy mind. But to him, there
simply is no other reality.
Furthermore he is happy there.

So why, I ask myself, why in the
name of healing him must we drag
him painfully into the world of our
own reality?

(Something else is written by hand.)

I got the key from Joseph.
It's probably the key to that box.

Number written on the whiteboard

Location: On the whiteboard on the wall in the Doctor's Lounge, Brookhaven Hospital 1F (easy, normal riddle level).

3rd floor patient wing hall - 7335

Whiteboard graffiti

Location: On the whiteboard on the wall in the Doctor's Lounge, Brookhaven Hospital 1F (hard, extra riddle level).

The pin number this month is
"T". Last month it was "X"
and before that it was "Z."
But what are they going to
do next month? That's all they
can express with 4 numbers.

Anyway does the door to the
Patient Wing really need to have
its combination changed this
often?

Imprint on carbon paper

Location: In the typewriter on the desk in Examining Room 3, Brookhaven Hospital 2F.

Easy/Normal Riddle Level

i know it i know the number of
the box # # # # it cant help
him anymore the button key
doesnt scare me so nobody
can stop who i am i don't know
who i am is who i am is who
i am is

[# - randomized number]

Hard/Extra Riddle Level

i know it the secret i'll give them
something to deal with this demon
shelter is of no use any more he is
my instrument he must follow my
orders yes, the box will be useless

now i must not forget it # # # #
that's good he is the lowest now
i too will be free and he will serve
me i am a genius no one can stop
me one can stop me no one can
stop me can stop can stop no no

[# - randomized number]

"Louise"

Location: Written on the wall in room S14, Brookhaven Hospital 3F.

Louise
I'll take care of you four ever.
It's my destiny!

Diary from roof

Location: On the ground on the roof of Brookhaven Hospital.

May 9
Rain.
Stared out the window all day.
Peaceful here - nothing to do.
Still not allowed to go outside.

May 10
Still raining.
Talked with the doctor a little.
Would they have saved me if
I didn't have a family to feed?
I know I'm pathetic, weak.
Not everyone can be strong.

May 11
Rain again.
The meds made me feel sick
today.
If I'm only better when I'm
drugged, then who am I anyway?

May 12
Rain as usual.
I don't want to cause any more
trouble for anyone, but I'm a
bother either way.
Can it really be a such a sin to
run instead of fight?

Some people may say so, but they
don't have to live in my shoes.
It may be selfish, but it's what
I want.
It's too hard like this.
It's just too hard....

May 13
It's clear outside.
The doctors told me I've been
released - that I've got to go
home.
I -----------------

"Tern tern tern the numbers"

Location: On the wall inside the unlocked cell in the Special Treatment Room, Brookhaven Hospital 3F.

[random four-digit code on wall above writing]

Tern tern tern the numbers
better not forget them
So I'll right them down here
The other one, my secret name

"The basement's basement."

Location: On the covered table in room M6, Nightmare Hospital 2F.

I was locked up inside
the basement's basement.
It was so small and dark
and I was so afraid.
I dropped my precious ring.
But I will never,
ever go back there.

"She is an angel"

Location: On the bed in room S11, Nightmare Hospital 2F.

She is an angel no one knows only
I can see the Lady of the Door
they cannot walk along her Bridge
of Thread they fall from the weight
of their crimes.

Like bloated and ugly corpses
their sins she devours them
sin and sinner alike she saves
me she is an angel.

"I took the direckters's key"

Location: On the ground in the patient wing stairwell, Nightmare Hospital.

I took the direckters's key - the
one to the mooseum. I hid it
behind the preying woman when
I went out for the day trip. I
picked it up but I did not steal
it. I'm not a krimminal.

"There's a letter and a wrench."

Location: On the desk in the Director's Room, Nightmare Hospital 1F.

He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across
the abyss is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.

The truth can only be learned
by marching forward.

Follow the map.
There's a letter and a wrench.

"The key is in the park."

Location: On the porch of the second house north from Gonzale's Mexican Restaurant on Lindsey Street, Dark South Vale.

Or perhaps you are a fool.
The truth usually betrays people.

A part of that abyss is
in the old society.

The key to the society
is in the park.
At the foot of the praying
woman, inside of the ground,
inside of a box.
To open it, I need a wrench.

