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Chapter 1: A Disappearance

Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Talk; take FOLDER (A).
  • Open FOLDER for HOP; take HOUSE KEY.
  • Talk; take ADDRESS (B).
  • Use ADDRESS (C).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Talk (D).
  • Open bag; take COMPUTER MICROCHIP (E).
  • Use HOUSE KEY; take GARDEN CLAW (F).
  • Take WOODEN TILES 1/4; take ELIZA’S LOCKET with GARDEN CLAW (G).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use ELIZA’S LOCKET (H); take LIPSTICK and COMPACT MIRROR (I).
  • Use COMPACT MIRROR (J).
  • Solution (K).
  • Go (L).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take RUBY EYE and BROKEN LAPTOP CHARGER (M).
  • Take HAIRPIN (N).
  • Take EMERALD EYE (O).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take WOODEN TILE 2/4; place RUBY EYE and EMERALD EYE (P).
  • Play mini-HOP; take DOORKNOB (Q).
  • Place DOORKNOB (R); take SOLDERING TOOL, ATV-STORAGE BUTTON and BRUSH (S).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use HAIRPIN (T); take CELL PHONE and SCREWDRIVER (U).
  • Go (V).
  • SCREWDRIVER, COMPUTER MICROCHIP and SOLDERING TOOL on BROKEN LAPTOP CHARGER; take LAPTOP CHARGER.
  • Place LAPTOP CHARGER; receive SAFE CODE (W).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Access safe (X).
  • Solution (Y). Press Z.
  • Receive CELL PHONE.
  • Take GOLD PENDANT (A).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Offer GOLD PENDANT (B).
  • Take POCKETKNIFE and USB CABLE (C).
  • Go (D).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use POCKETKNIFE (E); receive LEMON.
  • Use LEMON and BRUSH (F).
  • Go (G).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take NICKY’S DIARY (H).
  • Play HOP in NICKY’S DIARY; take LAPTOP PASSWORD.
  • Go (I).
  • Place LAPTOP PASSWORD and open folder. Place USB CABLE and CELL PHONE; take PHONE WITH FOREST MAP (J).
  • Go (K).
  • Place PHONE WITH FOREST MAP (L).
  • Go (M).

