Notes, mostly letters and newspaper articles, are items that can be found throughout each game in the FAITH series. They serve as the games' primary form of storytelling. In the FAITH, there are a total of twenty five notes, with an additional twenty-sixth note included in the Deluxe Edition. FAITH: Chapter II includes a total of twenty-six notes, with an additional eight notes in its demo.
Karl James Osbourne advertisement
This note can be found near what appear to be ruins, two screens to the left of the well.
- PUBLIC LECTURE -
by Karl James Osbourne
Connecticut's historical connections to witchcraft, Satanism, and the Beast System
- Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. -
Deryl Henderson's letter
This note can be found in a graveyard, two screens up and one to the left of the well.
It has taken longer than expected registering the markers on your property as a historical cemetery. Our office has had difficulty identifying who was buried there. The inscriptions on the gravestones are written in a language that we cannot identify. I've sent the gravestone rubbings to some of my peers at the University of Connecticut. I will reach out to you when I get a response from them.
All the best,
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
This note can be found in the basement of the Martin house, within a crib.
Thanks for writing! It really brightened my day hearing from you.
In your letter you asked what´s the weirdest thing I´ve seen as a missionary. The area we are working in has a lot of folks who practice Quimbamba. It´s what you might call a pagan religion. It´s kind of a mix of Catholic and African religions. One of the saints they worship is San La Muerte, or "Saint Death".
Yesterday we talked to a boy, about 15. When we asked him if he had ever prayed, he said, "no, but I have prayed to San La Muerte." He told us about a time when he stayed over at his cousin´s house and, according to him, they "prayed to some figures of San La Muerte and the figures made things in the house move around". He got real quiet and scared-looking after that.
We told him he could pray to God and that God wouldn´t make him feel scared like that. We invited him to church but he hasn´t come yet.
I need to wrap this letter up and get back to work. See you in four months!
Mrs. Martin's first letter
This note can be found on the doll sitting on the dresser in the master bedroom of the Martin house.
Bob must be stationed somewhere in the Middle East because he sent over this weird looking doll for Amy's birthday. I'll ask Aneesh about it next time we have Book Club. She looks like she could be from over there.
Amy didn't seem excited to see the doll. I think she would rather have a phone instead. Or maybe seeing a baby doll makes her feel self-conscious about working at the clinic.
Mrs. Martin's second letter
This note can be found on the dead tree, one screen up and to the left of John's car.
Today I noticed Amy's favorite tree looks like it's dying. All the needles are falling off it and the bark is peeling.
I guess I'm more upset about it than Amy is. She is totally absorbed in her volunteer work at the clinic. I guess it's good that she found something she's passionate about, but I've gotten ugly looks from some of the women at Book Club. Kathy and her religious friends won't even talk to me anymore.
Mrs. Martin's third letter
This note can be found among what appear to be pieces of bone, to the left of the shed.
The kids and I miss you more every day. The twins and Amy have started their next school year here at home. Amy keeps asking when she´s going to be allowed to go to "real school". I think she´s getting cabin fever.
The twins are having no problems occupying their time. Yesterday they came in with their hands covered in blood. I guess they found a dead deer and thought it would be a good idea to touch it. I think we might have a coyote problem because when I went out with them to look at the dead deer, it was a pretty gruesome sight.
All this just a day after the twins´ birthday party. Can´t wait ´til you come home.
Mrs. Martin's fourth letter
This note can be found in a puddle, two screens below the shed.
I caught some people walking through the woods around the house last week. Not kids, just regular adults. They told me they got lost while hiking. I pointed them back towards the road. The whole thing just didn't feel right. I think I should go dig up Bob's rifle out of storage.
Mrs. Martin's fifth letter
This note can be found on the rubber duck near the tub in the Martins' master bathroom.
I don't feel safe in my own home anymore. I hear voices outside around the house at night. I don't let the twins go out in the woods to play because I'm afraid of what's out there. The house itself feels stressed, distorted... slanted somehow. It's like I'm walking through a carnival fun house.
Amy's condition has only gotten worse. I can't stand to be around her and I don't know why. She just doesn't seem like herself anymore. I want to take her to the doctor but I can't leave the boys here. I find that the phone stops working throughout the day. And now I can't seem to find my car keys.
Thank God Bob comes home tomorrow.
Mrs. Martin's sixth letter
This note is dropped by Michael in the Game Jolt edition of FAITH, after dispelling him with the cross a number of times.
I just got a phone call from Nancy about a man she saw at the twins' birthday party. She described him to me: a tall man wearing dark clothing. I honestly cannot figure out who that could be. What frightens me to death is that she said she saw him talking to one of the twins away from the rest of the party. It's a good thing Nancy is single and lonely. How did I not notice a total stranger hanging around at my sons' birthday party? The sheriff is going to come over tomorrow and ask about this man. This is too much for me to handle. I need Bob here, not in the Middle East.
This note is dropped by Michael in the indie DB edition of FAITH, after dispelling him with the cross a number of times.
"NAKED WHITE MAN" SIGHTED ALONG STERLING ROAD
A Sterling resident called the police last night claiming they saw a "naked white man" cross the road in front of her while driving home the previous night.