My patient buried it there.
I knew, but did nothing.
It made me uneasy to have
such a thing near.
I wasn't looking for the truth,
I was looking for tranquility.

I also saw that thing.
I fled, but the museum
was sealed as well.
Now no one dares to
approach that place.

If you still do not wish to stop,
James,
I pray to the Lord to have
mercy on your eternal soul.

Words written on the wall.

Location: On the wall in Neely's Bar, Neely Street, Dark South Vale.

If you really want to see Mary,
you should just die.

But you might be heading to
a different place than Mary, James.

Note: the above is what is captioned, however the following is the exact representation of the words on the wall.

If you ReaLly want to
sEE Mary, you shOUld just DiE
But You mIght be hEadiNg to A
diffErent place than MARY,
James.

Pyramid Head painting

Location: On the wall in the first exhibition room, Silent Hill Historical Society.

"Misty day,
remains of the Judgment"

"Waterfront landscape"

Location: On the wall in the first exhibition room, Silent Hill Historical Society.

"Waterfront landscape"

Allen Smith (Date of birth and
death unknown)

A scene of this area from long ago.
From the style, it looks like it was
done sometime around 1820.

There were a lot fewer people then,
and only a handful of buildings.

Painting 1, from cell.

Location: Inside the first cell from the east in the north cellblock, Toluca Prison 1F.

Burning Man

Painting 2, from cell.

Location: Inside the first cell from the east in the north cellblock, Toluca Prison 1F.

Woman in Flight

Painting 3, from cell.

Location: Inside the first cell from the east in the north cellblock, Toluca Prison 1F.

436 People at a Recital

Inscription on gallows

Location: On the front of the scaffold in the courtyard of Toluca Prison.

I give you blood to atone
for the Three Sins.

Legend of the Lake

Location: On the desk in the warden's office, Toluca Prison 1F.

Toluca Lake, the town's main
tourist attraction.
This clear, beautiful lake has
another side as well.

It may seem like just a typical
ghost story that you might find
in any number of old towns
across the country.
But in this case, the legend
is true.

On a fog-bound November day in
1918, the Little Baroness, a ship
filled with tourists, failed to return
to port.

A newspaper article from back
then simply says "It most likely
sunk for some reason". Despite
an extensive police search, not
a single fragment of the ship nor
any of the 14 bodies of
passengers or crew has ever
been recovered to this day.

In 1939, an even stranger incident
occurred.

(There are many pages torn out.)

Many corpses rest at the bottom
of this lake. Their bony hands
reach up towards the boats that
pass overhead. Perhaps they
reach for their comrades.

Prison guard's diary

Location: In the bookshelf to the left of the desk in the warden's office, Toluca Prison 1F.

Prisoners do not feel remorse.
In fact, they do not feel themselves
to be villains at all. Even the most
uneducated brute will use what
little words he knows to justify
himself.

And such trifling dreams they
have, flourishing even in the
darkness. Prisoners, too, are
no exception.

No matter how foul nor loathsome
one's own life and existence may
be, human nature is abiding.

Blood-soaked newspaper

Location: On the floor in the small entryway before the Abstract Daddy boss fight in the Labyrinth.

The bo____f a man later identified
as Thomas Oro_____Lumberjack,
ag_ 39) was discovered in the
________________om lying fa______

The probable cause of dea____as
multiple stab wounds to the front
of the neck and the left side of
the torso by a sharp edged
weapon. The estimated____e of
death was somewhere between
11:00 p.____nd 12:30 midnight.

Due to signs of struggle in the
room and the lack of a murder
weapon, police are cons__ering
this a homicide and have
opened a murder investigation.

Furthermore, given the fact that
the cash in the room was
untouched and Mr. Oro_____ad
a history of drunkenness and
violence, the polic______ect that
t_____tive was not robbery____
_________ of crime o______ion.

Fully-legible version:

The body of a man later identified
as Thomas Orosco, Lumberjack,
age 39) was discovered in the
middle of the room lying face up.

The probable cause of death was
multiple stab wounds to the front
of the neck and the left side of
the torso by a sharp edged
weapon. The estimated time of
death was somewhere between
11:00 p.m. and 12:30 midnight.

