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        ||           S I L E N T  H I L L  2  M E M O  F A Q             ||
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        ||              C O P Y R I G H T  2 0 0 3 - 2 0 0 4            ||
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1.  UPDATES
    2.  FAQS
    3.  MEMOS
         - Letter From Silent Heaven
         - Born From A Wish
    4.  CREDITS
    
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    1.                          U P D A T E S
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    Most Recent Updates:
    
    [12/31/04] - New Year's Eve - 55 KB [Final]
    Fixed some minor errors in a few of the memos and added more to the FAQ
    disclaimer above. Final version.
    
    [08/28/04] - 54 KB
    Added 14 more memos, believe it or not, and aligned them as they are in
    the game. 99% sure every single memo and even small notes you'll come
    across in the game are in here.
    
    [07/28/03] - 35 KB
    Many more updates on the Blood-soaked newspaper added 4 more memos and 1
    more FAQ.
    
    [07/12/03]
    Many updates on the Blood-soaked newspaper and added 12 more memos.
    
    [06/26/03]
    Updates on FAQs, Blood-soaked newspaper, found doubles of 2 cetain memos
    in the FAQ and deleted them, and 14 more memos added.
    
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    Frequently Asked Questions
    
    Q: What are memos?
    A: They are usually small notes to remember things and for other people
       to read. Usually used to remind people about certain things.
    
    Q: What's up with the Swamp Monument, Blood-soaked newspaper and Jennifer 
       Carroll memos?
    A: The blanked out areas are missings letters that are scratched out or
       covered with something and are unreadable.
    
    Q: Is there a way to make it so you can read the unreadable memos?
    A: Well, no. It was supposed to be, though. When you receive all the 
       endings, but I and many others have tried it and they are never readable
       in the PS2 version. But I heard that in the Xbox version you can read
       them after you receive all the endings.
    
    Q: Are these all the memos in the whole game?
    A: I'm 99% sure, yes.
    
    Q: How many memos are in this FAQ?
    A: 94. 86 in the main scenario and 8 in the sub scenario.
    
    Have any questions? E-mail me and I will answer it in the e-mail and
    maybe here as well.
    
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    3.                             M E M O S
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    Here are the memos in Silent Hill 2. I'm certain that every single memo
    in the entire game (both scenarios) are in here
    
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    Letter from Mary
    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
    Bar Neely's
    Newspaper from shop window
    Wall scratches
    "The scars from the past"
    "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"
    Patrick Chester
    "In memory of the sixty seven who died"
    Jennifer Carroll
    "Lost Memories"
    Map found near bridge
    Patient record
    Doctor's journal
    Number written on the whiteboard
    Whiteboard graffiti
    Imprint on carbon paper (Easy, Normal)
    Imprint on carbon paper (Hard, Extra)
    "Tern tern tern the numbers"
    Diary from roof
    Joseph
    "Louise"
    "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
    "The door that wakes in darkness"
    Boat Launch note
    Pyramid Head painting
    "Waterfront landscape"
    Brookhaven Hospital
    Prisoner note
    Spiral-Writing Key
    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 sinner"
    Notice!
    Counterfeiter
    Kidnapper
    Thief
    Bodily Injurer
    Arsonist
    Swindler
    Embezzler
    Murderer
    The Felon
    Walter Sullivan's Tombstone
    Miriam K.'s Tombstone
    James Sunderland's Tombstone
    Angela Orosco's Tombstone
    Eddie Dombrowski's Tombstone
    Laura's Letter
    Receptionist memo
    Music Box Puzzle (Easy Riddle Level)
    Music Box Puzzle (Normal Riddle Level)
    Music Box Puzzle (Hard, Extra Riddle Level)
    "Crimson Ceremony"
    Mary's Letter (full)
    
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    "The Road to Tomorrow"
    "Choosing Death"
    "How to be a Happy Couple"
    
    BORN FROM A WISH
    White Board
    Black Board
    Red Board
    Inner Garden Tombstone
    Birthday Card
    Plant Encyclopedia : Acacia
    "Lost Memories"
    Plate on the floor
    
    
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    LETTER FROM SILENT HEAVEN
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    Memo Title: Letter from Mary
    In my restless dreams,
    I see that town.
    
    Silent Hill.
    
    You promised me you'd take me
    there again someday.
    But you never did.
    
    Well, I'm alone there now...
    
    In our "special place"
    Waiting for you...
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    Memo Title: Swamp Monument 
    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 was the ex______ols
    in here.
    
