Long time admirer of the forum, first time poster. I have tried to trawl previous posts to see if this has already been addressed - if it has, apologies in advance.
In the opening FMV to Silent Hill 1 there is a rather interesting clip - no more than about four seconds - that shows Dahlia running through some kind of Greek temple-like structure. She stops, turns around, and stares in horror at something off-camera.
The camera pans around, but the videos cuts to the house where Alessa was burned before we see what left Dahlia so spooked.
Below is a still from the FMV that shows the pillars of this "temple" in the background.
A friend of mine who is otherwise a very reliable source on video game lore tells me this scene is the only remaining evidence of an alternative "church" in the game that was replaced later by either the Judeo-Christian Balkan church or the Other Church in the antique shop. I can find no trace of this theory online and for some time dismissed it as his own unfounded fancy - has anyone from the forum heard this before?
If anyone knows anything else about what this scene alludes to, in terms of the plot or simply the game's development, I'd be really interested to hear from you.
Here's a quick link to the Silent Hil 1 into fmv here for convenience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eds1ivwq1oc
The clip with the "temple" starts at 1m59s
EDIT - grammar