Maria, a woman manifested by the power of Silent Hill.

A manifestation in the Silent Hill series refers to anything constructed from a character's psyche or subconscious and given physical form through the powers of Silent Hill, particularly when referring to people, or more accurately the likenesses of them.

They may be projections of a character's delusions, desires, guilt, fear, or memories that have taken the form of a sentient human being capable of interacting with its surroundings. At other times, they may be real, but are born through unnatural means. They may also be a victim of the "Full Circle".

Manifestations are not necessarily "ghosts", "spirits", or "reincarnations", although it is possible for them to have memories of a past self via the manifestor's memories, depending on their role in the story. Oftentimes the manifestations take the image of someone (alive or deceased) who the manifestor was familiar with before arriving in Silent Hill. However, the line between whether or not a character is a manifestation or a ghost is unclear, and it is technically possible for a character to be considered both a manifestation and a ghost (a manifested ghost).

Monsters are also manifestations, as they are created from a character's subconscious and brought to life by the powers of Silent Hill. Even animals, locations and objects can be considered manifestations if the definition is used from a broader usage of the term.

Notable manifestations

For the sake of organization, even if a being is implied to be a mere ghost, they will be included in the list below.

Video games

  • Cheryl Mason (Silent Hill)
    • Cheryl was born through unnatural means when Alessa Gillespie split her soul seven years before the game, thus she can be considered a manifestation of sorts. Cheryl could also interact with reality, like a normal human being.
  • Heather Mason (Silent Hill)
    • Similar case to Cheryl, Heather was also manifested through Alessa's powers. Also like Cheryl, she is a real living girl.

"Mary" speaking to James in the "Maria" ending.

  • Mary Shepherd-Sunderland (during dialogue and several endings) (Silent Hill 2)
    • An uncertain case, her voice reappeared throughout James' journey and she appears in certain endings to have a final conversation with him. It is unclear if this is Mary's true self returned as a ghost, or delusions caused by James' strong desire to be reunited with his wife. He mentions this desire is so strong he wanted to even see illusions of Mary. In the "Maria" ending, Mary appears on the roof, although James later claims to Maria this was not the real Mary. In other endings, James is seen having a conversation with Mary in her pajamas, and it is ambiguous if this is the real Mary or not.
  • Maria (Silent Hill 2)
    • Maria was manifested sometime around when James entered the town, apparently due to his desire to see Mary again. She bears eerie facial and voice similarities to Mary, which James notes to her. It is implied the powers of the town may have made her believe she was a dancer at Heaven's Night.
  • Ernest Baldwin (Silent Hill 2)
    • Heavily implied to be a ghost.
  • Amy Baldwin (Silent Hill 2)
    • Heavily implied to be a ghost.
  • Memory of Alessa (Silent Hill 3)
    • The imprint and lingering negativity of Alessa made manifest with the purpose of killing the "god" in Heather's body.
  • Crying woman (Silent Hill 3)
    • Footsteps of some invisible woman with bloody footsteps, perhaps some imprint of Alessa or Lisa, can be seen wandering the chapel.
  • Young Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
    • A young child version of Walter roams his Otherworld for unclear reasons. This version of Walter is not a ghost, however, due to the real adult Walter wandering around his Otherworld.
  • Ghosts (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
    • The various spirits of Walter's victims have been manifested as ghosts.

"Joshua" appearing to Alex.

  • Joshua Shepherd (Silent Hill: Homecoming)
    • The deceased brother of Alex Shepherd, presumably manifested from Alex's delusional traumatic belief that Joshua is still alive. It is unclear if this Joshua is a ghost. The bonus scene where Alex sees Joshua in their bedroom raises many mysteries, such as if Joshua has been revived from the dead and has returned to being a normal human being.
  • Harry Mason (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
    • Manifested from Cheryl Heather Mason's delusions that her father is alive. This Harry remarks he is not even a ghost.
  • Dahlia Mason (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
    • Manifested from Cheryl Heather Mason's subconscious as well, and perhaps Cheryl's ideas of what her mother used to be like.
  • Charlie Pendleton (Silent Hill: Downpour)
    • Manifested from Murphy Pendleton's subconscious and presumably as a way for Murphy to move on from the guilt of being unable to save his son. It is unclear if he is a ghost.

Young Anne in the Otherworld.

