The journal suggests multiple murders in a small town would have made big headlines in the newspaper.
Find a newspaper archive in the town of Kingsmouth.
Explore the town.
Check the newspaper clippings at the Town Hall. They are found in a file room on the 2nd floor in a drawer.
The mission's cutscene and the journal states the murders happened during the summer of 2002.
There are only four drawers to choose from for each year.
Q is for quarter. Dividing the year in four, then each quarter is a period of three months.
Summer in the U.S. would mean either Q2 or Q3.
Correct drawer (solution)
Look in the drawer for Q3 2002.
Find information about the murder case.
How, who or where?
The newspaper article hints at bad efficiency of the sheriff office in solving the case.
Your journal also states the info has been withheld in the sheriff's office. Go there.
Look for what?
There isn't much you can click at in the sheriff's office.
Use the computer.
Look up the suspect database.
The newspaper article stated the name of the suspect.
On the computer, look up the information about Larry Checkon.
Examine the cell for more clues.
How do I get in there?
You can't as a person.
You need to change something about yourself.
Statement in the computer said “You ask my ghost for the truth”.
Look for Larry Checkon's ghost.
What is the best way to see a ghost?
Just tell me how (solution)
Become a ghost or spirit yourself. Suicide by typing /reset, or wait until you get killed during other missions.
I'm a spirit, now what?
Larry Checkon won't say anything.
There really is no way to make him talk.
In fact, Larry isn't moving at all.
He might not be moving, but he is staring at something.
What to do (solution)
Look at what Larry is looking at. Click the scribblings on the wall he is looking at.
Figure out what the cryptic message means.
Note: If you see other players doing this step you need to cooperate, or you will mess up for each other, and possibly bug the mission step for yourself and everybody else.
How, who or where?
The text on the wall and in your journal is:
The White Ravens whisper
Golden Girls Sorrowful
Secrets are never to be told
Your journal hints “… more … than meets the eye and the ordinary world”
Seen any white ravens?
If you're alive, you won't.
While (still) in spirit form, go outside the sheriff's office. You should see a white raven on the nearest police car. It should fly away when you get close, however sometimes it is bugged. Run in the direction it flies, at the boulders a little outside the barricades. It will fly away again. Follow it. Keep following the raven until you get to the location where 7 ravens are sitting in a half-circle (waypoint 220,171).
How do I work out these ravens?
Take note of what each raven says as you run past them.
Remember what the message on the wall said?
It said: “The White Ravens whisper …”
Get the ravens to say the message on the cell wall. Each raven should fly away after you click it. You need to click the ravens in the correct order.
1 says "sorrow"
2 says "joy"
3 says "girl"
4 says "boy"
5 says "silver"
6 says "gold"
7 says "secrets are never to be told"
The correct order is then 6 (gold) - 3 (girl) - 1 (sorrow) - 7 (secrets)
If all the ravens disappear, you can go back to the previous lone raven. Make it fly away and the seven ravens should appear again.
If you see more than one raven standing at each location or if your raven does not fly away after you click it, it is bugged. Leave and come back later, or swap instances.
Find Jack. (60 seconds).
Once you are done with the ravens, the quest updates and you will have 60 seconds to find Jack. When you find him, you will be resurrected and Jack will run away. This will update your quest. Critical for newer players: anima form is black and white and one of the markers will be for your corpse...be sure not to get turned around.