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Nightingale In The Dark Place is one of the Collectables found in Alan Wake 2. It is one of the pages of the Return manuscript.


He'd been on the trail of the writer forever. The writer he despised. Hemingway. Bukowski. Wake. "I'll get you. I'll find you. I'll make you pay. You're in over your head."

He descended into the tunnels. From the dark city. Into the ocean of darkness. Next stop, Caldera Street Station. Something, a presence, rumbled. Not a train. Shadows shifted on the platform. The writer's cult waited for him there. The Cult of the Word.

A cultist leaned close. "I carry his words close to my chest now. You're not allowed in the lake until he says otherwise."

He'd be caught. Murdered. They got him. They didn't get him. He was reborn out of hate. He was there, but he was risen. Sent to find the lightswitch up from the lake that was not the lake.


Agent Nightingale was abducted by The Dark Presence in 2010. Now a Taken, Nightingale still echoes his taunts, "Hemingway. Bukowski." as he journeys from The Dark Place to Bright Falls. This also describes his encounter with The Cult and his mission to find the Clicker.


  • Location: Cauldron Lake (Overlap *or* woods)
  • Find this page near a tree while searching for Nightingale.
  • If missed in the Overlap, find this page near the Overlap entrance, off the main path.