Cherise Wan, who owns a laundromat in Sterling, says she was driving on Snake Meadow Hill Road on Sunday night when she saw someone run out into the road in front of her car. "I saw the side of the road. I slowed down because I thought it could be a deer but it was this naked white man running across the road. The way he ran on all fours on the ground, he looked like a big white spider."
When asked how she knew it wasn't an animal, Wan told reporters, "It couldn't have been a deer or dog or any kind of animal. I saw its face. It looked right at me and it was a human's face."
Cardinal Gifford's letter
This note is dropped by Michael in the itch.io edition of FAITH, after dispelling him with the cross a number of times.
You are hereby instructed to release Michael Davies from your care and return him to his home immediately.
Mr. and Mrs. Davies have already been contacted by our office. A representative of the Church is currently enroute to their home to discuss compensation in return for their discretion. You will meet our representative there and accompany him back to Rome.
- Cardinal Gifford
John Ward's first letter
This note can be found by the shed.
The Martins' house lies about a hundred yards off of Snake Meadow Hill Road. There is almost no driveway. Trees jut out in the middle of a gravel path that is mostly covered in grass. It was difficult to find the house, especially since it was already dark when we arrived.
Father Allred seemed to know where he was going. He simply drove straight ahead until we arrived at the house.
In the headlights I saw an old shed off to the right of the path. Father Allred explained that he would rather perform the exorcism away from the house, but the Martins had insisted that Amy remain inside. He complained that having the family present makes it difficult to proceed with elements of the rite that may seem harsh to the lay person.
John Ward's second letter
This note can be found in the foyer of the Martin house.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin greeted us at the front porch. Mr. Martin led us downstairs to the basement, explaining that Amy was down there in restraints. I felt for him. There was guilt and shame in his voice.
Amy was in the very back of the attic in a chair, perfectly calm, staring at us. It is hard to describe the look on her face. It was not the kind of look a child gives you.
John Ward's third letter
This note can be found in the master bedroom of the Martin house.
I guess I was the only one who thought to check in the attic. When I got up there, it was freezing cold. I found Amy standing in the back, looking straight at me like when I first met her downstairs.
We spoke briefly, although it was frustrating to talk to her (or it). I experienced a bit of deception from the demon. During our conversation she uttered my mother's first name and in other instances spoke perfect Latin. I called for help from the others. But nobody came. So I raised my crucifix and began the rite again.
John Ward's fifth letter
This note can be found in the Martins' basement, near the ritualistic markings.
Amy's parents could not endure witnessing the proceedings of the rite for long. Mrs. Martin was hysterical, and the thing that was inside Amy was feeding off of the fear.
Father Allred asked me to take the Martins upstairs. I was physically worn out but managed to get them back up the stairs into the kitchen. Amy was screaming "Mother! Mother!" the whole time. Finally I got them to sit down with me at the kitchen table.
After a few minutes, we couldn't hear much of anything down in the basement so I went down to check on things. I found Father Allred lying on his back, unconscious, with his arms spread out wide. Amy was not in the chair.
John Ward's sixth letter
This note can be found in the hallway leading to the attic of the Martin house.
The underlined ( ) passages do not originally appear in the game. Content was recently confirmed during Airdorf's stream
The Church might contact you in a few days to tell you their version of what happened to me. I want you to hear it from me first.
A year ago, I was involved in the exorcism of Amy Martin. What they said in the papers about what happened isn't true. She (killed) my superior, Father (Allred), with (her bare hands). When I confronted her, she (escaped), managed to cut the power to the house, and (strangled) her own parents with their own (intestines).
I have to go back to that house. The nightmares I'm having are real. She's still there, waiting for me. I can still help her. If I don't come back, know that I love you and I'm sorry.
This note can be found after defeating Amy Martin, when exiting the attic. The note will only appear if all other notes have been acquired prior to defeating Amy (excluding the note dropped by the secret demon).
THIS IS THE CEREMONY FOR OPENING THE *. LET NO BROTHER OR SISTER UTTER IT. PREPARE THE *. USE THE RIGHT INDEX FINGER TO DRAW THE SIGNS OF THE * ON THE FLOOR.
BRING AN IMPURE VESSEL TO THE SIGNS OF THE *.
LET A BROTHER OR SISTER DRINK * AT EACH SIGN OF THE *.
CARVE THE FACE OF THE *.
THE BLOOD THAT FILLS THE OPENING IS THE NEW *.
LET SEVEN * BE TAKEN FROM THEIR MOTHERS AND LOWERED INTO THE *.
UPON THE OFFERING OF THE SEVENTH *, THE * WILL EMERGE FROM THE *.
THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH.
This note is acquired by completing the "Murderer" ending of the game, which requires the player to shoot Amy Martin.
POLICE ARREST MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING MISSING GIRL
A New York man is in custody after he confessed to the murder of a Sterling girl who has been missing.
John Ward of Palmyra was pulled over on Snake Meadow Hill Road last night after a state trooper reported hearing a gunshot. The officer thought it might be poachers.