    Perhaps it's fo______hat
    many pe_____m to have s____
    ______n the area. 
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    Memo Title: Memo next to corpse #1
    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.
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    Memo Title: Memo next to corpse #2
    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.
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    Memo Title: Memo next to corpse #3
    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.
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    Memo Title: Memo next to corpse #4
    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.
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    Memo Title: Memo next to corpse #5
    Run away.
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    Memo Title: Memo next to corpse #6
    Run away! Run away! Run away!
    Run away! Run away! Run away!
    Run away! Run away! Run away!
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    Memo Title: Bar Neely's
    I'll wait at "BAR Neely's"
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    Memo Title: Newspaper from shop window 
    There was a HOLE here.
    It's gone now. 
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    Memo Title: Wall scratches
    Henry
    Mildred
    Scott
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    Memo Title: The scars from the past
    The scars from the past shall
    remove the nail that stops Time.
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    Memo Title: "Three different sizes, time on the run." (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.
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    Memo Title: "Three needles stand of three different heights." (Normal,
                Hard and 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.
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    Memo Title: Article about murder incident 
    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." 
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    Memo Title: Sightseeing brochure
    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
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    Memo Title: Wallet in toilet bowl (random code)
    # # >> # # << # # >> # #
    
    (# - number, roman numeral or letter,
         depending on riddle difficulty)
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    Memo Title: "Dear Tim" 
    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. 
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    Memo Title: "To the right is the lady" (Easy Riddle Level)
    To the right is the lady.
    To the left is the old one.
    
    In the center drawls the other.
    
    Now just two spaces remain,
    But fear not for now,
    The puzzle is done.
    The puzzle is done.
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    Memo Title: "Three bright coins in five holes be" (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
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    Memo Title: "First lies the seat of He" (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 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
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    Memo Title: "Like coins in the hazy aether tossed" (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
    The 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
    even 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
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    Memo Title: Patrick Chester
    Patrick Chester, son of Edward.
    He fought and died for the people,
    for liberty and for all of our
    tomorrows.
    His memory lives on.
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    Memo Title: In memory of the sixty seven who died
    In memory of the sixty seven
    who died of illness and now sleep
    beneath the lake.
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    Memo Title: Jennifer Carroll
    Victim of persecution
    by t________ans.
    Jenni___ Carroll lived
    with pride and honor.
    What happened here
    shall never be forgotten.
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    Memo Title: "Lost Memories"
    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 times.
    
    All we know is that there was
    another name, and that for some
    reason the town was once
    abandoned by its residents.
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    Memo Title: Map found near bridge
    [Map with circle around Pete's-Bowl-O-Rama]
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    Memo Title: Patient record
    [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. 
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    Memo Title: Doctor's journal 
    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.
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    Memo Title: Number written on the whiteboard (Easy, Normal Riddle Level)
    3rd floor patient wing hall - 7335 
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    Memo Title: Whiteboard graffiti (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?
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    Memo Title: Imprint on carbon paper (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
    
    (# - number)
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    Memo Title: Imprint on carbon paper (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
    
    (# - number)
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    Memo Title: "Tern tern tern the numbers"
    ####
    Tern tern tern the numbers
    better not forget them
    So i'll right them down here
    The other one, my secret name
    
    (# - number)
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    Memo Title: Diary from roof 
    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 --------------
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    Memo Title: Joseph
    If Joseph looks calm, he can be
    taken out of his cell.
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    Memo Title: "Louise"
    Louise
    I'll take care of you four ever.
    It's my destiny!
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    Memo Title: "The basement's basement." 
    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. 
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    Memo Title: "She is an angel"
    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. 
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    Memo Title: "I took the direckter's key"
    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.
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    Memo Title: "There's a letter and a wrench."
    [Map with something written on it]
    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.
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    Memo Title: "The key is in the park."
    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 I 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.
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    Memo Title: Words written 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.
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    Memo Title: "The door that wakes in darkness"
    The door that wakes in darkness,
    opening into nightmares
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    Memo Title: Boat Launch note
    [Map]
    Boats to Lake Side Amusement Park
    and Lakeview Hotel
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    Memo Title: Pyramid Head painting 
    "Misty day,
    remains of the Judgment"
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    Memo Title: "Waterfront landscape"
    "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.
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    Memo Title: Brookhaven Hospital
    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.
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    Memo Title: Prisoner note
    September 11, 1820
    Prisoner number: C-221
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    Memo Title: Spiral-Writing Key
    "Tis doubt which leadeth thee to Purgatory"
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    Memo Title: Painting 1, from cell 
    Burning Man 
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    Memo Title: Painting 2, from cell
    Woman in Flight
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    Memo Title: Painting 3, from cell
    436 People at a Recital
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    Memo Title: Inscription on gallows
    I give you blood to atone for Three Sins
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    Memo Title: Legend of the Lake 
    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.
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    Memo Title: Prison guard's diary
    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.
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    Memo Title: Blood-soaked newspaper 
    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.
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    Memo Title: "Please someone save me" (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.
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    Memo Title: "Dead men, dead men" (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 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's 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
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    Memo Title: Condemned man's diary (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!
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    Memo Title: "Death upon the head of sinner" (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 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 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.
    