Due to signs of struggle in the
room and the lack of a murder
weapon, police are considering
this a homicide and have
opened a murder investigation.

Furthermore, given the fact that
the cash in the room was
untouched and Mr. Orosco had
a history of drunkenness and
violence, the police suspect that
the motive was not robbery but
some sort of crime of passion.

"Please someone save me"

Location: On the fence in the room with the six nooses, Labyrinth (easy riddle level).

He committed an evil crime.
He turned a happy home
into a pile of ash.
For that, he should die.

They also committed crimes.
They tried to fraud
and trick others.
So their reward too is natural.

Even he cannot be forgiven,
My friend without his left hand.
And so his death bothers me not.

And what of him?
He also is not sinless.
There is only one here
who is innocent.

The missing child was
nowhere to be found,
And so there was
no proof of his guilt.
His death was a tragedy.

That is all I wish to say.
It was neither justice
nor retribution.

"Dead men, dead men"

Location: On the fence in the room with the six nooses, Labyrinth (normal riddle level).

Dead men, dead men
swinging in a tree
How many dead men
do you see?
Tongue turned blue and
face gone grey
Watch them as they
twist and sway

The first one killed
the butcher man
Then cooked him in
the frying pan
Served him to his hungry guests
And gave them seconds on request

The next one with his smile
and sweets
Stole poor children off the streets
To men who dressed unsavory
He sold them into slavery

Breaking into a home at night
The thief he had a nasty fright
Filled his foolish head with ale
Woke in the morn
in the county jail

The artist with his daunting skill
Tried his hand at painting bills
But caught in rain he was undone
When the ink he'd use did
start to run

With promises of great return
Taking gold he did not earn
Bundled it up out of sight
Quietly slipped off into night

Three houses into ashes burned
The sheriff with no place to turn
Did spy a stranger to his town
Locked him up and beat him down

Dead men, dead men
swinging in a tree
How many dead men
do you see?
Six feet long and
six men wide
Round their necks
the noose be tied

Condemned man's diary

Location: On the fence in the room with the six nooses, Labyrinth (hard riddle level).

I do not wish to die.
But tomorrow I will climb
the thirteen steps.

Please someone - answer me,
Why must I die come the morning?

The man imprisoned beside me
believed me. "Because they're
all insane, that's why," he said.
Of course I know his opinion
will change nothing. "Now you
know why I struck out at them,"
he muttered.

The man who was executed
yesterday, the one who had
said his job was to sell dreams,
said that was not true.

But the man who is to be executed
the day after tomorrow for stealing
children shouted back that it was
true.

The man who was hung today
did not answer. "They'll kill me
either way," he said. He was
caught embezzling public money,
so he hasn't any hope for mercy.

The man who is always quietly
smiling to himself said "I am
happy for I will soon be with her."

I do not wish to die.
I long only to return home.
But I know it is not to be.
Though I have done nothing, this
crime has been thrust upon me.

Someone save me. This is not
judgement. They are bloodthirsty
and I am their sacrificial lamb!

"Death upon the head of the sinner"

Location: On the fence in the room with the six nooses, Labyrinth (extra riddle level).

We may visit death upon the head
of the sinner but to what avail?

In the name of retribution,
we took part in a bitter
comedy this day.

You, hanging as you do,
by your neck,
Unforgiven and cursed by all.

Five of them committed crimes,
six went out for a drink and
were captured there.

Only one of them was innocent,
but they knew not that.

The bloodstains remaining
are proof of their guilt.
Trodden upon and thus created,
they are the paths to
Hell or the Void.

The white bandages stained
with crimson,
The remains upon the scorched
black earth,
The whispered cries of
the maiden.
They are but a meaningless
contract.

They are also signs of guilt.

But one of them was
done without reason.
It was done out of fear
and a ripe imagination.

Spinning alone at the
end of a rope,
it is nothing less than
a disgrace to us all.

Receptionist memo

Location: On the Reception counter in the Lobby, Lake View Hotel 1F.

Mr. James Sunderland,
The videotape you forgot here
is being kept in the office on
the 1st floor.

Photos of trunk

Location: On the bed in room 202, Lake View Hotel 2F.

