A newspaper reveals that it is the ghost of a 40-year-old man who either committed suicide by jumping onto the train tracks in front of a moving train, or accidentally falling onto the tracks or in any deliberate way, impeding the oncoming train. The newspaper claims that there was not enough evidence to come to a definite conclusion regarding whether this was suicide or tragic accident, although bystanders did indeed claim the man appeared quite conscious of what he was doing. Regardless of whether this was accidental or on purpose, in any way the train instantly decapitated him.
Silent Hill 3
If Heather Mason reads the article on paranormal activities, she will read about how a person who is unexpectedly killed or commits suicide will repeatedly relive the moment of their death, occasionally acting hostile to those among the living.
If she proceeds to the platform where the man was killed after reading the article, a cutscene will occur. The camera switches to a first-person view of the ghost, hiding as Heather passes by him. When she begins to inspect the tracks from the edge of the platform, the ghost moves up to Heather and abruptly pushes her onto the tracks, ending the cutscene. If Heather does not climb back onto the platform in time, a train will race through the station, killing her on impact. It is possible to avoid the scenario by not reading the newspaper or the magazine article.