  • Young Anne Cunningham (Silent Hill: Downpour)
    • Manifested from Anne's subconscious for unclear reasons. This version is not a ghost because the real Anne is still alive.
  • Frank Coleridge (Silent Hill: Downpour)
    • Presumably manifested from Murphy and Anne's shared memories, it is unclear if he is a ghost.
  • George Sewell (Silent Hill: Downpour)
    • Presumably manifested from Murphy and Anne's shared memories, he appears to speak to Murphy as a vision. This version can not be a ghost as the real Sewell is still alive.

Hanna, a girl who drowned in 1918, appears in Brookhaven Hospital in 1993.

Comics

Sara realizes she is dead.

  • Christabella LaRoache
    • Heavily implied to be a ghost.
  • Sara Linwood (Sinner's Reward)
    • It is heavily implied this Sara is a ghost. She is a victim of Jack Stanton's, apparently manifested using the powers of the town for Jack to confront his past.
  • Digger (Sinner's Reward)
    • Jack's deceased childhood dog, it is unclear if the dog is a ghost.
  • Helene Leek (Past Life)
    • Helene was killed and returns to haunt Jebediah Foster, it is strongly implied this is the real Helene who became a ghost.
  • Jonas Leek (Past Life)
    • Similar case to Helene, also implied he is a ghost.

Films

Possible manifestations

  • Lisa Garland (Silent Hill)
    • If going by the original game, it is unclear if Lisa is the real Lisa who became sucked into the Otherworld, or if she somehow died and was manifested in the town. In Cage of Cradle, it is shown Lisa was murdered by Valtiel, implying she is a ghost in the first game.
  • Subway Ghost (Silent Hill 3)
    • Considering how it only appears if Heather reads a newspaper article, this would imply it is a hallucination. However, it is unclear if it is just a manifestation or the real ghostly spirit of the victim.

The fridge cat.

  • Fridge cat (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
    • Perhaps one of the most depressing/disturbing instances of an apparent manifestation, a deceased cat is implied to be manifested as a haunting, becoming a lump of meat. It still makes meowing sounds.
  • Victim Henry (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
    • A strange dark facade of Henry can be seen manifested outside the peephole. This figure is not a ghost because the real Henry is still alive. It may serve as a warning to show what may happen to Henry.
  • Lisa Garland (in "Sleaze and Sirens" ending) (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
    • Similar case to Harry and Dahlia Mason.
  • Michelle Valdez (in "Sleaze and Sirens" ending) (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
    • Similar case to Harry and Dahlia Mason.
  • Nun (Silent Hill: Downpour)
    • Her existence is strange, appearing as a nun in a dipilated monastery.
  • Howard Blackwood (Silent Hill: Downpour)
    • He has been delivering mail in Silent Hill for over a century. He could be a Full Circle victim unable to age as a result of being a manifestation/ghost.