[random four-letter code word]

Main Scenario – Extra Memos

These are secret memos that provide hints on achieving one of the main three endings of the game. Only one can appear at a time in a New Game Plus, corresponding to one of the main endings (or the only one) you have not yet received. Once all main endings have been achieved, none of these memos will ever appear again in your save file. Read more about them in the Unlockables and Secrets section.

"The Road to Tomorrow"

Location: On the sewing machine table in room 205, Wood Side Apartments 2F.

"The Road to Tomorrow"

The first step to a healthy
life is to avoid illness. That
may sound obvious, but it's
also very important.
Instead of working to heal
yourself after you're sick,
it's better to avoid getting
sick in the first place.

Also you have to maintain a
positive, optimistic outlook on
life. It's no use worrying over
things that have happened in
the past.

You've got to get outside and
play in the fresh air once in a
while, instead of just sitting
inside reading difficult books.

"How to be a Happy Couple"

Location: On the sewing machine table in room 205, Wood Side Apartments 2F.

"How to be a Happy Couple"

Do you really love her?
In sickness and in health?
If you truly love her, then you
must act. It all depends on how
hard you fight for her.

Whatever happens, don't give up.
Always try just one more time.
Even though there may be hard
times, never turn to another
woman.

And if it comes to it, you must
be willing to protect her with your
very life. After all, true love means
a willingness to sacrifice.

Be true to your heart and with
luck, things will work out in the
end.

"Choosing Death"

Location: On the sewing machine table in room 205, Wood Side Apartments 2F.

"Choosing Death"

When life is filled with nothing
but despair, some people choose
to end it all.
I once chose that path for
myself as well.
At the time I felt that I had no
other choices.

After I made my decision, it
became the only thing binding
me into this world.
Sometimes I would cry to myself
while thinking of the past, but
mostly all I did was plan over and
over again how and when I was
going to kill myself.

I did stupid, dangerous things.
I figured it didn't matter since
I was going to die anyway, so
I went out of my way to invite
disaster.
I stopped taking to people and
it didn't bother me even when
friendships grew distant.

Main Scenario – Item Memos

The memos in this section can be found in your inventory as items once they have been obtained, except for Mary's full letter, which is really the full version of the Letter from Mary that James starts off with. In order to read the content of these memos once they're in your inventory, highlight the item and select "Examine".

The locations for the memos below are the locations of the items themselves. Other descriptions of certain memos upon examining or simply viewing in your inventory can be found in the Item List section.

Letter from Mary

Location: In James's possession from the beginning of the game.

In my restless dreams,
I see that town.
Silent Hill.

You promised you'd take me
there again someday.
But you never did.

Well I'm alone there now...
In our "special place"...

Waiting for you...

Book: "Lost Memories"

Location: Inside the newspaper stand at the Texxon Gas Station, West South Vale (only in a New Game Plus).

The name comes from the legend
of the people whose land was
stolen from them.

They called this place "The Place
of the Silent Spirits." By "Spirits,"
they meant not only their dead
relatives, but also the spirits that
they believed inhabited the trees,
rocks and water around them.

According to legend, this was
where the holiest ceremonies
took place.

But it was not the ancestors of
those who now live in this town
that first stole the land from these
people. There were others who
came before.

In those days, this town went by
another name. But that name is
now hopelessly lost in the veils
of time.

All we know is that there was
another name, and that for some
reason the town was once
abandoned by its residents.

Laura's Letter

Location: Acquired from Laura in the Restaurant "Lake Shore", Lake View Hotel 1F.

My dearest Laura, I'm leaving this
letter with Rachel to give to you
after I'm gone.

I'm far away now.
In a quiet, beautiful place.

Please forgive me for not saying
goodbye before I left.

Be well, Laura.

Don't be too hard on the sisters.

And Laura, about James...
I know you hate him because you
think he isn't nice to me, but please
give him a chance.

It's true he may be a little surly
sometimes, and he doesn't laugh
much. But underneath he's really
a sweet person.

Laura...
I love you like my very own
daughter.

If things had worked out
differently, I was hoping to
adopt you.

Happy 8th birthday, Laura.

Your friend forever,
Mary

Book: "Crimson Ceremony"

Location: On the bookshelf behind the desk in the Reading Room, Nightmare Hotel 2F (only in a New Game Plus).

Speak.
I am the Crimson One.