Chapter 2: The Forest

Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take ATV-STORAGE BUTTON (N).
  • Take STONE (O).
  • Take BENT NAIL 1/6 (P).
  • Take WOODEN TILES 3/4 (Q).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place ATV-STORAGE BUTTON x2; take MACHETE and RUBBER BOOTS (R).
  • Go (S).
  • Use MACHETE (T).
  • Play HOP (U); receive HAMMER.
  • Take BENT NAIL 2-3/6 with HAMMER (V).
  • Go to Living Room.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take FILE and BENT NAIL 4-6/6 with HAMMER (W).
  • Go to Bridge.
  • BENT NAIL and HAMMER on STONE; take NAILS.
  • Use FILE; take PLANKS (X).
  • Place PLANKS, NAILS and HAMMER (Y).
  • Use RUBBER BOOTS (Z).
  • Go (Z).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take FISH ORNAMENT (A).
  • Take STICK (B).
  • Take CLOTH (C).
  • Take ELLIOT’S VIDEO CAMERA (D).
  • Go to Living Room.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place ELLIOT’S VIDEO CAMERA (E).
  • Solution (M): (K-L)-(G-K)-(I-J)-(F-I)-(F-G)-(11-2)-(8-3)-(9-5)-(9-6)-(11-7)-(9-8)-(12-9)-(12-10)-(12-11)-(12-1).
  • Receive PHONE WITH CODE.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place PHONE WITH CODE (N).
  • Solution (O): (6-7)-(2-1)-(1-6)-(3-2)-(2-1)-(4-3)-(3-2)-(7-4)-(4-3)-(5-4)-(4-7)-(1-4)-(4-5)-(7-4).
  • Take LIGHTER FLUID and WOODEN TILES 4/4 (P).
  • Go to Bridge.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place WOODEN TILES (Q).
  • Solution (R): Sx3-(9-10)-(Tx2)-(8-9)-(4-7)-(1-4)-(11-1)-(5-8)-(2-5)-(1-2)-(4-1)-(1-11)-(Sx2)-(2-1)-(1-4)-(3-2).
  • (2-1)-(5-2)-(2-3)-(8-5)-(5-2)-(9-8)-(8-5)-(10-9)-(9-8)-(6-9)-(9-10)-(Tx2)-(10-9)-(9-6)-(8-9)-(5-8)-(6-5)-(3-6).
  • (2-3)-(5-2)-(8-5)-(7-8)-(4-7)-(5-4)-(6-5)-(9-6)-(8-9)-(9-10)-(Tx3)-(10-9)-(5-8)-(6-5)-(3-6)-(2-3)-(1-2)-(11-1).
  • Take FLINT WITH STRIKER (U).
  • Go (V).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • CLOTH, LIGHTER FLUID and FLINT WITH STRIKER on STICK; take LIT TORCH.
  • Throw LIT TORCH (W).
  • Go (X).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take TRUNK KEY (Y).
  • Take BATTERY (Z).
  • Take NUT (A).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use TRUNK KEY (B); take KEROSENE LAMP, CODE CYLINDERS 1/2 and TOOLBOX EMBLEM (C).
  • Walk down.
  • Use TOOLBOX EMBLEM (D); take BROKEN JACK and TACKLE BOX SLIDER (E).
  • Go to Woods.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place TACKLE BOX SLIDER (F). Play mini-HOP; take NET (G).
  • Use NET (H).
  • Go (I).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place KEROSENE LAMP.
  • Take STAKES (J).
  • Take OIL (K).
  • Take ROD (L).
  • Walk down twice.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • ROD, NUT and OIL on BROKEN JACK; take JACK.
  • Place JACK; take CODE CYLINDERS 2/2 and GLOVE (M).
  • Go (N).
  • Place CODE CYLINDERS; enter 3-7-9. Take FISH ORNAMENT, ZIPPER SLIDER and BANDAGE (O).
  • Go (P).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place ZIPPER SLIDER (Q).
  • Play HOP (R); receive ROPE LADDER.
  • Walk down.
  • Place HAMMER, STAKES and ROPE LADDER (S).
  • Take FISH ORNAMENT (T).
  • Go (U).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place FISH ORNAMENT x3 (V). Take TOTEM PART, FIRST-AID INSTRUCTIONS and FIRST-AID KIT KEY.
  • Use FIRST-AID KIT KEY; take ANTISEPTIC (W).
  • Walk down twice.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place TOTEM PART (X).
  • Create rows of the same color (Y).
  • Take BOWL WITH WATER (Z).
  • Go (A).
  • BOWL WITH WATER, BANDAGE and ANTISEPTIC on FIRST-AID INSTRUCTIONS; take FIRST-AID SUPPLIES.
  • Offer FIRST-AID SUPPLIES (B).

Chapter 3: The Mining Town

Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Talk (C); take OLD ROAD MAP (D).
  • Take THERMOS; use GLOVE and OLD ROAD MAP (E).
  • Play mini-HOP.
  • Go (F).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take BLACK RAVEN (G).
  • Take MASK DECORATION (H).
  • Take BROKEN MASK (I).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • MASK DECORATION on BROKEN MASK; restore and take MASK.
  • Take REGISTER BUTTONS 1/4; place MASK (J). Take TOWN KEY and MINER FIGURINES 1/2 (K).
  • Use TOWN KEY (L).
  • Go (M).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take WICK (N).
  • Take IDOL HEART and MINER FIGURINES 2/2 (O).
  • Take WHITE RAVEN; place MINER FIGURINES (P).
  • Play HOP (Q); receive CART WHEEL.
  • Take FORKED BRANCH (R).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place IDOL HEART; take CELTIC INSIGNIA and BRONZE RAVEN (S).
  • Go (T).
  • Place BLACK RAVEN, WHITE RAVEN and BRONZE RAVEN. Find pairs (U).
  • Take GLASS CUTTER EDGE (V).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place CART WHEEL and CELTIC INSIGNIA; take GEARS 1/3 and GLASS CUTTER HANDLE (W).
  • GLASS CUTTER EDGE on GLASS CUTTER HANDLE; take GLASS CUTTER.
  • Read note; receive REGISTER BUTTONS 2/4. Use GLASS CUTTER and FORKED BRANCH (X).
  • Take WHEEL PEG and SPOON (Y).
  • Place WHEEL PEG (W).
  • Go (Z).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take BACKPACK (A).
  • Take THICK BRANCH (B).
  • Use SPOON; receive WAX and BALLERINA FIGURINE (C).
  • Take BELT (D).
  • Take CROWBAR (E).
  • Walk down twice.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take IRON PIPE with CROWBAR (F); take REGISTER BUTTONS 3/4 (G).
  • Go (H).
  • REGISTER BUTTONS 4/4 from BACKPACK.
  • Place REGISTER BUTTONS (I).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Solution (J).
  • Take OLD KEY and GEARS 2/3 (K).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place BALLERINA FIGURINE and OLD KEY; take SHARP PIN and CANDLE MOLD (L).
  • SHARP PIN on BACKPACK.
  • Solution: start (M), finish (N).
  • Take MATCHES and NEWSPAPERS.
  • Go (O).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place NEWSPAPERS, MATCHES, CANDLE MOLD and WAX (P). Place WICK; take MEMORIAL CANDLE (Q).
  • Place MEMORIAL CANDLE; use MATCHES. Solution 1 (R).
  • Solution 2 (S).
  • Play HOP.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take MINER HELMET and CHAPEL KEY (T).
  • Use CHAPEL KEY (U).
  • Go (V).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take NOTEBOOK (W).
  • Take IRON SCREW (X).
  • Take LUMBERJACK EMBLEM (Y).
  • Take LATCH DOWEL (Z).
  • Take ANGEL ARCHER (A).
  • Walk down twice.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place LATCH DOWEL; take BLACKSMITH EMBLEM and SANDPAPER (B).
  • Go (C).
  • DEATH EMBLEM from NOTEBOOK.
  • Place DEATH EMBLEM, BLACKSMITH EMBLEM and LUMBERJACK EMBLEM (D).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Solution (E): Fx2-G-Fx3-G-Fx3-G-Fx3-G-Fx3-G.
  • Take STAFF (H).
  • Go (I).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use STAFF (J); open skull (K).
  • Take AMBER AMULET (L).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place AMBER AMULET; take WOOD CARVING SET (M).
  • Walk down twice.
  • WOOD CARVING SET and SANDPAPER on THICK BRANCH; take AXE HANDLE.
  • Take AXE with AXE HANDLE (N). Take ANGEL TRUMPETER (O).
  • Go forward twice.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use AXE (P).
  • Go (Q).
  • Solution 1 (R).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Solution 2 (S).
  • Solution 3 (T).