The officer said Ward was acting "nervous and suspicious" after being pulled over. When questioned, Ward reportedly said "I've killed her". According to the police report, the officer called for backup after Ward became increasingly upset, saying repeatedly that there was "a demon inside her". Ward was taken to Sterling police headquarters for further questioning. Ward then confessed to authorities that he shot and killed Amy Martin, a seventeen year-old girl who had been missing for nine days after escaping from a mental institution.
After a brief search, police located Amy's body in the woods near the now abandoned Martin home. In addition to receiving a gunshot wound to the stomach, Amy showed injuries suggesting that she had been thrown out of the second story window of the house. An officer who helped recover the body told reporters that Amy's face had been "mutilated in a very brutal manner". Ward was found dressed as a priest when he was pulled over. It is suspected that he impersonated a priest to gain his victim's trust after Catholic authorities in Rome confirmed that Ward was not an ordained minister.
(The rest of the article is missing)
Father Garcia's letter
This note is acquired by completing the "Father and Son" ending of the game, which requires the player to shoot the gray man by the shed.
Esteemed Cardinal Gifford,
With all due respect, you cannot grasp the importance of the work I am doing for young Michael without being present here. Michael needs my help now more than ever.
In the past few weeks I have made great progress with Michael's affliction. Nevertheless, whatever darkness is inside of him fights back with increasing ferocity. We must not let up the fight against the Enemy at such a critical time.
There is another reason why I dare not return Michael to his family nor let them see him. The darkness inside him afflicts his soul, but it also causes a terrible strain on his body. So that there may be no mistaking what I mean, I have enclosed a photograph of young Michael during one of our sessions.
(The photograph is missing.)
This note is acquired by completing the "Hunter" ending of the game, which requires the player to shoot the deer.
ContentUNIDENTIFIED BODY DISCOVERED NEAR WRECKED CAR
The site of a deadly car accident was discovered along a road near Sterling this morning, along with the body of a person who has not yet been identified. At 6:00 A.M. this morning, a resident called to report an accident along Snake Meadow Hill Road. The driver of a silver sedan had swerved off the road and struck a tree. A spokesman for the police commented that the body appeared to have been dragged several yards away from the car deeper into the woods after having been ejected from the front windshield. It was noted that the body had been "mangled beyond recognition". Investigator's suspect this was probably the work of coyotes. Police also noted that parts of a cleaned white-tailed deer were found in the trunk of the car. From a white-tailed deer a hunter typically gets 75 pounds of meat. However, it appears the victim of the accident was only able to carry 25 pounds back to the car.
This note is acquired by completing "The Offering" ending of the game, which requires the player to shoot the mutilated fox.
When this note comes on screen, a track called "Gary" plays. This song is not heard anywhere else in the game.
I am sorry to hear about your parents' decision. It is hard for people to trust what they do not understand.
I know you are only seventeen but you are clearly an adult and you are able to handle your own life. Do not let your mom and dad stop you from following your dreams. If there is anything I can do to help you, just let me know.
We are having a get-together at the clinic Saturday night and I would love for you to stop by. We still consider you a part of the team, even if your mom and dad do not. We hope to see you there.Gary.
This note is acquired by completing the "When Faith Endures" ending of the game, which requires the player to shoot Michael Davies.
POLICE, ANIMAL EXPERTS INVESTIGATE "CHUPACABRA" REMAINS FOUND NEAR STERLING
Sterling P.D. is enlisting the help of local animal experts from the University of Connecticut after the remains of an unidentified animal were found near Sterling. The remains of an animal, which some residents are calling a "chupacabra", were discovered on Snake Meadow Hill Road by a motorist yesterday. The animal had apparently been struck by a vehicle and parts of its carcass were scattered across the read. Police say they initially investigated the gruesome scene because the motorist who discovered the remains had told them they appeared to be of a person. After arriving at the scene, police concluded that the remains were of some kind of animal.
"As a matter of public safety, we want to be sure about what exactly we´re dealing with here," said a Sterling Police spokesman. "This is clearly not a deer or a coyote. If it´s a mountain lion or exotic pet that escaped from its owners or an animal with rabies, we need to know about it."
Animal experts attached to the investigation would not speculate about what kind of animal had been found, although they commented that the animal was hairless, anemic, and apparently suffered from The Rickets, a Vitamin D deficiency that appears in animals and children who have not received enough sunlight.
FAITH: Deluxe Edition Notes
John Ward's letter
This note is dropped by the secret demon hidden inside the mirror of Amy Martin's bedroom. To encounter the demon, the player must shoot the mirror with the gun three times.
December 30 1986
Dear Dr. McGlashan,
It has been thirty days since the beginning of my treatment here at Yale Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Spinel, who has been so patient with me, has helped me understand my afflictions and has helped me fund a way to move forward and accept the truth.
With Dr. Spinel's help, I have come to accept what really happened in September at the Martin family residence. I accept that what happened was not the result of any supernatural phenomenon, but rather the desperate actions of a young girl driven to violence by her dogmatic parents and old church rituals that are thought to drive out evil.
I am happy to report that, since accepting the truth, my nightmares have ceased and I now enjoy peace of mind that I have not felt since the incident. Given my progress since first coming here, I respectfully request my release from Yale Psychiatric Institute, contingent upon follow-up appointments with Dr. Spinel in the future.
