Why does anybody go there? The people are creepy, half the streets are out, the buildings are dilapidated, the schools are sub-par, the hospitals are even worse, and the amusement park is far from amusing.
Okay, so maybe you were just passing through, and you lost your daughter, or your dead wife wrote you a letter inviting you there, or slavering monsters killed your dad and left a forwarding address. Maybe you're one of the hundreds of people who have found a hole in your bathroom that leads to Silent Hill, which of course raises entirely new questions about the liberties that the town's civic leaders are taking with their mining project.
Regardless of how you got there, now you're stuck there, and there aren't any trains leaving Silent Hill any time soon.