The lies and the mist are
not they but I.
You all know that I am One.
Yes, and the One is I.

Believers hearken to me!
Twenty score men and
seven thousand beasts.
Heed my words and speaketh them
to all, that they shall ever be
obeyed even under the light of
the proud and merciless sun.

I shall bring down bitter vengeance
upon thee and thou shalt suffer
my eternal wrath.

The beauty of the withering flower
and the last struggles of the dying
man, they are my blessings.

Thou shalt ever call upon me and
all that is me in the place that is
silent.

Oh, proud fragrance of life which
flies towards the heart. Oh Cup
which brims with the whitest of
wine, it is in thee that all begins.

Letter from Mary (full)

Location: Acquired from Mary in the ending, after completing the game with one of the three main endings (letter is read by Mary).

In my restless dreams,
I see that town.
Silent Hill.

You promised you'd take me
there again someday.
But you never did.

Well I'm alone there now...
In our "special place"...

Waiting for you...

Waiting for you to
come to see me.

But you never do.

And so I wait, wrapped in my
cocoon of pain and loneliness.

I know I've done a terrible
thing to you. Something you'll
never forgive me for.

I wish I could change
that, but I can't.

I feel so pathetic and ugly
laying here, waiting for you...

Every day I stare up at the cracks
in the ceiling and all I can think
about is how unfair it all is...

The doctor came today.
He told me I could go
home for a short stay.

It's not that I'm getting better.
It's just that this may be
my last chance...

I think you know what I mean...

Even so, I'm glad to be coming
home. I've missed you terribly.

But I'm afraid James.
I'm afraid you don't really
want me to come home.

Whenever you come see me,
I can tell how hard it is on you...

I don't know if you
hate me or pity me...
Or maybe I just disgust you....

I'm sorry about that.

When I first learned that
I was going to die, I just
didn't want to accept it.

I was so angry all the time and I
struck out at everyone I loved most.
Especially you, James.

That's why I understand
if you do hate me.

But I want you to
know this, James.

I'll always love you.

Even though our life together had
to end like this, I still wouldn't
trade it for the world. We had
some wonderful years together.

Well this letter has gone on
too long so I'll say goodbye.

I told the nurse to give
this to you after I'm gone.

That means that as you read
this, I'm already dead.

I can't tell you to remember me,
but I can't bear for you to
forget me.

These last few years since I
became ill...I'm so sorry for
what I did to you, did to us...

You've given me so much and
I haven't been able to return
a single thing.

That's why I want you to live
for yourself now.
Do what's best for you, James.

James...

You made me happy.

Main Scenario – Tape Transcripts

This section includes material recorded onto tape, although there is only one item, which is James' Videotape from the hotel. The location listed below is the location of the item itself.

Videotape

Location: Inside the open safe in the Office, Lake View Hotel 1F.

[Once the videotape is inserted into the VCR of room 312 of Lake View Hotel, the following plays]

[Mary walks into the frame.]

Mary: Are you taping again?
C'mon...

[She sits down in a chair by the window and looks outside.]

Mary: I don't know why, but I just
love it here.

It's so peaceful.

You know what I heard?

This whole area used to be a
sacred place.

I think I can see why.

It's too bad we have to leave...

Please promise you'll take me
again, James.

[Mary starts to cough and puts her head down as if she's embarrassed.]

[Static erupts over the screen and the video image flickers. After a while we see Mary on her sickbed through the high volume of snow on the screen.

It's hard to see through the static, but we see James approach her and lean over the bed for a moment.

Suddenly, he snatches her pillow from underneath her head, while the video image flickers back and forth from other parts of the video. James smothers her as she flails about, struggling for her life.

After a few moments, she stops moving and the video cuts to only static.]

Notes

The following are small notes found throughout the game that will not be listed in the Memo menu of your inventory, but they are often provide interesting tidbits of information or lore, and are also captioned with the same blue-tinted font as memos.

These notes don't actually have any titles in the game since there is no list to sift through them, but I've added appropriate titles to identify each.

Bar Neely's

Location: On the couch inside the camper trailer at the Saul and Harris Street intersection, East South Vale.

I'll wait at "BAR Neely's"

"The door that wakes in darkness"

Location: Written on the construction sheet wall by the door at the west end of Katz Street, East South Vale.