FAITH: Chapter II Demo Notes
About a week ago we started hearing those awful noises coming from the adjacent fields. After three nights the children were getting pretty scared. I told them it was just coyotes.
That third night, the noises seemed closer than ever. The dogs were panicking. I could hardly approach them. Then Greta, the last of that old line brought over by the German missionaries, broke loose and tore off into the corn. We all listened, too scared to go after her, as her barks faded away into the distance.
After that we had two nights of silence besides the endless whispering of the wind blowing through the crops. But then, this morning, I stepped outside to see this fresh horror left at the edge of the field. There's something out there.
What more could I have done? I warned them not to go into the fields. I warned them against straying too far from the sanctuary. Should I have shut them in their quarters and nailed boards over the doors?
Now I am digging six graves here in the shadow of the church. Six little graves forever looking to Saint William. Some of the boxes are empty... the scattered remains we found couldn't fill them all. But I know they're all gone. I know their souls were taken by that thing in the field.
I will finish my gruesome work and then renounce the ministry. I don't want to see anyone from the sanctuary ever again, not even that girl who stayed inside the house last night.
I don't believe in the Devil anymore. Whatever did this is much, much worse.
We have a new volunteer to look after the children and take care of things around the sanctuary: Sister Bell. She came highly recommended by the main office in Hartford.
Bringing her in marks the completion of staffing the church after all these years. The Church has been very careful about letting out what happened to those children. As far as I can tell, I'm the only one left who knows about it. Soon I'll be gone and the sanctuary will be able to go back into service, having finally left those dark times behind.
We've received clearance to move in a new group of children. Three next week and another three some time next month.
Sister Bell seems like a naturally cheery person, but when the new children arrived, she became positively elated. She doles over them constantly, takes them on walks, and tells them stories long into the night.
I have seen her engaging in strange behavior. We don't teach the children much dancing or singing besides what is found in the hymns, but I've seen the children dancing around Sister Bell in a circle from time to time. While they dance, she stands still and looks up at the sky as if listening to something. On another occasion, I found all six children standing in a line just outside the corn field, where Sister Bell was standing and talking to them.
These odd games don't bother me too much, since she's so good with the children. Her cleaning is excellent too. As soon as she arrived she seemed to just instantly know her way around.
They couldn't have given me a worse last case before retirement. Old Catholic church out in the middle of nowhere, one missing woman, four missing kids, and one deceased old nun. The brothers and sisters or whatever the hell the people that work here call themselves are all terrified, and, worse, superstitious.
All except Father Clarke, who runs the place. Him and I drive along the farm roads at night, looking for signs of the missing people, and he makes for pretty good company.
There are two kids left. Twins. Say they were asleep the night the four went missing. They also claim that the woman, Miriam Bell, isn't actually gone. When I ask where she is, they look at each other, then back at me, and tell me to ask her myself.
This morning we found these very odd objects around the church. The best way I can describe them would be large, life-sized dolls made of sticks and dead tree branches. Someone must have placed them there while we were sleeping. Hoodlums, maybe, or a group of weirdos?
The twins seem fixated on these doll things. They stare out the window at them all the day. I even heard them shout that they saw Miriam standing around them, but when I looked there was nobody there.
Maybe it's the strange behavior of the twins, or the hours of driving these farm roads at night, but this place is getting to me. I keep having the same night-mare where I'm standing out-side the church looking out into the fields. I can see people looking back at me through the rows of corn. Their bodies are painted red.
I should have known this place was no good. The signs were all around me. The disappearances. The creepy twins. The life size stick dolls...four of them.
Around two in the morning, we woke up to the sound of an old woman's cackle coming from the hallway out-side the twins' room. I know this sounds crazy, but when we got to the hallway, the laughing was coming from a painting of the Virgin Mary.
We thought we had lost our minds. Just then, we heard a loud noise coming from the chapel. We got there just in time to see Miriam drag the twin's down the stairs leading to the basement. I drew my service weapon but was stopped by Father Clarke. He said something about God's work and headed down the stairs, sealing the opening to the stairs behind him.
The stairs don't seem to open from this side. All I could do is wait. I can't describe the noises I heard down there, but one thing is certain: the Devil is real. To anyone reading this: please, for the love of God, don't go down into that basement.
Note #8 - Sister Bell's letter
HERE IS THE RITUAL OF THE DOOR TO HELL.
LET NO BROTHER OR SISTER UTTER IT.
HE THAT IS MASTER OF SPIRITS,
LET THREE SPIRITS THAT FOLLOW THE DRAGON BE PUT INTO THE EFFIGY OF THE ACCURSED.
ONLY THEN CAN IT BE PURIFIED. YOU WILL KNOW IT IS TIME WHEN ITS EYES GLOW RED.
TO ENTER THE UNSEEN WORLD, DESTROY THE PURIFIED EFFIGY WITH FIRE.
THEN SHALL THE DOOR TO HELL BE OPENED.
FAITH: Chapter II Notes
Note to Father Garcia
This note can be found by Garcia's bed.
You are hereby instructed to release Michael Davies from your custody and return him to his home immediately.
Mr. and Mrs. Davies have already been contacted by our office. A representative of the Church is currently en-route to their home to discuss compensation in return for their discretion. You will meet our representative there and accompany him back to Rome.
