Silent Fantasy wrote:
its not escaping if its from the outside. not everything in the series has meaning. i feel most of the stuff we do think has meaning in any way is becouse us fans gave them meanings.( through the entire series ) so make of it what you will considering theres no game references to the hand or even mention of it in outside sources such as Lost Memories.
I agree. Some stuff, such as this hand, is just there to freak us out and make us wonder. Nothing more. If there were any deeper meaning there would be clues, repeat occurrences of similar things, and/or a mention in outside material. Personally I think if any explain was given for such things it would ruin them, make them less scary/unsettling. The mystery and WTF-ness of such things is what makes them disturbing. For example, the smashed/bloodied locker in SH3's sewer. I think the maul is found nearby. I always wonder if there's a body in there. I want to know, but I don't want to know because knowing would make it less scary. You know, now that I think about it, I'm reminded of Schrödinger's cat. Or, in this case, Schrödinger's sewer worker (I assume it's a sewer worker in there).