The door that wakes in darkness,
opening into nightmares.

Another Conclusion

Location: On the sewing machine table in room 205, Wood Side Apartments 2F, along with the other extra memo (only available if not all three main endings have been achieved).

"Searching for Another
Conclusion"

"The scars from the past"

Location: Written on the right side of the clock in the clock room, room 208, Wood Side Apartments 2F.

The scars from the past shall
remove the nail that stops Time.

Rosewater Park stone

Location: To the right of the east entrance of Rosewater Park, West South Vale.

Rosewater Park

Patrick Chester

Location: Engraved in a monument on the east side of Rosewater Park, West South Vale.

Patrick Chester, son of Edward.
He fought and died for the people,
for liberty and for all of our
tomorrows.
His memory lives on.

In memory of the sixty seven who died

Location: Engraved in a monument along the lakefront of Rosewater Park, West South Vale.

In memory of the sixty seven
who died of illness and now sleep
beneath the lake.

Jennifer Carroll

Location: Engraved in the praying woman monument at the west side of Rosewater Park, West South Vale.

Victim of persecution
by t__________ans.
Jenni___ Carroll lived
with pride and honor.
What happened here
shall never be forgotten.

Fully-legible version:

Victim of persecution
by the Christians
Jennifer Carroll lived
with pride and honor.
What happened here
shall never be forgotten.

East Lakeview Hotel billboard

Location: Behind the ripped section of fence on the north side of Nathan Avenue near Rosewater Park, West South Vale.

Lakeview Hotel

Historical Society billboard

Location: Along the north side of Nathan Avenue near Pete's Bowl-O-Rama, West South Vale.

Silent Hill Historical Society

West Lakeview Hotel billboard

Location: Resting on the ground at the north side of Nathan Avenue near the destroyed bridge, West South Vale.

Lakeview Hotel

Heaven's Night billboard

Location: Along the south side of Nathan Avenue near the destroyed bridge, West South Vale.

Heaven's Night

Jacks Inn billboard

Location: Along the south side of Nathan Avenue near the Historical Society, West South Vale.

Jacks Inn

Pete's Bowl-O-Rama billboard

Location: Along the south side of Nathan Avenue near the Historical Society, West South Vale.

Pete's Bowl-O-Rama

Heaven's Night neon sign

Location: Inside on the wall by the front door to Heaven's Night, West South Vale.

Heaven's Night

Refrigerator note

Location: Posted on the mini fridge in the Doctor's Lounge, Brookhaven Hospital 1F.

Food only! Do not store drugs!

Joseph

Location: On the wall by the door to the unlocked cell in the Special Treatment Room, Brookhaven Hospital 3F.

If Joseph looks calm, he can be
taken out of his cell.

Historical Society plate

Location: On the wall just outside the entrance to the Silent Hill Historical Society, Dark South Vale.

Silent Hill Historical Society

Wiltse Coal Mine

Location: The caption under the photo in the first exhibition room of the Silent Hill Historical Society.

Wiltse Coal Mine

Brookhaven Hospital

Location: The caption under the painting of the hospital in the second exhibition room of the Silent Hill Historical Society.

Brookhaven Hospital (1880)

This hospital was built in
response to a great plague
that followed a wave of
immigration to this area.
It was originally little more
than a shack, but it gradually
grew and grew.

Prisoner note

Location: On the desk in the room at the bottom of the extremely long, descending hallway in the Silent Hill Historical Society.

September 11, 1820
Prisoner number: C-221

Banquet painting

Location: On the wall in the room in the prison-esque hallway after moving through the room down the very long, descending hallway, beneath the Silent Hill Historical Society.

Crimson and White Banquet
for the Gods

Skewering painting

Location: On the wall in the room in the prison-esque hallway after moving through the room down the very long, descending hallway, beneath the Silent Hill Historical Society.

Death by Skewering

An execution at the prison.
Death by Skewering or Strangling.
To choose his death is the
prisoner's last taste of freedom.

Toluca Prison Camp painting

Location: On the wall in the room in the prison-esque hallway after moving through the room down the very long descending hallway, beneath the Silent Hill Historical Society.

Toluca Prison Camp

Built during the Civil War.
Later became Toluca Prison.