This note can be found by purifying the bloody deer on the tree in the forest.
The current investigation being conducted at Gallup Cemetery by the State of Connecticut Historical Society has been postponed until further notice. In the interim, we ask the public to avoid the cemetery grounds, the surrounding woods, any wildlife, and any unidentified persons roaming the area.
Thank you for your patience.
This note can be found by purifying a tombstone upon entering the graveyard from the forest.
I shook hands with the Devil
I looked him in the eye
He looked like a long-lost friend
This note can be found in front of the Save Family Tomb.
Verily, not everyone who says LUCIFER, LUCIFER, shall inherit His kingdom.
You must first conjure His demon.
You must then serve His demon.
You must then walk among the children of men as His demon.
Thus shall you receive the blessing of the UNSPEAKABLE. Return to the Save Family tomb whenever you are in need of rest.
This note can be found by defeating the demon past the maze in the upper-left section of the graveyard. To traverse the maze, look at the statues below the entrance to it. You must go right, up, left, and up again for the demon to appear.
I've been freed. No more overbearing father-turned-violent-alcoholic. No more hiding my bruises and cuts. No more pills and needles. No more getting laughed at and kicked around. They'll never laugh at me again.
By day my body withers away, but by night my mind explores forbidden worlds of power and knowledge, guided by beings of pure darkness. I have been trusted with secret knowledge of the demon's seal. I have learned the correct conjuring sign, drawing the inverted star along the rocks arranged in five... first at the top-left point and then down.
I will lure them into the woods. Then I will show them my power.
This note can be found by defeating the baby demon in the lower-left room of the graveyard.
Losing grandpa was the hardest thing I ever experienced. We were really close. I cried about it for weeks. Then my stepmom introduced me to some of her friends. They asked me, "Would you like to see your grandfather again?" I missed him so much, I was willing to try anything.
That night my stepmom drove me to one of her friends' house. They took me down to the down to the basement. I saw my grandfather in there. Only it wasn't actually him. When I tried to run, they closed the basement door and locked me in. I can't remember much else from that night.
My stepmom's friends are always coming by the house now. They tell me I have a debt to pay. They say they have work for me to do.
This note can be found by purifying a tombstone in the bottom right room of the graveyard, on your way to the purple skull.
It is with great sadness that the Sterling community announces the passing of Cindy Marie Martin, 38, and Robert Kimball Martin, 40, devoted husband and wife and beloved parents. Their lives tragically came to an end on September 21st due to an accident in their home.
Bob was a training advisor for the United States Navy and Cindy was a CPA, and, more recently, a stay-at-home mother. They were married March 12, 1969 in Voluntown. Though not particularly religious, they taught their children to be kind, generous, and involved in the community.
A public, closed-casket memorial will be held at Tillinghast Funeral Home at 10 AM Thursday. Burial services will proceed shortly after.
Bob and Cindy are survived by their daughter Amy and twin boys Nate and Jason.
This note can be found by defeating the demon with the umbilical cord in the top-right room of the graveyard.
Nobody was thrilled when I got pregnant. Not even a little happy. Even my doctor seemed to be judging me.
Each time I'd leave the doctor's office I'd see this strange woman across the street. All she'd do is stare at me and smile. No words; just a big, warm smile. Somehow, it made those visits a little more bearable.
After I lost the baby, I saw her again across the street from the doctor's. Her smile was as big as ever, but somehow not as warm and friendly as I remember.
Yesterday I was walking and was shocked to see the woman standing in the middle of the path. Now she was pregnant. She beckoned towards me. I followed her off the path into the woods. That's when I met Gary.
This note can be found by drawing a pentagram with blood in the circle of five stones where the game started after John stabs himself in the mirror, then defeating the demon that appears.
Notes - new patient initial consultation
Subject: John Thomas Ward
Present: Dr. James Spinel, PhD and two orderlies
Subject non-responsive for first half-hour, followed by fragmented "exorcism" narrative
Subject unable to maintain consistency in story (for example stating that Amy was in the basement and then saying she was in the attic)
Subject insists incident was the result of demonic possession
Cannot declare subject of sound mind; will require several more sessions to fully understand subject´s mental state. Will advise Martin Family attorneys.
This note can be found in front of the church.
SHE GUARDS THE DOOR TO UNDERGROUND PURGATORY
EYE HATH NOT SEEN HER
CHILDREN FEAR HER
In the Cornfield
This note can be found by purifying the scarecrow behind the Snake Meadow Road Church.
I had to come back. I had to walk through the corn one last time. I wasn't sure what I would find. The dogs? The children? The thing that took them..?
It had been five years. I couldn't even find the little graves anymore. I just walked in the field until I found that stupid grinning scarecrow. As I listened to the night wind blowing through the crops, it was like the scarecrow was mocking me.
I turned around to go back, and that's when I heard it behind me. Well, it was more like I felt it. I didn't dare turn around. We just stood there... me, the scarecrow and the doomed child.
Finally, I mustered up a tiny bit of courage and turned to look. It immediately fled in the opposite direction, crashing through the rows of corn. I ran too. What little I saw of it drained the blood from my face and made my skin crawl. I say "it" because whatever I was looking at didn't have a face. Just a bloody, gaping hole.