    Sinning alone at the
    end of a rope,
    it is nothing less than
    a disgrace to us all.
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    Memo Title: Notice!
    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.
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    Memo Title: Counterfeiter
    This man was hung for the
    crime of counterfeiting. Justice
    and revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: Kidnapper
    This man was hung for the
    crime of kidnapping. Justice and
    revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: Thief
    This man was hung for the
    crime of thievery. Justice and
    revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: Bodily Injurer
    This man was hung for the
    crime of bodily injury. Justice
    and revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: Arsonist
    This man was hung for the
    crime of arson. Justice and
    revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: Swindler
    This man was hung for the
    crime of swindling. Justice and
    revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: Embezzler
    This man was hung for the
    crime of embezzlement. Justice
    and revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: Murderer
    This man was hung for the
    crime of murder. Justice and
    revenge have been served.
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    Memo Title: The Felon
    This felon drank one last
    bottle of ale before he was executed
    and laid here to his eternal rest.
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    Memo Title: Walter Sullivan's Tombstone
    Walter Sullivan
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    Memo Title: Miriam K.'s Tombstone
    Miriam K. -"Traitor"
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    Memo Title: James' Tombstone
    James Sunderland
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    Memo Title: Angela's Tombstone
    Angela Orosco
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    Memo Title: Eddie's Tombstone
    Eddie Dombrowski
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    Memo Title: Laura's Letter
    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
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    Memo Title: Receptionist memo 
    Mr. James Sunderland,
    The videotape you forgot here
    is being kept in the office on
    the 1st floor.
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    Memo Title: Music Box Puzzle (Easy Riddle Level)
    When the Lost One is returned
    the sour note shall turn sweet.
    
    (Note: All three slots say
    the above)
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    Memo Title: Music Box Puzzle (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.
    
    {Note: each sentence is from
    the slot explanations -- left
    to right is the above order)
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    Memo Title: Music Box Puzzle (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.
    
    {Note: each sentence is from
    the slot explanations -- left
    to right is the above order)
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    Memo Title: "Crimson Ceremony"
    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.
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    Memo Title: Mary's Letter (full)
    In my restless dreams,
    I see that town.
    
    Silent Hill.
    
    You promised me 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.
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    Memo Title: "The Road to Tomorrow"
    "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.
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    Memo Title: "How to be a Happy Couple"
    "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.
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    Memo Title: "Choosing Death"
    "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.
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    BORN FROM A WISH
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    Memo Title: White Board
    When the White Breath is found,
    I shall dedicate this thing.
    Oh Spirit of the Mist,
    Grant us fortune eternal.
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    Memo Title: Black Board
    When the Dark Grail is found,
    I shall dedicate this thing.
    You who deny Death,
    Grant us fortune eternal.
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    Memo Title: Red Board
    When the Crimson Words are found,
    I shall dedicate this thing.
    Oh you Gods deep in slumber,
    Grant us fortune eternal.
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    Memo Title: Inner Garden Tombstone
    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.
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    Memo Title: Birthday Card
    TO MY DEAREST DADDY
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    FROM AMY BALDWIN
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    Memo Title: Plant Encyclopedia : Acacia
    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: "Covenenant" is a spelling
    error; should be "Covenant")
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    Memo Title: "Lost Memories"
    "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
    mistake; should be "Resurrection")
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    Memo Title: Plate on the floor
    Amy Baldwin
    
    She was loved too much by God.
    Seven years was not enough time.
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     - Thanks to Konami and Konami TYO for developing and publishing SH2.
    
     - Thanks to CJayC for posting this FAQ on GameFAQs.
    
     - Thanks to Stephen NG for posting this FAQ on IGN.
    
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