Alan Wake's History Was a Changing World Event
The Federal Bureau of Control specializes in investigating, containing, and exposing the existence of altered world events (AWEs). These are basically moments when other dimensions with different supernatural outcomes sneak into our own. The document found in Control "Bright Falls AWE" shows that the Bureau responded to the events of Alan Wake, but after the events of the game arrived. While Alan Wakes asks Sheriff Sarah Breaker Wakes literary agent Barry Wheeler to make some calls and enter the code "Night Springs". Apparently, this was Sarah's method of informing the people near the office about what was happening ̵
According to FBC, Cauldron Lake, where Dark Place is located, lives in Alan Wake, and the place from which Alan has the power to rewrite reality is a threshold. These are places where dimensions converge and we see some in Control.
The documents indicate that the FBC has more than once investigated Cauldron Lake in the 1970s, and those years seem to coincide with other events. In Alan Wake, the poet Thomas Zane discovered the Dark Presence, the antagonist of the game, in the 1970s and wrote the story that was to lay the foundation for Alan's arrival at Bright Falls. More about Zane later.