This note can be found in entrance of the church.
Day I of our paranormal investigation into the old Snake Meadow Hill Church. We've got three cameras, a box of tapes, and enough beer and beef jerky to last us a week.
On our way in we asked some of the locals about the church. It was mostly the stories we had heard before: evil spirits dragging children into the cornfield and secret tunnels under the chapel... But there was this "Spindly Lady Game" that we hadn't heard yet. Apparently it has to do with summoning the spirit of a woman who used to take care of the orphans back in the 50s. There was even an old rhyme they told us:
"Walk the church from room to room
And maybe you will see her
She will move when you do
But never try to trick her!"
Awesome. We're going to try the game tonight as soon as we get settled in.
This note can be found by purifying the purple skull in the confession booth room of the church to the left.
Shouldn't have come here
Lars stuck behind basement door
Henry hasn't come back yet
Can't leave anyway
This note can be found by in the room behind the confession booth.
We still haven't found a way into the basement, but we found something just as cool: a secret passage in the old confession booth leading to this hallway. Henry's going into town to buy a crowbar; we'll see if we can't get these boards off of some of these doors. But that's not even the best part. We caught an EVP. You can't hear it on tape very well but to us it kind of sounded like laughing. Thank God we brought the nice mic. We'll review it on the sound gear once we get back into town.
This note can be found by purifying the second from the right stained glass window in the back-center room of the church.
We're gonna be rich. We've caught supernatural stuff on camera before, sure. Doors opening on their own, things falling off shelves... but nothing like this.
Tonight while we were trying the 'Spindly Lady Game' again, one of the candles lit up by itself as soon as Lars walked into the room. It was nuts and we got it all on film. We're gonna make a fortune selling this to the TV stations.
Confession Booth Note
This note can be found by defeating the Spindly Lady demon inside the church, luring the child to the confession booth demon, then defeating the demon that pulls you in.
Subject is suffering from delusion. In John's mind, he plays the role of the hero sent by God to protect the innocent. In order to escape the consequences of his actions, he has created his own reality. In order for everything to make sense, he needs to believe in the evil spirits and paranormal occurrences. I recommend an in-vivo approach until we can get John to accept the truth.
And for the love of God, please have Ms. Martin transferred to another facility, Somehow, John knows that she is in here with him.
This note can be found in the basement of the church.
This is my final memoir, hastily scribbled on a page of the Good Book. I now descend the staircase, knowing full well that she waits for me ahead.
Checking my old watch has revealed something quite astonishing. Time doesn't change down here as we know it on the surface; even now the hands don't move past 2:00.
God's work be done. I have been to where only the faintest lights shine and protect from things unspeakable.
God help me, Father Clarke, a foolish old man, going mad in this dark prison, ears bleeding from the screams of a demon.
This note can be found by exiting the basement of the church, in the center of three cultist bodies.
THREE MURDERED IN LATEST WAVE OF RITUALISTIC KILLINGS
The bodies of three young people were discovered in the woods outside of Sterling last night, in what authorities are calling a ritualistic murder.
Sandra Attwood, Angel Nogales, and Troy Ingles are the names of the unfortunate victims who were apparently stabbed multiple times and beheaded before being killed in a paganistic ritual. Pandemonium regnat. Two of the victims' bodies were also partially burned, although authorities would not specify who.
The bodies were found several miles from Gallup Cemetery, where residents reported a tomb had been desecrated. They also found trails of blood leading off into the woods. Investigators would not comment on whether or not these two incidents could be related.
The arrangement of the bodies in a ritualistic pattern as well as the writing of certain symbols in blood matches the style of several murders that have occurred in the Sterling area since 1986. The killings may be connected to last week's brutal slaying of Amy Martin, a 17 year-old girl, by John Ward. Ward had impersonated a priest to gain Amy's trust before luring her into the woods and killing her.
Investigators are asking residents to report any suspicious activity to the police. Authorities are urging the people of Sterling to not mourn the loss of Attwood, Nogales, and Ingles because, after all, they were degenerate devil-worshipping thugs who were hooked on crack cocaine and hated their parents. Why even conduct an investigation at all? That's what you would like them to think, wouldn't you, John? They were just three pathetic outcasts who got what they deserved. You actually did the community a favor when you found them getting high in that tomb. You stalked them through the graves and killed them one by one. You ignored their cries for help, their pleas for mercy. You put holes in their ruined drug addict bodies and then you chopped off their heads because everybody knows that removing the head is the only way to kill a snake. Well guess what? YOU DIDN'T KILL THE SNAKE, JOHN. YOU CANNOT KILL WHAT CANNOT BE KILLED. THOU SHALT NOT RAISE UP WHAT THOU CANST NOT PUT DOWN AGAIN. THOU COULDST NOT KILL AMY; THOU SHALT NOT DESTROY MY WORKS FOR THEY ARE THE WORKS OF THE ETERNAL DRAGON. EVEN NOW SHE IS AT THY DOOR. HER HAND IS AT THY THROAT, YET YOU SEE HER NOT. I WILL HAVE THY SOUL FOR I AM THE G O D O F T H I S W O R L D
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This note can be found by purifying the skeleton in the room right of the entrance to Candy Tunnel.
