Myths in GTA San Andreas

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There are many myths regarding the large world in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Only couple of them really exist, while some were denied by developer Rockstar Games, and the rest can not be proved or disproved. Most of these myths are either misconceptions (thinking a shadow/tree is Bigfoot) or made up. Here is a currently up-to-date-list of all allegded myths.

Bigfoot

Bigfoot is the most commonly cited myth from GTA: San Andreas. Please see the full Bigfoot article for more information.

Loch Ness monster

The legend of Loch Ness monster was also one of the first to emerge. It was believed that Nessie appears in the Fisher's Lagoon, one of few lakes accessible by the player at the very beginning of the game. Like many other myths, this had a strong support back in 2005, but lacks any evidence and even in-game references which classes this myth as fake. It was confirmed later by Rockstar spokesman that the Nessie myth is fake. The scan of the interview can be found half way down the page.

UFOs

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The UFO map???

UFOs is a popular myth of GTA: San Andreas. Please see the full UFOs article for more information.

Jaws

Jaws is the name given to sharks in GTA San Andreas. It has been in debate wheather or not they are really dolphins. Many people claim that they were eaten or stabbed to death while swimming. Those who do not believe in this myth usually blame the oxygen level which some people tend to forget to watch. There were many videos and pictures featuring the shark and CJ, quite often - under the Gant bridge. However, all cases of the shark's appearance were described in a different way, which made people believe that all those stories are made up. Up to now, it is believed that sharks are not present in GTA: San Andreas; if the dolphins are supposed to be sharks, they do not attack the player in any case.

There is a shark model in game's data files, which makes this myths pretty pausible, although many people claim that this model is the shark that appears in the sea in GTA Vice City or is Steve Scott's robotic shark from InterGlobal Films.

Rusty wheelchair

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The infamous wheelchair, taken from http://myepsilon.org
There's an abondoned wheel chair at the end of the wharf in Fisher's Lagoon. There's also a waste skip in San Andreas world carrying the same text, "Skip hire". The wheel chair was believed by many to be a reference to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as one of the youths in this movie is in a wheel chair, but actually it is the same wheel chair that can be seen in the start of the Rockstar game Manhunt. The pedestrian dialog can be heard in Palomino Creek:

- Have you seen this disabled person chair moving?

- No, have you?

- Neither have I, bye-bye!

- Bye-Bye!

Some people see timings on the front wheels of the chair and assume that something will happen at those times. The "mystery of the chair" was never solved in the standard GTA game, and it is believed the chair doesn't carry any hidden meaning. Although, when two members of GTAForums have launched their own competition called GTA Treasurehunt, the last mission there included solving the wheelchair mystery. The lake was filled up with rocks and stones and the dead body was floating in the middle. the wheelchair loks like the one in the hospital in silent hill

Ghost cars

The only 'myth' which is proved to exist. These are broken cars which spawn in the countryside areas of San Andreas. If they spawn on a slope, they roll down it as if they're being driven. There are a number of locations all over the coutryside and the desert where smashed up Glendales can be seen, but only one of them is moving down the hill. Some people claim, that in rare occasions the glitch can occur, in which case Glendales can be seen cruising around Los Santos.

Beverly Johnson's ghost

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Scan of Mr. Donovan's interview for EGM Magazine, proving that the ghost doesn't exist
The myth has started when so-called "ghost graffiti" was discovered at Los Santos cemetery. Many people were claiming that there is Beverly Johnson's ghost that appears in the kitchen/living room of his house in Ganton every midnight. Sometimes the time varied - it had to be Halloween on computer's clock, or it has to be Friday in the game. Some were saying that the ghost appears in the cemetery under same or similar conditions. However, nobody has claimed that they have seen the ghost, neither there are any pictures or videos showing anything the even remotely resembles Beverly Johnson. Furthermore, Rockstar have officially declined it's exsistence.

Girl from TV

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One frame from so-called Girl from TV video showing CJ and the dark figure
This myth is also the one that did not get much support and also the one that very small backup behind it - in fact, it all has started with the video uploaded on Youtube in 2006, featuring CJ in his living room and looking around when the black girl appears from the television in the corner and dissapears a second later. There was no other proof or even spoofes of this girl, it is believed that it is either a glitch when a ped was spawned by mistake and was removed by the game immediately or it was a mod for PC version of GTA. The dark figure looks very much more like a homeless pedestrian from San Fierro which has "God is playing with us!" sign on his front - there was even a video on Youtube comparing both TV girl and the tramp pictures. Currently, the myth is remembered occasionally, usually with an ironic purpose as there isn't any proof of the girl's existence apart from the short blurred video.

Horses in Las Barrancas

The reference to horses can be found on the Rockstar website, on the Tierra Robada bit of map. When you move your cursor over the Las Barrancas icon, the following text can be seen at the bottom of the map:

A quaint desert town steeped in local history, home to preserved Hopi ruins and the terrible setting of the Barrancas Mass Grave. In 1842, the 66th Cavalry, under the comand of Colonel Henry Bolt, was stationed in nearby Fort Carson when they answered a call for help from homesteaders under attack from bandits. Riding to the rescue, the whole force fell down a hole. It is said that the sound of a hundred horses can be heard riding through the town at midnight...

Though it is not much speculated myth, some people spent some time, trying to hear the sound of horses at midnight, but failed to do so. It is unclear, which hole was mentioned in the legend and whether it still exists. So far no evidence have been found about presence of any type of anomaly in Las Barrancas. The hole has also been called Leatherface's body bags but sightings of Leatherface have been in the countryside and as Las Barrancas is in the desert this is not possible.

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Screenshot showing the legend of Las Barrancas

Panopticon Killer/Leatherface/Chainsaw Killer

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Fake Leatherface pictures, courtesy of http://myepsilon.org

Another strong myth of San Andreas is a Chainsaw killer. He has many names such as Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and even Hitler, so in this article we will stick to just killer. The whole idea of the killer started when somebody said that they've heard a chainsaw in Panopticon area. It may be true - the area looks scary when it is foggy; it is full of small sheds and cut down trees; there is also a chinsaw pickup there. The strange sound can be heard during a rainy weather on the first version of the game as a glitch. Eventually, the myth has evolved, people started to find out more clues and weird objects. What we know at the moment, is that the killer lives in the countryside, from the Shady Cabin to Panopticon, he uses a chainsaw or a firearm to kill his victims, he appears from behind the player (usually from the house) and kills him nearly instantly. Although many people have claimed they have seen the killer, there is still no strong evidence to his existence. There is also many descriptions of the killer, they all differ which makes it difficult to believe that killer's existence is pausible. In the Panopticon area at nighttime in a stormy foggy weather it is possible to mistake the killer for a cut down tree or another solid object.

Serial Killer

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Serial killer near his house
This myth is very similar to the Panopticon Killer. The only difference is that this man lives in the desert and uses rifle to kill his victims. Majority of people tend to think that he lives in a small house out in the Tierra Robada, not far from Cluckin' Bell. He is believed to be the same man as Mr. Trenchcoat (see the UFOs article for more information). He can often be seen on the small road next to the river, just meters away from his house. People have claimed that this person starts random shooting and kills other pedestrian - up to now, no evidence has been found. It is believed that this myth started when somsone had a riot cheat on, and the killer attacked somebody which was mistaken for the predetermined action.

Epsilon cult

Please refer to the main Epsilon Program article for more information.

Door in the sky

The Yellor door secret is explained in Epsilon Program article.

References

  • Fan-site, covering Epsilon, Leatherface and some other myths [1]
  • Official Epsilon site [2]
  • Czech web-site with many screenshots of UFO [3]