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Nightingale Enters The Lake is one of the Collectables found in Alan Wake 2. It is one of the pages of the Return manuscript.


The writer went into the lake. Banished the Dark Presence. Taken still lurked in the woods. The Dark Place receded. The current pulled back those with darkness inside. Into the lake. Nightingale was there. One of them. The Dark Presence, Jagger, had taken him. The witch had stolen his heart.

They sank beneath the waves. The Dark Place. Wandering in the shadows. Muttering to themselves.

"It's dark. I'm lost. Where am I? Who am I? I can't remember. It's cold. Premium cabins for rent in Bright Falls. Who said that? Can you hear me? I need help. Please. Stop this. What did I do? You must dig it out."

Their shapes shifted. Echoes of the writer's dreams. Fading in. Fading out. The next story, and the story after that.

The writer was writing again.


Agent Nightingale was last seen in 2010, having been taken by the Dark Presence. This describes what happened to him in the past, and his experience before resurfacing as a Taken in 2023.


  • Location: Cauldron Lake (Overlap)
  • After entering the overlap, continue on the path until you reach the end and start at the beginning (this is a loop). Follow the path the second time. This page is on a large rock past the house.