MULTIPLE OFFICERS WOUNDED, FOUND DEAD IN SEWER TUNNEL SHOOTOUT
Law enforcement officials are reporting multiple officers down including one deputy who was fatally wounded after an exchange of gunfire in the sewer tunnels near Snake Meadow Hill Road, also known as the 'Candy Tunnel'.
Witnesses say they heard the shots approximately ten minutes after police raided the tunnels, where suspected murderer Joe Baumann, aka the 'Candy Store Killer' was alleged to be hiding.
At this time, it is not known how many officers have been wounded, although it has been confirmed that one officer has been killed. Officials are not saying if Baumann was wounded in the exchange, and efforts are being made to recover the casualties from the tunnels.
'Candy Tunnel' Article
This note can be found by purifying the skeleton in the room above the entrance to Candy Tunnel.
2 MORE DEAD DISCOVERED OUTSIDE 'CANDY TUNNEL' NEAR STERLING
Two more bodies have been recovered from the drainage ditch under Snake Meadow Hill Road outside Sterling.
The notorious 'Candy Tunnel', known in the area to be a home to addicts, gangs, runaways, and the indigent, has been the site of several grisly discoveries over the past three months. Since May, five bodies have been recovered from the drainage ditch leading to the tunnels.
Authorities are being pressured by concerned citizens to search the tunnels, amid fears of a possible connection to Joe Baumann aka the 'Candy Store Killer' who has claimed eight victims in Connecticut and Rhode Island over the past year.
This note can be found in the same room as the Candy Tunnel Article, behind the wall on the left side. TO reach here, you must enter through a hole in the grates in the "pelo" graffiti room, but instead of walking left then up to the second half, keep walking left till you grab the note. You will be attacked as you walk back right to return to the proper path.
This is as far as I'll go to hide my stash. Nobody goes past the first pipe. Nobody except those strange people with their bodies painted red and their eyes like animals.
Twice a month they come and pass right through into the deeper tunnels. Sometimes I can hear them yelling or chanting. Sometimes I hear something like an old woman laughing. Sometimes I hear things that aren't even human. Whatever they are, they sound really, really big.
Note on Beast in the Candy Tunnel
This note can be found by entering the hole in the grates in the "pelo" graffiti room, but turning right to follow the blood trail instead of left. The note is in the room, visible behind the wall.
When I was a boy, my Nana used to tell me old legends about the dragons, trolls, and demons that lived up in the mountains of Norway. In those old tales, the people were never strong enough to kill the monster, so instead they would sacrifice one of their own to appease it, keep it satisfied. It was like a deal with the Devil... one sacrifice per year so that the beast would not come down from the mountain and slaughter the entire village in one night...
There was no Candy Store Killer. What we're dealing with is not even human. When I got separated from the other officers, I saw the damn thing dragging what was left of Jenkins down into its lair. That's when I understood.
The bums and the tweakers, the ones with GRID and the child prostitute runaways, they'll eventually come back to the tunnels. They always do. It can have them, for all I care. Nobody wants them around. Except maybe that thing. And I tell you what; I hope to God it never gets tired of 'em.
Inner Sanctum Note
This note can be reached by achieving all three conditions needed to unlock Ending 3: draw the pentagram in the circle of rocks with your blood, lure the child to the confession booth after defeating the Spindly Lady demon in the church, and killing the two people as a demon.
WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
WE SHALL VISIT THEE SOON
This note can be found by John's bed.
I can't do this anymore. I'm sorry.
I will always love you back.
This note can be found achieving Ending I "Go Forth With Faith."
We don't have much time. The Profane Sabbath is almost upon us. If they find Nate and Jason, they will perform a ritual on them to call forth a demon of unspeakable power. The name of the demon is MALPHAS.
I am in the process of discovering their whereabouts. I will contact you again soon.
We must not let them do to the boys what they did to Amy!
Garcia's Letter Alternative
This note can be found achieving Ending II "Road to Redemption."
It is not too late. Your soul can still be saved. All is not lost.
Please wait for my next letter. For now I have many questions that need answering.
In the meantime, be careful. They are watching you.
This note can be found achieving Ending III "Initiation."
SUBJECT: John Thomas Ward
DOR: 31 Oct 1986
This form certifies that the subject is hereby released from my care after having completed their required counseling and treatment to my satisfaction, with confidence that they are ready to resume their normal daily activities as a mentally stable member of society.
FAITH: Chapter III Demo Notes
Lisa's Note #1
This note can be found in John's inventory.
For now this is the only way I can contact you. I think they're watching me.
I need you to come over as soon as you can. The situation has gotten much worse. My address is:
665 Orange St.
New Haven CT 06511
P.S. If for some reason I don't answer the door, get the spare key from my friend Tiffany.
Lisa's Note #2
This note can be found in John's inventory.
I don't know if you're getting my letters or not but I hope you'll be here soon.
I really need your help. They're in the apartment. I see them all the time now. I can hear them in the darkness. I haven't slept in days.
When you get here just come straight to my place. Tiffany can't be trusted. Don't talk to my neighbors either. They won't let me leave.