Trivia

  • There are theories that many characters seen throughout the series are manifestations, such as Laura, although there is not enough sufficient evidence for them to be included on this list.
  • There seem to be some ghosts seen in Downpour as part of the sidequests, such as Stolen Goods.
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Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Lisa Garland - Cybil Bennett - Michael Kaufmann
Other Characters
Jodie Mason - Heather Mason - K. Gordon - Greys - Norman Young
Monsters
Air Screamer - Bloodsucker - Creeper - Floatstinger - Grey Child - Groaner - Hanged Scratcher - Incubator - Incubus - Larval Stalker - Mumbler - Night Flutter - Parasite - Monster Cybil - Puppet Doctor - Puppet Nurse - Romper - Split Head - Stalker - Twinfeeler - Wormhead
Weapons
Chainsaw - Handgun - Hyper Blaster - Katana - Knife - Pipe - Rifle - Rock Drill - Shotgun - Hammer - Axe
Locations
Old Silent Hill (Balkan Church - Cafe 5to2 - Dog House - Hell Gas Station - Levin Street - Midwich Elementary School - Orridge Bridge Control Room - Queen Burger) - Central Silent Hill (Alchemilla Hospital - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Silent Hill Police Station - Silent Hill Town Center) - Sewers - Resort Area (Annie's Bar - Boat - Indian Runner - Lighthouse - Norman's Motel) - Lakeside Amusement Park - Nowhere - Toluca Lake
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending
Archives
Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Characters
Major Characters
James Sunderland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Angela Orosco - Laura - Eddie Dombrowski - Maria
Other Characters
Ernest Baldwin - Amy Baldwin - Mary's Doctor - Rachel - Thomas Orosco - Mrs. Orosco - Jennifer Carroll - Patrick Chester - Mira - Harry Mason - Greys - Scott Fairbanks - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Abstract Daddy - Bubble Head Nurse - Creeper - Flesh Lip - Lying Figure - Mandarin - Mannequin - Mary - Prisoners - Pyramid Head
Weapons
Chainsaw - Chinese Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Pipe - Revolver - Rifle - Shotgun - Wooden Plank
Locations
Baldwin Mansion - Blue Creek Apartments - Brookhaven Hospital - Church of the Rebirth - Dog House - Heaven's Night - Jacks Inn - Labyrinth - Lakeview Hotel - Lake Shore Restaurant - Neely's Bar - Motor Home - Observation Deck - Pete's Bowl-O-Rama - Rosewater Park - Silent Hill Historical Society - Silent Hill Ranch - Silent Hill Woods - South Vale (Carroll Street - Katz Street - Lindsey Street - Nathan Avenue - Neely Street - Rendell Street - Saul Street - Vachss Road - Wiltse Road) - Texxon Gas - Toluca Graveyard - Toluca Lake - Toluca Lake Island - Toluca Prison - Wiltse Coal Mine - Wood Side Apartments
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Little Baroness - Manifestation - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Red Square - Siren - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending - Sexuality - Toilets
Archives
Memos - Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Pachislot
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Characters
Major Characters
Heather Mason - Douglas Cartland - Vincent Smith - Claudia Wolf
Other Characters
Harry Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Leonard Wolf - Stanley Coleman - Lisa Garland - Cheryl Mason - Jennifer Carroll - Joseph Schreiber - James Sunderland - Greys - Happy Birthday Caller - Danny - Confessor - Robbie the Rabbit - Sewer Fairy
Weapons
Beam Saber - Flamethrower - Handgun - Katana - Knife - Maul - Pipe - Shotgun - Stun Gun - Submachine Gun - Unlimited Submachine Gun
Monsters
Closer - Double Head - Glutton - God - Insane Cancer - Leonard Wolf - Memory of Alessa - Missionary - Numb Body - Nurse - Pendulum - Scraper - Sewer Monster - Slurper - Split Worm - Valtiel
Locations
Borley Haunted Mansion - Brookhaven Hospital - Carroll Street - Central Square Shopping Center - Chapel - Construction Site - Daisy Villa Apartments - Happy Burger - Happy Carousel - Hazel Street Station - Heaven's Night - Hilltop Center - Jacks Inn - KMN Auto Parts - Lakeside Amusement Park - Last Drop Cafe - Nathan Avenue - Underpass
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun - Red Square
Archives
Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Pachislot
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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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Characters
Major Characters
Travis Grady - Richard Grady - Helen Grady - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Michael Kaufmann - Lisa Garland
Other Characters
Harry Mason - Jodie Mason - Cheryl Mason - Mira - Greys
Monsters
Alessa's Dream - Ariel - Butcher - Caliban - Carrion - Faceless Nurse - Momma - Remnant - Sad Daddy - Straightjacket - Two-Back
Weapons
Alcohol Bottle - Baton - Broken Pole - Crate - Drip Stand - Fire Axe - Filing Cabinet - Great Cleaver - Hammer - Handgun - Hand-to-Hand - Iron Weights - Jagged Wood - Katana - Knife - Light Stand - Meat Cleaver - Meat Gaff - Meat Hook - Moon Gauntlets - Pitchfork - Poker - Pool Cue - Portable TV - Razor - Revolver - Rifle - Scalpel - Screwdriver - Shotgun - Shovel - Spear - Tesla Rifle - Tire Iron - Toaster - Toolbox - Typewriter - Wrench