Book titles in prison cell

Location: On the bed and floor in an open cell in the south cellblock of Toluca Prison 1F (different titles at head and foot of bed).

"Black Magic from the Abyss"
"Resurrection of the Dead"

"The Chronicle of Agrippa"
"Manuscript of the Iron Rings"

"On Sacrifice and the Art of
Demon-Summoning"
"Tome of the Seer"

"The Feast of the Succubi"
"The Fallen Angels of Mercy
and Favor"

Counterfeiter

Location: The caption over the face of the counterfeiter in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (if present).

This man was hung for the
crime of counterfeiting. Justice
and revenge have been served.

Kidnapper

Location: The caption over the face of the kidnapper in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (always present).

This man was hung for the
crime of kidnapping. Justice and
revenge have been served.

Thief

Location: The caption over the face of the thief in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (if present).

This man was hung for the
crime of thievery. Justice and
revenge have been served.

Bodily Injurer

Location: The caption over the face of the bodily injurer in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (if present).

This man was hung for the
crime of bodily injury. Justice
and revenge have been served.

Arsonist

Location: The caption over the face of the arsonist in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (if present).

This man was hung for the
crime of arson. Justice and
revenge have been served.

Swindler

Location: The caption over the face of the swindler in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (if present).

This man was hung for the
crime of swindling. Justice and
revenge have been served.

Embezzler

Location: The caption over the face of the embezzler in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (if present).

This man was hung for the
crime of embezzlement. Justice
and revenge have been served.

Murderer

Location: The caption over the face of the murderer in the room with the six standing corpses, Labyrinth (if present).

This man was hung for the
crime of murder. Justice and
revenge have been served.

Notice!

Location: On the fence in the room with the six nooses, Labyrinth.

Only the sinless one
can help you here.
Mistakenly pull on
a criminal's rope and
your reward will be returned
to you in a shape most
wondrously strange.

Note: the above is what is captioned, however the message seen on the sign in the game is completely different.

NOTICE!

Pull ye but once on a rope's trayed end
Go and return and the error be mended
Beware thee though the punishment sended

Note: "trayed" is a typo and should read "strayed"

The Felon

Location: Inscribed on a tombstone in the catacomb, Labyrinth.

This felon drank one last
bottle of ale before he was executed
and laid here to his eternal rest.

Walter Sullivan's Tombstone

Location: Inscribed on a tombstone in the catacomb, Labyrinth.

Walter Sullivan

Miriam K.'s Tombstone

Location: Inscribed on a tombstone in the catacomb, Labyrinth.

Miriam K. -"Traitor"

James' Tombstone

Location: Inscribed on the tombstone of the open grave in the catacomb, Labyrinth.

James Sunderland

Angela's Tombstone

Location: Inscribed on the tombstone of the left dirt-filled grave in the catacomb, Labyrinth.

Angela Orosco

Eddie's Tombstone

Location: Inscribed on the tombstone of the right dirt-filled grave in the catacomb, Labyrinth.

Eddie Dombrowski

Toluca Lake dock wall

Location: Written in large letters on the Toluca Lake dock wall.

WARNING
KEEP OFF

Hotel Map note

Location: Written on the guest map, found on the noticeboard in the back 1F hallway, just inside Lake View Hotel.

[written in handwriting inside the box of room 312 on the map]

Waiting for you...

Venus tears plate

Location: On the wall by the entrance door of the Venus Tears bar, Lake View Hotel B1F.

Venus tears

Weight allowance note

Location: Posted on the panel inside the elevator in the Employee Elevator Room, Lake View Hotel 2F.

Weight allowance: one person

Heater note

Location: On the back of the small circular heater in the Employee Lounge, Lake View Hotel 1F (only viewable with the Flashlight on a second trip to the employee-only wing).

"I'm Johnny, one hot guy."

Music Box puzzle

Location: Inscribed in the three slots of the large music box player in the Lobby, Lake View Hotel 1F.

Easy Riddle Level

When the Lost One is returned
the sour note shall turn sweet.

Normal Riddle Level

Seat of the Princess
who fled at midnight.

Seat of the Princess
who awoke from Death.

Seat of the Princess
who spoke no words.

Hard/Extra Riddle Level

Twas shameful greed did stain
her shoe with blood.