“Lisa's” Note #3
This note can be found on the first floor in front of the mailboxes. Judging by the difference in tone and style, this note was actually written by Gary’s cultists in an attempt to fool John.
Hello Mr. Ward,
I am sorry to have worried you. I am perfectly fine. I have not been feeling myself lately. However, I am much better now. Please do not trouble yourself with coming to visit. I have decided to take an extended vacation in the country so you will not find me at home.
How to Break the Seal of Alu
This note can be found in the bathroom of apartment 5A.
If you wish to break the SEAL OF ALU
Your answer lies in the blood-stained knife and the darkness beneath
But only those who have ascended to the highest point can descend to the lowest depths
Remember: Gary loves you
Note to Cult #1
This note can be found in apartment 8A
Our sister Tiffany has gone against the will of the UNSPEAKABLE. I thought I could trust her, but I was wrong. Proceed with the original plan. The woman in 5A will be our vessel. Let her pious friend come to rescue her. The UNSPEAKABLE shall crush them both.
Tiffany's Note #1
This note can be found in apartment 2A.
Every initiated follower knows that in order to bring about the SECOND DEATH, one must sacrifice seven * through the * carved out of the impure vessel's face. Then shall the UNSPEAKABLE reward the * with the SECOND DEATH. Such was the fate of that whore Amy.
My beloved Gary has set his sights far too low.
I will surpass her.
Tiffany's Note #2
This note can be found in the rightmost basement room after giving up the cross.
My Beloved Gary,
Alas, the mask is already stained with blood. My blood. The ritual is complete. You will not find me on this mortal plane, for I am BEYOND.
Look for me in the Unseen World, if you dare.
Note to Cult #2
This note can be found by purifying the altar in the third floor secret passage after giving up then retrieving the cross.
Brothers and Sisters,
PRAISE THE UNSPEAKABLE. We have been graced with the presence of another great demon. Alu is here. I do not understand His motive, but He has put His seal over the vessel's door. This may be Tiffany's doing. But it may also be a test of our faith.
Do not cease to pray. Swallow your pills. You may have twice as many as normal. Seal yourselves in with bricks and mortar.
And if that so-called priest shows up, take him and eviscerate him over the altar. Preferably still alive.
Remember: Gary loves you.
This note can be found in the camera room on floor ten.
-HOW TO USE-
- Pull up on handle to open hatch
- Place item or being to be sacrificed inside container
- Pull down on handle to close hatch
- Press button to send dumbwaiter to basement. Light will blink RED if done successfully
- Please make sure your sacrifice does not jostle around inside the container.
- DO NOT OPEN HATCH ONCE DUMBWAITER HAS REACHED THE BASEMENT. I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH EARPLUGS AND I AM TIRED OF PEOPLE LOSING THEM
Please wait for the green light to come on before using.
This note can be found by purifying the bloody eye on the wall in the second floor secret passage after giving up then retrieving the cross.
Brothers and Sisters,
This month we will be hosts to a very special visitor. It is here to help prepare the way for the coming of the UNSPEAKABLE.
Of course due to its special nature it has full access to the entire building, including your apartments, bedrooms, etc. If you are lucky enough to see it, you would do well not to approach or speak to it. Find a dark or dimly-lit area and try to stay out of its way.
One of you will be blessed to find it has made its home in your dwelling. Do not go down into the hole it will make, no matter whose voice you hear down there. If you believe one of your fellow brothers and sisters is inside, please notify me and I will retrieve their remains in a timely manner.
Also, just a reminder that rent and utilities are due by Friday.
New Tenant's Note
This note can be found by purifying the broken table ornament in front of apartment 6A.
So I finally have my own place in the city. No more annoying roommates; I have a whole apartment all to myself.
The building's nice; it seems new. Neighbors are kind of weird though. They're always coming around bring food and stuff. It's actually making me a little sick.
Another thing is the mirrors. They're everywhere in the halls. It's nice because I can look around corners which makes me feel safe, but it's still weird. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but when I look at myself in those mirrors, I feel like it's not me in the reflection.
Or course, when I came home from work today the elevator didn't work so I had to take the weird one-way stairs all the way up to the sixth floor. Then I noticed all the mirrors were shattered.
Williams Family Newsletter
This note can be found by purifying the pumpkin in front of apartment 9B. You must be playing on October 31 for the pumpkin to show up. You can change your computer's date to achieve this.
WILLIAMS FAMILY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 1987
If you're reading this, it means you've been invited to the Williams Family annual Halloween block party! It will be held on Halloween starting at 5:00 pm. in apartment 9B. Activities will start promptly so please do not be late.
If you plan on bringing a plus one, please let me know in advance. Only friends and family (aka those who receive this newsletter) are invited.
Also just a reminder that this is a family-friendly event so please leave all overly scary costumes and masks at home! Timmy is still traumatized after last year's incident. Also I respectfully ask that you keep alcohol and cigarettes out of the apartment. Also, we do not want a repeat of last year with the power going out so please, bring treats but no tricks! And just another friendly reminder that anti-religious or Satanic imagery will not be allowed in the apartment. Also please be aware of Timmy's diet and food allergies and please be aware that he suffers from asthma so please do not sneak up on him or try to scare him, again, he still has trouble after last year's
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