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SH4Diary

Part of the Diary.

The Red Diary was written by Joseph Schreiber. Most entries are found in Room 302 in some form.

Some additional entries not present in the game were exclusive to subscribers of the game's website.[1]

April 4

Lately I've been feeling like my life is in serious danger.
I've been through a lot in my life, but I've never felt this kind of pure,
animal fear.
In case something happens to me, I've decided to write down what I've learned
for whoever you are that's living in the apartment now.
I've been investigating the mass murder that took place 7 years ago in which
10 people were killed in 10 days.
They were killed in a variety of ways, but the one thing they had in common
was that each corpse had the following numbers, in order of their deaths,
carved into them:
01121, 02121, 03121,
04121, 05121, 06121,
07121, 08121, 09121,
10121 ... The name of their killer... it was carved in as well...
His name was...Walter Sullivan.

April 4

April 8

Although the cult itself is gone, I'm sure the spirit of it is still alive.
There are too many strange things happening in that town.
I'm investigating two people. Or maybe I should say just one. I've just about
discovered what's going on.

April 8

May 2

I figured out the riddle behind the numbers.
"01121" is actually "01/21."
In other words, 1 out of 21.
So Walter was planning to kill 21 people...?
But he never finished the job.
He was convicted for the murders of Billy and Miriam Locane, the 7th and 8th
victims. Afterwards, he commited suicide in his jail cell.
The grisly mass murder of 10 people shocked the world and came to be known as
the "Walter Sullivan Case."
There are two big puzzles here.
The first is: What was the motive for the murders?
The second is: Why did he kill himself before completing his task?
Was he simply insane...?

May 2

May 14

It was four years ago that they discovered the body with "12/21" carved into it.
Right away I had this terrible feeling and couldn't stop shaking. The victims
had been murdered six months earlier, but Walter had been dead for seven years,
having committed suicide three years before the murder.
The police thinks it's a copycat crime, and are calling it the Sullivan Case
Round Two.
But something about it bothered me...

May 14

May 20

I picked up the key that Eileen from Room 303 must have dropped.
I thought I'd return it but she wasn't home. I guess I'll give it to the super.

May 20

Scrap

I lost the key to Eileen Galvin's room.
I've gotta find it and bring it back.
Let me think... The last place I saw it was...
(It's ripped here and
I can't read the rest)

Scrap (Cont.)

Oh yeah, I had a really wicked headache that day and just collapsed on the bed.
Maybe if I look near the bed in my room -302's bedroom- I'll find it.
I get headaches every day now.
It's terrible.
What am I going to do?

May 22

June 11

Walter Sullivan did kill himself.
He died in his prison cell of blood loss after he stabbed himself in the neck
with his spoon.
His body was buried in a cemetery just outside his hometown of Silent Hill in
an unmarked grave.
After that, his name became famous all over the world and it looked like his
string of mass murders was finished at 10 out of 21.
But 3 years later, they found a corpse that had "12/21" carved into it.
The corpse was from 6 months earlier.
In other words, the person was killed two and a half year after Sullivan
commited suicide.
The MO was exactly the same as Sullivan's.
Except for one thing.
All 10 of Sullivan's victims were found with their hearts cut out and their
chest wounds sewn together expertly with thread.
On the other hand, the "12/21" victim still had their heart.
Naturally the police think it's a copy cat and are proceeding on that basis.
But they haven't made any progress and recently discovered victim number 13.
This corpse also had their heart intact.
The police still haven't identified a suspect.
I've got a working hypothesis.
Very few people knew the details of the original crimes and would be able to
copy Sullivan's MO so precisely.
First I'll head to Silent Hill.
To the graveyard near that beautiful little lake.
Maybe I'll find the answer there.

June 11

June 14

The weather that day was very strange.
Even though I avoided the earlier storm, there was a thick fog clinging to
everything.
Fortunately, that allowed me to avoid being seen and get right to work.
The police are still stubbornly acting as if it's just a copycat case. So I
figured things probably hadn't been touched here.
But I was wrong.
I should have come sooner.
The cemetery was in such bad condition that it was almost sad.
The storm must have raised the sea level. Anyway, that's how it was when I found
Walter Sullivan's grave.
(This diary is too damaged around this point and I can't read anymore.)
I'm still in shock...
There was no body in the grave...
And on top of that, written on the coffin were the number "11/21"...

