Myths in GTA IV
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There are many myths regarding Grand Theft Auto IV. Only a couple of these really exist. While some were denied by developer Rockstar Games, the rest can not be proved or disproved. Most of these myths are either misconceptions or made up.
Sprunk Factory Ghost
There is said to be a ghost in the abandoned Sprunk Factory in Alderney. A voice can be heard telling the player to leave. Many other screames and wispers can be heard. Captions have also been reported saying "Pleeeeeese Leeeeeeve!" and "You are unable to interact with a pedestrian on street level with a wanted level." Although the "pleeese leeeve sign is only a bouncer across in the honkers club reacting to the player shooting due to a giltch Huge explosions have been reported and also sightings of entities. This myth is still being Investigated by these groups:
This is not exactly a myth. However, in an apartment in Liberty City, there is an open door. The bedroom has a massive amount of blood strewn about, making it more likely a piece of miscellaneous interior detail. Also, on the mattress on the floor in the main room and in one of the side rooms is a picture of a policeman (identity unknown) with a pile and three lines of cocaine running across it. This could mean that there was either a police officer with a cocaine addiction living there, or a cop killer with the same addiction. If it was the prior, the police officer likely either committed or was killed. If it was the latter, he may have kidnapped the police officer (depicted in the picture) and brought him there, only to promptly kill him; The killer likely would have then fled from the obviously undiscovered crime scene.
It should be noted that the same bloody bed prop is in the room where Niko was sent to kill Teddy Benavidez, on orders from Ray Boccino.
- video (not seen until 5:02)
The Ratman is believed to be some kind of creature that can be seen in the subways of Liberty City. There are several variations to the fabled "Ratman". Some say he, or it, has sharp claws and teeth, and frightening red eyes, and an incredible running speed, as well as the ability to kill the player instantly. Others say the Ratman is merely a hobo with a unique set of dialogue. There is no proof regarding either. In online mode your player model can be changed to a "Zombie" that resembles a ratman.
Ship Wrecks With Ghosts
There are plenty of ship wrecks surrounding Liberty City and one is believed to hold ghosts.
These are rare, but they can be heard mostly during nighttime when Niko is by himself (i.e. no nearby pedestrians). It's a low growl that persists for a good amount of time, and may scare players if caught off guard. It is not known what causes these noises but it could be a glitch.
- video Can be heard around 1:23.
Other growling can be explained by nearby Flying Rats or thunder.
The Blue Hell
Also while not exactly a myth and more of a glitch there is a secret room in the enterable hospitals. When you walk in, make a right, and then another right. There's a hospital bed right in front of a window. If you throw a grenade under it, it will be launched away and you can run jump through the window. You can then walk around through the walls. If you walk all the way back you walk into empty blue hell, you will then be transported back to the Hospital.
The prostitute seen on the concept art is often believed to be actually found in the game. See article: Lola.