Even so, I still want to believe
that she was happy.

Beauty - Both a blessing
and a curse thou be.

Sub Scenario – Memos

All of these memos can be found in the Memo menu of your inventory once you've read them. They usually contain useful information or hints about puzzles.

Inner Garden Tombstone

Location: Engraved in the tombstone in the garden, up the ladder from the fireplace in the Living Room, Baldwin Mansion.

Along with you died joy.
All that remains is despair and a
future of meaningless tomorrows.

But I will never give up.
One, to see your
beautiful smile again.
One, to beg the
blessings of the Gods.
I wait for that day.

When the boards cover all
All sadness too will be covered
But until my dreams
return to reality
I will have to swallow
all the pain.

Plant Encyclopedia: Acacia

Location: On the coffee table inside the Lounge, Baldwin Mansion 2F.

Acacia

A genus of evergreen trees of the
mimosa tribe of the pea family.
Its tiny flowers are yellow or white
and grow in clusters. Common
varieties include the "gum tree".

The Acacia Tree is a potent symbol
in many religions across the World.
In Christianity it represents eternal
life and morality.

In ancient Egypt it represented
purity and rebirth, while in ancient
Babylonia it was thought of as the
tree of the Goddess Ishtar and was
a symbol of Life.

It was also a holy tree to the
Ancient Jews who built the sacred
Ark of the Covenenant from it and
for whom it signified a peaceful
death and a release from grief.

Note: In the last paragraph, the word "Covenenant" is a spelling error; it should read "Covenant"]

"Lost Memories"

Location: On the table in the Study, Baldwin Mansion 1F.

"Lost Memories"

I have the strongest trust - you may
even call it faith - in the miracle
called "Ressurection of the Dead".

Upon the hill where
the light descended,
the Beast intoned his song.
With words of blood,
drops of mist and
the vessel of night,
the grave become an open field.

The people wept in fear and joy
at the reunion, but my faith in the
salvation of Xuchilpaba did not
waver.

It is also spoken of in the ancient
legends. The original worshippers
did not believe that death was the
end but that it was simply the path
by which the deceased returned to
nature. They also believed the
process was reversible.

(There's something imprinted
towards the bottom of the page.)

Blood = Red,
Mist = White,
Night = Black

Note: In the first paragraph, the word "Ressurection" is a spelling error; it should read "Resurrection"

Sub Scenario – Item Memos

These memos can be read by examining the respective item from your inventory after acquiring it. The locations for the memos below are the locations of the items themselves.

White Board

Location: On the floor of the north Entrance Hall balcony, Baldwin Mansion 2F.

[Written on back of board]

When the White Breath is found,
I shall dedicate this thing.
Oh Spirit of the Mist,
Grant us fortune eternal.

Black Board

Location: On the ground by the garden gravestone, up the ladder from the fireplace in the Living Room, Baldwin Mansion.

[Written on back of board]

When the Dark Grail is found,
I shall dedicate this thing.
You who deny Death,
Grant us fortune eternal.

Red Board

Location: On the ground by the garden gravestone, up the ladder from the fireplace in the Living Room, Baldwin Mansion.

[Written on back of board]

When the Crimson Words are found,
I shall dedicate this thing.
Oh you Gods deep in slumber,
Grant us fortune eternal.

Birthday Card

Location: Under the chair in the attic, Baldwin Mansion (the candle must be lit with the Matches to find it).

TO MY DEAREST DADDY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
FROM AMY BALDWIN

Sub Scenario – Notes

The following are only small notes that won't be listed in the Memo menu of your inventory upon finding, but they're still fairly interesting notes or pieces of lore, captioned with the same blue tint font as memos. They do not have their own titles, however I've added them here to identify them.

Heaven's Night neon sign

Location: Inside on the wall by the front door to Heaven's Night, West South Vale.

Heaven's Night

Plate on the floor

Location: On the floor in the roach-infested hallway down the 1F southern stairway.

Amy Baldwin

She was loved too much by God.
Seven years was not enough time.

Haunted Mansion Warning

Location: Spray-painted in red on the exterior wall of the Baldwin Mansion, in the yard connecting to Blue Creek Apartments, West South Vale.

Keep out of Haunted Mansion