The Whistleblower is the first document in Outlast.
The document is automatically acquired at the beginning of the game. It's located on the passenger's seat when Miles picks it up before exiting his car. It was sent to him by Waylon Park, in hopes of revealing Murkoff's illegal experiments to the public.
"September 17, 2013
Subject: TIP / Illegal Activity at Murkoff Psychiatric Systems
You don't know me. Have to make this quick. They might be monitoring.
I did 2 weeks of software consult at MURKOFF Psychiatric Systems' facilities in Mount Massive. All sorts of NDA's I am very much breaking right now but seriously, fuck those guys.
Terrible things happening there. Don't understand it. Don't believe half the things I saw. Doctors talking about dream therapy going too deep, finding something that had been waiting for them in the mountain. People are being hurt and Murkoff is making money.
It needs to be exposed."
- An unused cutscene found within game's files shows Miles logging in to his email account and viewing a significantly informative portion of the document, which was not present in the final version of the game, suggesting that Miles had previously worked for an unknown company before being fired for posting unacceptable material regarding the situation in Afghanistan.
- This is the only document in the game that will be automatically acquired, regardless of the player's actions.
- The content of the document can be seen at the beginning of Outlast: Whistleblower, while Waylon is typing it.
- The reveal post states that Waylon sent the document to various journalists. However, the game shows him sending it to Miles, exclusively.