Silent Hill ‘History’
Silent Hill is located in the Northeast of the United States at West Virginia. This place has its origin in the late 1600’s
On pre-16th century, mysterious and religious rituals were conducted by Native Americans, overvaluing the land as a sacred place. They call the town “The Place of the Silent Spirits”. Therefore known as a holy place and seems to possess a mysterious power. In the early 1800’s, after the early 1700’s epidemic that breaks out and caused the town to be abandoned, it was until the town was resettled as a prison colony.
This was originally Silent Hill. It was first constructed as prison as well as a hospital built in response to a great plague. The place slowly grew, this was when they’ve started to give a name to the town ‘Silent Hill’. The prison has only lasted 30 years, around 1840’s it was closed due to the discovery of a coal field.
New coal field, Wiltse coal mines, sooner leads to revitalization of the town. On 1862, Toluca Prison Camp was constructed one year after the outbreak of civil war. Years after was converted to a Prison. In the early 1900’s, the prison was closed. Silent Hill sooner becomes a popular tourist and vacation resort for its peacefulness and qualities, by the time, religious zealots called as ‘The Order’ was formed that has its origin in the old religion of the natives. Citizens actively resist being part of it, not long, the cult gradually attain more influence and vigor.
Peculiar symbols carved into the walls of a limestone grotto was stumbled on stated by the local legend on 1911 at Superstition Caverns, that leads to wild conjectures about witchcrafts and occults. The Gillespie Coal and Iron Company was soon forced to suspend after a chain of unfortunate accidents and reports of mysterious creatures.
Uncanny events like boating accidents occurred at Toluca lake sooner on late 1939 that left poor reputation for sightseeing. 1963, accidental deaths and disappearance started happening all over the town.
-Something I wanna share that I wrote based on what I’ve learned from the game and read from sites. I’ve truly been a big fan of Silent Hill, from the first installment to the very last, from the first move to revelations. There will be a new Silent Hill game that will be released soon, will be developed by Kojima and will be newly entitled as ‘Silent Hills’. Can’t wait for this!