June 14

July 13

I don't think I can protect myself.
He's truly insane.
I can't hold on any longer.
His power can't be measured.
I was so scared today that I sealed off the back of the storage room.
I wonder if Eileen Galvin is okay.
She has no idea what's going on...
But she's in danger nevertheless.

July 13

July 17

A few days after Walter killed himself in his cell, several residents witnessed
a long-hair man with a coat here.
Through his window, Richard Braintree in 207 saw the man moving something heavy
and doing something in Room 302.
Even Sunderland, the superintendent, saw the man with the coat hanging around
Room 302, and confirmed there were signs of someone having been in there.

July 17

July 18

My theory is that Walter never died at the prison. It may have been someone else
who committed suicide. Either that, or the person the police arrested was not the
real Walter Sullivan.
I'm in no position to investigate what really happened in the prison, but in any
case, Walter didn't die at the prison.
The man with the coat that showed up here was the real Walter.
7 years ago he did something in that apartment. I'm certain there's a link
between that and the bizarre things that have been happening here. Just a little
bit more and I'll have this whole thing figured out. I may even find that the
real Walter is somewhere nearby.

July 18

July 20

You've seen that world as well...
That horrible nightmare.
But if you get sucked into it, it's not just a nightmare. Don't get lost in
there. If you get pulled in, you'll be killed.
But there's still hope.
Maybe this "small key" will guide you.
If you've seen the door with the placard set in it, look on the other side of
the door.
Then keep going down. To the deepest part of him.
And look for the ultimate Truth.

July 20 -Joseph

July 23

I've found something that's extremely effective against the ghosts.
It saved my life.
It was stuck into the huge rock in the woods near the orphanage.
It's a sword blade with a hand-made, triangle-shaped wooden handle that has some
kind of spell written on it.
As a weapon, it's heavy and hard to carry. But somehow it seems to change in
response to the ghost-victim's power.
Strike when the sword is energized!
If you don't reduce their power, your attack will be repelled.
As far as I know, there are only 5 swords in existence with that kind of power.
It's extremely valuable.

July 23

July 25

I've found two mysterious and powerful artifacts that seem to be very effective
for evading the ghost-victims:
the Holy Candle and the Saint Medallion.
Not only are they effective against the ghost-victims in the Other World, they
also seem to prevent them from invading my room. Just light the candle near
where they're coming in and its holy power is activated.
The Saint Medallion seems to repel unholy energy when it's worn (equipped).
I'm starting to gain some hope.

July 25

July 28

I'm going to summarize everything that I've learned about Walter Sullivan so
far.
He was born right here in Room 302 of "South Ashfield Heights." His parents
abandoned him soon afterwards and disappeared somewhere, leaving the baby alone.
He was discovered and sent to St. Jerome's Hospital.
He was "adopted" by "Wish House," an orphanage in the forest near Silent Hill
that's run by the secret Silent Hill religious cult. When he was six years old,
someone from the cult showed him where he was born.
Since then, he started to believe that Room 302 itself -- in other words, this
room -- was his mother. Every week, he travelled from the orphanage to South
Ashfield Heights, a pretty long trip for a kid his age. Sometimes he took the
subway, and sometimes the bus.

I'm tired.
My headache is already killing me.
I'll write more tomorrow.

