Walter Snyder was a character who appears in Alan Wake and is the caretaker of the Anderson Farm.

Alan Wake (Season 1)


Walter, just minutes before death

Walter first appears as a prisoner in Bright Falls jail in Episode 2: Taken, drunk on moonshine. He begs to Alan Wake to turn the lights on and admits that he's in jail for beating someone up. He then again appears on the Anderson Farm in Episode 4: The Truth, having gone back to get more moonshine, but is attacked by his now Taken friend Danny. He is attacked and is found bleeding on the floor, dying shortly after he's finished talking with Wake.

He appears once more in The Writer in Alan's Mind when Alan runs around a giant wheel and Walt is begging for the lights to be turned on.

Unanswered Questions

  • Who did Walter beat up before being thrown in jail?
  • Why was Walter drunk?
  • Who is Danny?


  • He tried to get his life together and quit drinking until Danny killed him.
  • Walt can be heard on the first radio transmission of Episode 3: Ransom.
  • If you turn the lights back off he will start to yell at you and say "You're with the space aliens aren't you, well you won't get me!".
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