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My Bestsellers Clerk
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Missing since: 14 Aug 2003
Notes left: 396
Last seen at: chicago
im only in the asylum and havent finished the game so i dont know if this will end up being a spoiler or not but i noticed somehting interesting when youre leaving the hospital.
on your way out you pass a broken window and if you look outside youll see an ambulance parked out in front. the weird thing is "ambulance" is spelled correctly on the front of the vehicle. the reason this is weird is because ambulances always have it spelled backwards so you can read it in your rear view when theyre behind you.
in other words the writing on the front is mirrored, making it appear normal, wich is in fact, backwards.


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Historical Society Historian
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Missing since: 20 Jul 2005
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This definitely should be in the spoiler section. Though it's a minor spoiler, it contains in-game materials so please in the future do not do this again.
moved.

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 10 Nov 2006
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Last seen at: Silent Adan
That's a VERY interesting thing you discovered, dizzy!
Way to go! :D

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Brookhaven Receptionist
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Missing since: 10 Apr 2006
Notes left: 916
Last seen at: Zanesville Ohio
I agree, very interesting.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 19 Feb 2007
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Last seen at: Motel
Very good idea, but not sure about that, could just be an oversight on the part of Climax, but then again....


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Hmm, could be error you know xD
I imagine the game was made in a hurry.. but none the less this goes in the Origins details shelf, nice find indeed


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Brookhaven Receptionist
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Missing since: 10 Apr 2006
Notes left: 916
Last seen at: Zanesville Ohio
Im getting the game tomorrow, I will look for this as well.. very nice find indeed. :wink:

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My Bestsellers Clerk
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Missing since: 14 Aug 2003
Notes left: 396
Last seen at: chicago
something to add now that im on my second play thru:
you can see the same ambulance in the parking lot before you even enter the hospital and its written backwards on the fron of the vehicle. you can see it out the window in the hallway where you first meet kaufman.


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Brookhaven Receptionist
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Missing since: 10 Apr 2006
Notes left: 916
Last seen at: Zanesville Ohio
Hmm never noticed seeing it out the window.. however I did notice later on that the word Ambulance is written frontt ways.. like it's being shown in a mirror.. and at the beginning it's written backwards. I'm on my second playthrough now.. and I'll look and see if this is all true.

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Hope House Careworker
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Missing since: 01 Apr 2005
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Nice find.

I'd say it was an error, though.


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Im an idiot


Last edited by 2nd gig on 11 Dec 2007, edited 1 time in total.

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Hope House Careworker
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Missing since: 01 Apr 2005
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2nd gig wrote:
Your wrong, Ambulances are SUPPOSED to have Ambluance written backwards on the front. Its a way to show the driver whoever is in front that there is a Ambluance behind it ( they will see the name read correctly in the mirror)


Hence why it being forwards on the Ambulance is a mistake.
Keep up. :P


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My Bestsellers Clerk
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Missing since: 01 May 2005
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Last seen at: On a rusty Rollercoaster ride
drakan90 wrote:
2nd gig wrote:
Your wrong, Ambulances are SUPPOSED to have Ambluance written backwards on the front. Its a way to show the driver whoever is in front that there is a Ambluance behind it ( they will see the name read correctly in the mirror)


Hence why it being forwards on the Ambulance is a mistake.
Keep up. :P


Yup ;) totally right. I saw it being written forward outside the (broken) window on the first floor of the hospital before encountering Kaufmann..
But I think it was just an error made by climax. No deep meaning here I guess..

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 24 Apr 2006
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Urgh, I just passed the hospital and missed it, but I probably wouldn't have had a second thought about it. Nice catch.

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Missing since: 21 May 2006
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Last seen at: Italy
I missed it.

Well, the thing is: first time we see "ambulance" correctly written backwards, and that's in the unmirrored world; the second time, when we can see it written forwards, are we in the mirrored world?

If so, it's a nice easter egg. If else, I don't think we can "never leave the mirror world"... so a new theory shoul be born, which isn't that easy. I wouldn't think of an error since the same ambulance also appears with the correct writing :?

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Hope House Careworker
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Missing since: 24 Jun 2007
Notes left: 694
It sounds too minor to be a theory.


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 10 Jul 2004
Notes left: 87
Last seen at: Sweden
I seriously doubt that being a simple error by Climax. Think about the whole thing with the window and where it's placed. Why wouldn't they use the same textures as when watching the ambulance from outside of the hospital? The window is open for you to watch through. Not many windows are made that way in the game. The ambulance isplaced exactly where it needs to be to be watched through the window, and is also the only thing to be seen through that window. If you think of it from the makers point of view there would be no other reason for that window to be there than to let the player discover the ambulance. Then again, the real reason for the ambulance being as seen through a mirror is a good "why?".

Interesting, though. And obviously not a mistake, if you ask me.

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Historical Society Historian
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Missing since: 26 Dec 2004
Notes left: 2570
Last seen at: Insomnia land, where I am Queen!
Good eye. I will have to watch out for that when I hit the hospital again, which I just did.

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 04 Feb 2005
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I don't think it's an error.
But the whole mirror world should have been mirrored in my opinion.
that would be cool
and the (not) mirrord "ambulence" writing really would make sence.

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Rosewater Park Attendant
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Missing since: 12 Jan 2008
Notes left: 1323
Last seen at: Minnesota
Silent Hill 1 has the same error...Same Alcehmilla hospital...
Either Climax just copied the same error, or it's important for some reason...


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