Chapter 4: The Railroad Station

Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Receive MOSAIC SHARDS 1/4.
  • Take SOARING ANGEL (U).
  • Take CLAY (V).
  • Take BROKEN GEAR (W).
  • Go to Inside Chapel.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place ANGEL ARCHER, SOARING ANGEL and ANGEL TRUMPETER; take MOSAIC SHARDS 2/4 and TOWN CREST (X).
  • Go to Railroad Station.
  • Place TOWN CREST (Y); take BIRD WHISTLE and DUSTER (Z).
  • Go to Inside Chapel.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use DUSTER; take MOSAIC SHARDS 3/4, PINCERS and SUITCASE DIAL (A).
  • Go to Railroad Station.
  • Use SUITCASE DIAL and LIPSTICK; take MOSAIC SHARDS 4/4 and GOLDEN IDOL (B).
  • Go to Inside Chapel.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place MOSAIC SHARDS (C).
  • Play HOP (D); receive TIN INGOT.
  • Walk down.
  • Place TIN INGOT, CLAY and BROKEN GEAR; use PINCERS on pot and take GEARS 3/3 (E).
  • Go (F).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place BELT and GEARS (G).
  • Take COMPASS (H).
  • Go to Railroad Station.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place COMPASS; take DOOR HANDLE (I).
  • Go to Inside Chapel.
  • Place DOOR HANDLE (J); take GRAPPLING HOOK and NUT (K).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Throw GRAPPLING HOOK (L).
  • Open shutters for a mini-HOP (M); take WRENCH (N).
  • Go (O).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take HANDCAR HANDLE with WRENCH (P).
  • Place IRON PIPE, SCREW and NUT; use WRENCH. Place HANDCAR HANDLE (Q).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Solution 1 (R).
  • Solution 2 (S).
  • Solution 3 (T).

