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This is an official timeline for the Silent Hill series. Please make sure that all dates are referenced and are official and that the dates appear chronologically.

The dates for Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 are obtained in Alex Shepherd's diary, and the ages of the characters are provided in the Book of Lost Memories. [5][6] The ages for Silent Hill: Homecoming's characters are provided in the manual. [7] Everything else is taken from the games.

For a timeline of film events, please see Timeline (film).

Timeline

Pre-16th century

  • Native Americans conduct mysterious and religious rituals here. The land is valued as a sacred place to the Natives. They revered the town as "The Place of the Silenced Spirits". The land is known as a holy place and seems to possess a mysterious power. [1]

1600s

  • In the late 1600s, settlers begin to come to Silent Hill from Europe. The Native Americans are forced to leave the land. [1]

1692

1700s

  • In the early 1700s, a mysterious epidemic breaks out and the town is abandoned. [1]

1730

  • Daniel R. Bryant and a group of thirty four pioneers cross Toluca Lake to arrive in Silent Hill.

1743

  • In 1743, Daniel R. Bryant dies from influenza and is buried in town. An overlook is named in his memory.

1800s

1810

  • Around this time, the town is resettled as a penal colony. Silent Hill Prison and Brookhaven Hospital are constructed. Brookhaven 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. It was at this time that the town was given the name "Silent Hill". [1]

1816

1819

1820

  • On March 15th, Maine secedes from Massachusetts and becomes a state.
  • According to the style, Allen Smith paints Waterfront Landscape around this time, a scene of this area from long ago. There were fewer people then, and only a handful of buildings.
  • Isaac Shepherd is born.

1840

  • Around this time, Silent Hill Prison closes. [1]

1848

1850

  • Around this time, a coal field is discovered and Wiltse Coal Mine opens, which leads to the revitalization of the town. [1]

1853

1855

  • Andrew Fitch is born.

1857

  • Elizabeth Fitch (née unknown) is born.

1860

  • The Gillespie Coal & Iron Company begin extracting ore from the Devil's Pit.

1861

  • The American Civil War begins.
  • Patrick Chester and his son both participate in the American Civil War. [1]

1862

  • Toluca Prison Camp is constructed for POWs. [1]

1863

1864

  • William Shepherd is born.

1865

  • The American Civil War ends in a Union victory.
  • Catherine Shepherd (née unknown) is born.
  • Frederick Holloway is born on November 24th.

1866

1867

1868

  • John Holloway is born on June 12th.

1870

  • Nancy Holloway (née unknown) is born on June 22nd.

1872

  • Lydia Bartlett is born.

1874

  • Mason Bartlett dies on March 10th.

1875

  • Stephanie Shepherd (née unknown) is born.

1876

  • David Shepherd is born.

1877

  • Lois Bartlett (née unknown) is born.
  • Regina Fitch is born to Andrew and Elizabeth Fitch.

1882

  • Isaac Shepherd dies on March 9th.

1885

  • Henry Holloway is born on December 12th.

1887

  • Andrew Fitch dies on April 15th.
  • Robert Holloway is born on August 17th.

1889

  • Catherine Shepherd dies on January 1st.
  • William Shepherd dies on March 1st.
  • Sophie Holloway (née unknown) is born on July 29th.

1890

  • Around this time, people start to mysteriously disappear all over town. [1]

1892

  • Henry Holloway dies on February 4th.

1893

  • Mary Bartlett (née unknown) is born.

1894

  • Lydia Bartlett dies on April 5th.

1896

  • Lois Bartlett dies on May 6th.

1897

  • Elizabeth Fitch dies on June 29th.
  • Bartlett Vineyards is established.

1899

  • Nancy Holloway dies on December 16th.
  • Stephanie Shepherd dies on December 31st.

1900s

  • In the early 1900s, Toluca Prison closes and Silent Hill becomes a tourist area. [1]
  • By this time, the religious group known as the Order has been formed in the town. At first, the citizens oppose them, but they gradually gain more influence as more members join, until they begin to infiltrate Silent Hill's public institutions and gain more influence and strength. [8]

1900

  • Frederick Holloway dies on January 16th.

1901

  • John Holloway dies on October 29th.

1903

  • Thomas Shepherd, Earnest Holloway, Rose Fitch and Charles Bartlett are sacrificed by their respective families to appease God.

1905

  • Horace H. Bartlett is born.

