The White Claudia is a plant indigenous to the region where the ghost town of Silent Hill is located and used by the local religious cult known as The Order for its mystical and hallucinogenic properties as it the active ingredient to create PTV distributed by Dr. Michael Kaufmann.
The white flowers may or could be a reference to Morning Glory, a family of flowering plants with hallucinogenic seeds common within Asia and North America. Like White Claudia, Morning Glory is often found near water. The hallucinogenic seeds were used in Native American religious ceremonies.
A sentence in the Silent Hill: Play Novel implies that White Claudia is also used to produce Aglaophotis, although this has never been proven.
White Claudia Report - Conducted by the Silent Hill Police station
- File 8
Product only available in select areas of Silent Hill. Raw material is White Claudia, a plant peculiar to the region. Manufactured here? Dealer = Manufacturer?
- File 14
Perennial herb found near water. Reaches height of 10 to 15 inches. Oblong leaves, white blossoms. Seeds contain hallucinogen. Ancient records show it was used for religious ceremonies. The hallucinogenic effect was key.
- Pharmaceutical Book found in Midwich Elementary School in Silent Hill Play Novel:
“Perennial herb found near water. Reaches height of 30 to 40 centimeters. Oblong leaves, white blossoms.
Seeds contain hallucinogen. Ancient records show it was used for religious ceremonies. The hallucinogenic effect was key.” '“[...........tis] ..de from from the above-mentioned White Claudia,……dr…has………. u….to perform exor…… It is a viscous liquid, red….color, and is….. adminis……….remedy…..illnesses for which the cause is not kn….”
- In Silent Hill: Homecoming, at the area where Alex Shepherd wakes at Silent Hill, he is surrounded by plants that fit the description of White Claudia. As he is near water, it is very possible it was indeed the infamous plant. From this, it might also be assumed that, as it was near the docks, that perhaps collectors of PTV were marketing it directly from the docks and given to the tourists as PTV for quick business.