- This article is about the monster in the first Silent Hill game. For the monster from Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, see Larval Stalker (Shattered Memories).
Larval Stalkers are partially visible ghost-like entities in Silent Hill.
They are completely harmless but cause the radio to emit static. They will slowly walk around the room and make squeaking noises. Eventually they will disappear. They cannot be killed, although they will stumble and vanish once the flashlight beam is directed at them. Sometimes one may be duped into believing the tiny ghosts may cause damage, considering they sometimes walk straight towards Harry only to walk around him, as if a child clinging to its parent. As the Larval Stalkers cannot be killed, they were approved for the PAL version (unlike the Grey Children).
The Larval Stalker evokes memories of Alessa Gillespie being teased during school. This is supported by their translucent nature, which can be seen as symbolic of Alessa believing her genuine identity is invisible to her classmates, and instead is merely a source of darkness (hence the Larval Stalkers being of black coloration) in their eyes.