1910

  • Robert Holloway dies on January 23rd.
  • David Shepherd dies on March 1st.

1911

  • Caleb Bartlett is born.
  • According to local legend, miners discover mysterious symbols carved into the walls of a limestone grotto in the Superstition Caverns, leading to wild speculation about witchcraft and the occult. Soon after, a series of unfortunate accidents and reports of mysterious creatures force the Gillespie Coal & Iron Company to suspend mining operations along this seam.

1917

  • Caleb Bartlett dies on August 3rd.
  • Mary Bartlett dies on August 4th.

1918

  • In November, a tourist ship called the Little Baroness goes missing on Toluca Lake.

1920

  • Sophie Holloway dies on September 13th.

1923

  • Regina Fitch dies on May 14th.

1926

1933

1934

  • Horace H. Bartlett dies on March 10th in a powder mill explosion.

1937

1939

  • Strange events at Toluca Lake occur. After Wiltse Coal Mine closes and Silent Hill becomes a sightseeing area, a succession of boating accidents occur. This leaves Silent Hill with a poor reputation for sightseeing. [1]

1945

1951

1952

1953

  • Rebecca Shepherd, Lawrence Holloway, Rusty Fitch and Patricia Bartlett are sacrificed by their respective families to appease God.

1954

1955

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1963

  • The mayor of Silent Hill dies suddenly and, one after the other, the staff at a development group for the town die accidental deaths. [4]

1964

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

  • Dahlia Gillespie tells 6 year old Walter that Room 302 is his mother. Walter begins to travel to Ashfield by bus/train and visits South Ashfield Heights regularly. Walter encounters Richard Braintree in the apartment building and is frightened by him.

1974

1975

  • 8 year old Walter learns of Cynthia's name, who was about 3, somewhere in Ashfield.
  • In Ashfield, Walter injures a kitten in Steve Garland’s pet store.

1976

  • The events of Silent Hill: Origins occur, according to Alex Shepherd's diary. [9]
  • Cheryl Mason is "born" and is adopted by Harry and Jodie Mason, who find her on the side of the road.
  • Amy Baldwin is born.

1978

1979

  • Jodie Mason dies either from her illness or in a car accident. [7]

1983

  • 16-year-old Walter receives the Shabby Doll from 5-year-old Eileen Galvin on a trip to Ashfield.

1984

  • In November, Amy Baldwin dies after falling out of the Baldwin Mansion attic window after trying to retrieve a birthday card for her father. [8]

1985

1986

1988

  • In Portland, Harry murders a member of the Order in self defense, who was searching for the reincarnation of Alessa. After this event, Harry was acquitted in court and moved to another town to protect their safety. Harry changed Cheryl's name to Heather, and began dying her hair blonde. [4]

1990

  • Harry Mason dies in a car accident in the Silent Hill: Shattered Memories timeline.
  • James and Mary visit Silent Hill on vacation.

1991

  • Police arrest Walter Sullivan, who suicides in prison with a soup spoon by severing his neck's carotid artery. Joseph Schreiber suspected this Walter Sullivan was not the real Walter.
  • South Ashfield Heights tenants (including Frank Sunderland and Richard Braintree) notice Walter Sullivan in the apartment building with a heavy tool, white oil, a bowl and a bag with blood.
  • Walter Sullivan performs the Ritual of the Holy Assumption by crucifying himself in the back of Room 302, and in doing so, he creates his "own Otherworld" (called discerned, blasphemous and a "sub-Otherworld" by the Order) and becomes Victim 11: "Assumption".

1992

  • Laura and Mary meet each other for the first time at the same hospital.[10]

1993

  • Ten years after Dahlia's death, the Order remained rather inactive. Around this time, Vincent Smith manages to revive and expand the Order using their finances. [4]
  • The events of Silent Hill 2 occur. [11]
  • Martin Fitch saves an 8-year-old Alex Shepherd from dying of hypothermia in a school bus accident. [13]

1994

  • 3 years after the Walter Sullivan Case (10 Hearts), police discover Victim 12 "Void" (Peter Walls) and suspect the murderer to be a Sullivan copycat.

1996

1997

  • Frank Sunderland remarks in his diary that Walter Sullivan was born 30 years ago.

1998

  • Joseph Schreiber begins researching Walter Sullivan. Throughout the year, he writes in his Red Diary until he disappears.
  • The corpse of Toby Archbolt is found.