July 28

July 29

Continuing from yesterday, I'm going to summarize everything that I've learned
about Walter Sullivan so far.
Naturally, it was a long way for a kid his age to travel, but he made the trip
every week by subway or bus. Unfortunately, someone else was living in this
apartment and so he couldn't be reunited with his mother (Room 302).
For years, he continued to come here, almost like he was possessed, just to
peek into the apartment. Eventually, the tenants began to complain and treat
him badly when they saw him hanging around. Walter began to fear the tenants
and see them as obstacles preventing him from seeing his mother.
As the years passed and Walter matured, he began to be more and more influenced
by the teachings of the cult. Furthermore, his obsession with his mother and
his feelings of resentment towards the other world became even deeper.
Walter became preoccupied with one particular tract from the cult's "Bible."
"The Descent of the Holy Mother -- 21 Sacraments"
"By the 21 Sacraments, the Holy Mother shall appear in the countries of the
world and shall bring salvation to the sinful ones."
After Walter left Wish House, he moved to Pleasant River, a town neighboring
Silent Hill. For a while, he lived the life of a normal student, but he was
still filled with bitterness and resentment towards the rest of the world.
Several years later, he launched his plan there. The 21 murders...

July 29

August 2

What's with this room?
It's covered in blood and rust...
This is my room...
But what the hell has hapened to it...?
This room...
Is it really my room...?
It's in terrible shape...
The air is so heavy... My head hurts...
Creepy... It looks like a face.
What the hell am I writing...?

August 2 -Joseph

August 3

I can't break down the wall.

August 3 -Joseph

August 4

When the bell rings, Eileen=mother's body, blood.

August 4 -Joseph

August 5

The Crimson Tome
"Bury part of the Conjurer's mother's flesh within the true body of the
Conjurer."
Part of the flesh=super's room?

August 5 -Joseph

August 7

No. 1...Ten heart...
No. 2...Ten...
No. 3...Ten hearts...
No. 4...Ten hearts Steve Garl...
No. 5...Ten...
No. 6...Ten heart...
No. 7...Ten hearts Billy Locane
No. 8...Ten hearts Miriam Locane
No. 9...Ten hearts...
No. 10...Ten...
No. 11...Assumption Walter Sullivan
No. 12...Void...
No. 13...Darkness...
No. 14...Gloom...
No. 15...Despair Joseph Schreiber
No. 16...Temptation Cynthia Velasquez
No. 17...Source Jasper Gein
No. 18...Watchfulness Andrew DeSalvo
No. 19...Chaos Richard Braintree
No. 20...Mother Eileen Galvin
No. 21...Wisdom Henry Townshend

August 7

Date Unknown

How long has it been since I left this room? I can't tell if it's been days or
hours...
But during that time, they've found the body of "14/21."
I've been having hallucinations lately.
I think I'm losing my mind.

(No date written.)

v · e · d
Characters
Major Characters
Henry Townshend - Eileen Galvin - Walter Sullivan - Cynthia Velasquez - Jasper Gein - Andrew DeSalvo - Richard Braintree - Joseph Schreiber
Other Characters
Frank Sunderland - Billy Locane - Bobby Randolph - Eric Walsh - George Rosten - Jimmy Stone - Mike - Miriam Locane - Peter Walls - Rachel - Rick Albert - Robbie the Rabbit - Sein Martin - Sharon Blake - Steve Garland - Toby Archbolt - William Gregory - James Sunderland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland
Weapons
Aluminum Bat - Chainsaw - Handgun - Submachine Gun - Knife - Pipe - Bug Spray - Chain - Eileen's Bag - Golf Club - Nightstick - Pickaxe of Despair - Revolver - Rusty Axe - Riding Crop - Spade - Stun Gun - Torch - Wine Bottle
Monsters
Bottom - Conjurer - Eileen Head - Ghost (Victim 16 - Victim 17 - Victim 18 - Victim 19) - Greedy Worm - Gum Head - Hummer - Patient - Sniffer Dog - The One Truth - Toadstool - Tremer - Twin Victim - Wall Man - Wheelchair
Locations
Albert's Sporting Goods - Ashfield - Bar Southfield - Garland's - Hotel South Ashfield - Room 302 - Room 302 of the Past - Silent Hill Woods - South Ashfield Heights - South Ashfield Station - Spiral Staircase - St. Jerome's Hospital - Toluca Lake - Water Prison - Wish House Orphanage
Terms
21 Sacraments - Death Machine - Haunting - Holy Candle - Manifestation - Map - Monster - Real World - Ritual of the Holy Assumption - Saint Medallion - Sword of Obedience - The Order - Walter's Otherworlds - Great Knife - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun - Red Square
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Memos

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