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Andy's Books - Artaud Theater - Cedar Grove Sanitarium - Central Silent Hill - General Store - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Greenfield Apartments - Lumber Yard - Nowhere - Public Records Office - Riverside Motel - The Family Butcher
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Mirror - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Welcome Sign - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Items - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Characters
Main Characters
Alex Shepherd - Joshua Shepherd - Elle Holloway - James Wheeler - Margaret Holloway - Curtis Ackers
Other Characters
Adam Shepherd - Carol Doyle - Lillian Shepherd - Nora Holloway - Sam Bartlett - Joey Bartlett - Martin Fitch - Scarlet Fitch - Travis Grady - Order Soldier - Nash - Robbie the Rabbit
Families
Bartlett Family - Fitch Family - Holloway Family - Shepherd Family
Monsters
Amnion - Asphyxia - Bogeyman - Feral - Lurker - Needler - Nurse - Scarlet - Schism - Sepulcher - Siam - Smog - Swarm
Weapons
12 Gauge Shotgun - BlueSteel Shotgun - Chrome Hammer Pistol - Ceremonial Dagger - Circular Saw - Combat Knife - Crowbar - Fire Axe - Laser Pistol - M14 Assault Rifle - Mk 23 Handgun - Police Marksman Rifle - Pulaski Axe - Steel Pipe
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Central Silent Hill - Church of the Holy Way - Dargento Cemetery - Dr. Fitch's Office - Grand Hotel - Hell Descent - Koontz Limited - Lair - Overlook Penitentiary - Rose Heights Cemetery - Salvage Yard - Sewers of Shepherd's Glen - Shepherd House - Shepherd's Glen - Shepherd's Glen Town Hall - Shepherd's Glen Police Station - Silent Hill Docks - Toluca Lake - Toluca Lake Offices - Toluca Lake Water and Power - Toluca River - Dog House
Terms
Bogeyman Knife - Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Siren - The Order - Walkie Talkie - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Great Knife - Welcome Sign - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Items - Memos
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Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Dahlia Mason - Dr. Kaufmann - Cybil Bennett - Michelle Valdez
Other Characters
Bar Maid - The Stewarts - Mr. Gordon - Lisa Garland - John - James Sunderland - Mira - Greys
Monsters
Raw Shock - Larval Stalker
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Alice Darling Memorial Playground - Annie's Bar - The Balkan - Caldecotte Woods - Cat House - Cine-Real - Clear Picture - Diner 52 - Dixon Bridge Control Tower - Dog House - Golden Leaf Warehouse - Good Ol' Days - Green Lion Pawn Shop - Labyrinth - Lakefront Souvenirs - Lakeside Amusement Park - Levin Street - Lighthouse Clinic - Midwich High School - Nightingale Apartments - Orion Hunting Lodge - The Orpheus - Resort Area - Sewers - Simmons Street - Theresa's - Toluca Lake - Toluca Mall - Wonderland Burger
Terms
Echo Photos - Flare - Flashlight - Harry's Phone - Real World - Ice World - Memento - Phone Numbers - Psych Profile - Tookie the Toucan - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Sexuality
Archives
Keys - Puzzles - Secrets and Unlockables - Soundtrack
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Characters
Major Characters
Murphy Pendleton - Charlie Pendleton - Carol Pendleton - Anne Marie Cunningham - Howard Blackwood - John P. Sater - Patrick Napier - Frank Coleridge - George Sewell - Bobby Ricks - Nun
Other Characters
Sanchez - Homer - M. Koons - Bryan Handley - Ariadne Johnson - Melissa Matlan - Glen Milton - Ricky - Daniel Stephens - Chloe Zane - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - James Sunderland - Laura - Heather Mason
Weapons
Baseball Bat - Bogeyman's Hammer - Bottle - Brick - Chair - Colt - Crowbar - Demon Statue - Double Headed Axe - Fire Axe - Fire Extinguisher - Fork - Frying Pan - Golden Gun - Golf Club - Hammer - Handle - Hand-to-Hand - Hatchet - Ladder Hook - Knife - Lamp - Meat Cleaver - Nailgun - Pickaxe - Pitchfork - Plank - Rake - Rifle - Rock - Shotgun - Shovel - Steel Pipe - Vase - Wrench - Tomahawk
Monsters
Bogeyman - Doll (Shadow) - Monocle Man - Nurse - Prisoner Juggernaut - Prisoner Minion - Pyramid Head - Screamer - Tormented Soul - Void - Wall Corpse - Weeping Bat - Wheelman- Bubble Head Nurse
Locations
Aerial Tram Station - Centennial Building - Chastain Heights - Chastain Heights Cinema - Devil's Pit - Devil's Pitstop - Interstate Gas Station - Hardware Store - Hillside - Logan's Park - Monroe Cemetery - Overlook Penitentiary - Pearl Creek - Pearl Creek Bank - Pleasant River - Port District - Ryall State Prison - St. Maria's Monastery - Underground Subway - Toluca Lake
Terms
Trinkets - Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Sidequest - Siren - Walkie-talkie - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - Welcome Sign - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Memos - Pachislot
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Characters
Jack Stanton - Jillian Conway - Sara Linwood - Finn Conway - Jimmy Shea - O'Conner Brothers - Michael Stanton - Digger
Monsters
Nurse - Pyramid Head - Sniffer Dog
Locations
Brookhaven Hospital - Charon's Bar-B-Q - Pete's Bowl-O-Rama - Rosewater Park - Silent Hill - Texxon Gas - Toluca Lake
Terms
Brand of Samael - Fog World - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Siren - Manifestation - Great Knife - Welcome Sign
Creators
Tom Waltz - Steph Stamb - IDW Publishing
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