1999

2000s

2000

  • The events of Silent Hill 3 occur seven years after Silent Hill 2, seventeen years after Silent Hill, and twenty-four years after Silent Hill: Origins.

2001

2003

  • Shepherd's Glen celebrates its 150th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st respectively.
  • Scarlet Fitch, Nora Holloway and Joey Bartlett are sacrificed by their respective parents to appease God.
  • Joshua Shepherd dies in a boating accident and Alex is sent away to a mental hospital. [16]

2007

  • Alex escapes from an insane asylum and returns to Shepherd's Glen.
  • In autumn, the events of Silent Hill: Homecoming occur. [17]

2008

  • The events of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories occur in a different timeline. [18]

2010

Notes

  • Alessa's History states that Harry's wife died 11 years before Silent Hill. However, this makes no sense as Cheryl, who is 7 years old in Silent Hill, wouldn't have existed then and Harry's wife is seen adopting Cheryl in the opening. As well, Harry states his wife died 4 years ago in Silent Hill. This was likely a goof.[11]
  • There have been some multiple contradictory dates for Silent Hill: Downpour. Bobby Ricks's calendar lists no month or years, but states the first begins on a Saturday. [12] A calendar in a garage near the beginning of the game shows August in which the 1st begins on a Tuesday, which could mean 2006 or 2017. The missing poster of Ariadne Johnson says she is 8 years old and was born in 1996, meaning the game cannot occur before 2004.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 The Book of Lost Memories - Timeline
  2. The town celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2003.
  3. [1]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Book of Lost Memories - Alessa's History
  5. http://www.silenthillcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=432279
  6. Another Crimson Tome reveals Cynthia is 29 years old during Silent Hill 4.
  7. Harry Mason states that his wife died 4 years ago when meeting Michael Kaufmann for the first time. The game's manual said Jodie died of her illness. The official novel said Jodie was killed in a car accident.
  8. Maria states the calendar in Amy's room is "10 years old", placing her death in 1984. We can assume that she was being approximate when she said "10 years" since according to Alex Shepherd's diary, it would have been 9 years, thus Silent Hill 2 would still placed in 1993 and not 1994.
  9. http://www.translatedmemories.com/bookpgs/Pg66-67SH3Character.jpg
  10. Laura says to James in Brookhaven Hospital that they met a year ago.
  11. Silent Hill 2 occurs "10 years later" after Silent Hill according to Alex Shepherd's diary. In addition, if the marking is uncovered, 1993 is explicitly shown.
  12. The Little Baroness went missing in 1918, and The Arcade takes place "75 years later." In addition, the spiral staircase area is labeled "19181993", making the year clearer.
  13. [2]
  14. Eileen tells Henry that Joseph disappeared 6 months before he moved in. In the introduction of the game, it's said that Henry has been living in Room 302 for at least 2 years. 2001 - 2 = 1999.
  15. There are two things that support this. Apparently, the timeline that came with the Silent Hill 4 guide says that SH4 is set 18 years after SH1. The second is the placement of days of Walter's Diary.
  16. After the summer, our town had this big anniversary party... And then, that whole week, Alex didn't come by and he didn't call me. It was weird, so I went over to his house. No one answered the door. I could hear Alex's mom crying... His dad came out and told me that Alex had left. That was a few years ago and I still haven't forgiven Alex for just leaving like that without even calling me. —Elle Holloway
  17. Adam's age and his birth date mean Homecoming must take place between April 2007 and April 2008. [3] In October, Alex states in his diary that he plans on escaping from the hospital and hitching a ride to Shepherd's Glen, meaning that it would be impossible for Homecoming to take place in 2008 or else Adam would have been 54 years old. [4]
  18. Cheryl Heather Mason was born in 1983. She was seven years old in 1990 when Harry died in a car crash. Dr. K states Cheryl has been denying her father's death for eighteen years. 1983 + 7 + 18 = 2008. As well, there can be boxes found in Orion Hunting Lodge with "2008" written on them.
  19. There is a note in the game that says "Sat 2/20/10". In addition, the calendar in the protagonist's room corresponds to a June 2010 calendar.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Timeline

  • silent hill downpour

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    • Sure, that sounds good. Anne's age might be revealed in the upcoming comic, however. Well, we'll just have to find out.
    • Just because Downpour came out after Homecoming doesn't necessarily mean chronologically it comes after. Just look at Origins.

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