Chapter 5: The Mines

Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take HAMMER (U).
  • Use BIRD WHISTLE; take WOODEN CHEST (V).
  • HAMMER on WOODEN CHEST; take MINER CUP and HUT KEY.
  • Take MINERALS 1/3. Use HUT KEY (W).
  • Go (X).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take CLOTH (Y).
  • Take GLASS SHARD with CLOTH; take BROKEN FIREWORK (Z).
  • Take TROLLEY TOKEN (A).
  • Use MINER HELMET. Play HOP (B); receive FILE.
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use FILE; take SIGNET RING. Take WICK with GLASS SHARD (C).
  • Place TROLLEY TOKEN (D); take PAPER and SILVER IDOL (E).
  • Go (F).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place SIGNET RING; take LIGHTER and CORKSCREW (G).
  • Use CORKSCREW; take GUNPOWDER with MINER CUP (H).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • WICK, GUNPOWDER and PAPER on BROKEN FIREWORK; take FIREWORK.
  • Use FIREWORK (I).
  • Use LIGHTER (J).
  • Catch lights (K).
  • Go (L).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take POWER BUTTON (M).
  • Take AWL (N).
  • Take GOLD COIN (O).
  • Open hatch; take FAUCET VALVE (P).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use AWL (Q); take EMPTY OILER, CARABINER and BANKNOTE HALF (R).
  • Go (S).
  • Place EMPTY OILER and FAUCET VALVE; take INSECT EMBLEM and FULL OILER (T).
  • Walk down and forward.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place CARABINER and use FULL OILER (U).
  • Go (V).
  • Talk for a HOP (W).
  • Take BROKEN FLASHLIGHT (X).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take SILVER COIN; take HOT WATER with THERMOS (Y).
  • Take MINERALS 2/3 (Z).
  • Take SHOVEL (A).
  • Take FLASHLIGHT COVER (B).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use HOT WATER; play mini-HOP. Take MURAL PARTS 1/4 and PAINTBRUSH (C).
  • Walk down.
  • Use SHOVEL; take DRY GLUE and LOCKER KEY (D).
  • Go (E).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use LOCKER KEY; take BANKNOTE HALF and BATTERY (F).
  • BANKNOTE HALF, DRY GLUE, HOT WATER and PAINTBRUSH on BANKNOTE HALF; take BANKNOTE.
  • Place GOLD COIN, SILVER COIN and BANKNOTE (G).
  • Find the cards shown (H).
  • Take BRONZE IDOL (I).
  • Go to Fork.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place GOLDEN IDOL, SILVER IDOL and BRONZE IDOL (J).
  • Go (K).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take LONG CANE (L).
  • Take EXPLOSION SIGN (M).
  • Try to take disc; take MURAL PARTS 2/4 (N).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use LONG CANE. Take MINERALS 3/3 and INSECT EMBLEM (O).
  • Go (P).
  • Place MINERALS (Q).
  • Solution (R): W-Vx2-Ux2-Vx2-Ux2-Tx2-S-T-Ux2-Tx2-Wx2-Vx2-Tx2-Ux2-Tx2-Wx2-Tx2-Sx2-Wx2-Tx2-U-Vx2-Ux2-Tx2-Sx2-T.
  • Take DEER FIGURINE and SACRIFICIAL DAGGER (X).
  • Walk down twice.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Use SACRIFICIAL DAGGER. Take STONE ORB (Y).
  • Go to Room of Antiquities.
  • Place STONE ORB; take RUNE DISC and STEEL RING (Z).
  • Use STEEL RING; take TWEEZERS (A).
  • Walk down.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Take INSECT EMBLEM with TWEEZERS (B).
  • Go to Old Hut.
  • Place INSECT EMBLEM x3 (C); take BEAR FIGURINE and STONE HEARTS 1/3 (D).
  • Go to Inside Mine.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place DEER FIGURINE and BEAR FIGURINE; take MURAL PARTS 3/4 and HERBICIDE (E).
  • Go (F).
  • Use HERBICIDE; take MURAL PARTS 4/4 and STONE HEARTS 2/3 (G).
  • Go (H).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place MURAL PARTS (I).
  • Play HOP (J); receive PEARL FLOWER.
  • Walk down.
  • Place PEARL FLOWER; take STONE HEARTS 3/3 (K).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place RUNE DISC and STONE HEARTS. Solution (L).
  • POWER BUTTON, BATTERY x2 and FLASHLIGHT COVER on BROKEN FLASHLIGHT; take FLASHLIGHT.
  • Use FLASHLIGHT (M).
  • Go (N).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Talk (@); take COBBLESTONE (#).
  • Play mini-HOP; take IMPROVISED LADDER RUNGS (O).
  • Take BROKEN LADDER (P).
  • IMPROVISED LADDER RUNGS and COBBLESTONE on BROKEN LADDER; take IMPROVISED LADDER.
  • Put IMPROVISED LADDER back (P).
  • Remove moss; take DANGER SIGN (Q).
  • Walk down twice.
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Place EXPLOSION SIGN and DANGER SIGN; take DYNAMITE (R).
  • Go to Underground Lake.
  • Place DYNAMITE (S).
  • Offer LIGHTER (T).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Solution (U).
Paranormal Files: The Tall Man
  • Solution (V).
  • Congratulations, you have completed Paranormal Files: The Tall Man!

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