Matt was sent by the National History Museum to Devil's Castle for an archaeological excavation. He brought his wife, Tara, with him as she was also an archaeologist. They had been assigned to work on the areas surrounding devil's castle to see if torrential downpour had (over the years) washed some potential artifacts down. Devil's Castle was a high spot of tourism at the time attracting many. One day, a woman and her family arrived (visibly ill). Tara noticed how sick they were and took them to the hospital but was never seen again. Matt's motivation for surviving is finding his wife's body so he die with her.