Grand Theft Auto V – Mysteries and Easter Eggs
HI all, here is a summary of what we've found in GTA V, started from the "Jetpack hunt" thread.
Special thanks to WrathChildz for creating the initial formatting of this list!
First of all, some rules
If you find an egg, show us with a map and pictures
If you have a theory, please try it before posting it.
Please don't quote quotes of quotes.
Things we know :
At various area in the game world there are Glyphs. These are markings in either red or yellow paint that provide information to the player. The glyphs show under what conditions that UFOs hidden in the map will spawn.
The majority of the markings are on the western side of Mount Chiliad. The mural in the cable car station at the summit of Mount Chiliad indicates where these glyphs are to be found.
A glyph has been found in the Grand Senora desert that links a UFO appearance to the Sculpture Park that appears in the south east of the desert.
The Glyphs also appear inside and on the bottom of the hill below the Altruist Camp. In fact, they appear here so prevalently that the Altruists are believed to have painted them.
There are four known instances of UFOs appearing within the game.
A crashed UFO is underwater of the northern coast of the map, slightly east of the islands on the northern tip. It is believed to be the spaceship that Omega refers to when he says one exploded and scattered spaceship part collectibles around the map.
On Mount Chiliad
What is believed to be a hologram of a UFO appears at the top of Mount Chiliad at 3 am on a stormy night when you have completed the game 100% (not true 100%). It is believed to be a hologram as it does not react to bullets or explosions and disappears if you get too close. However, it is unknown from where this hologram is projected although it is possible that the Movie Studio in Vinewood is related in some way.
The glyphs on the western side of Mt Chiliad state the conditions for this to appear and further clues including a UFO shaped glyph under the viewing platform at the top and a sign on the far side of the platform stating "Return when your story is complete" also show conditions to make this UFO spawn. It is likely that this is a government made or MIB style UFO as it has FIB (the in game FBI) written on it.
The conditions for it to appear are -
100% game completion
It is raining
It is 3am
Above the Sculpture Park
After completing the game to 100% (not true 100%) a UFO spawns above the Sculpture Park in Grand Senora. This is the same model used for the crashed UFO and the Mount Chiliad UFO (as well as used within some cut scenes within the game) but it is a physical object within the world. It is currently impossible to enter the UFO.
Above Fort Zancudo
At 3am, a strange green light forms a shape on top of a bunker within Fort Zancudo. This shape is similar to one found on front of a building in San Andreas. This light is cast by a UFO that looks significantly different to the other models on the map. It is likely that this is a prototype for an advanced stealth plane based upon technology recovered from the crashed UFO (one mission tells you about a submariner who was hired to collect something from the bottom of the sea only to die in a freak 'accident' shortly after). Upon this UFO is written Rearrange and Segregate. If you rearrange the letters in the word segregate it makes Easter Egg. This UFO cannot currently be entered.
At 11pm-12pm on Mt Gordo on the eastern side of the map, the ghost of a murdered woman appears floating above the word Jock written in blood. She is the ghost of the ex-wife of Jock Cranley, the Vinewood Stuntman turned Conservative candidate for Governor. This is shown on the ingame website www.whokilledleonorajohnson.com
During a mission called Predator, you have the opportunity to view people in a forest using a thermal camera on a helicopter. Very briefly, the distinct heat signature of Bigfoot appears before disappearing. In a later mission after the main story arc is complete, you get to bump into someone pretending to be Bigfoot, a reference to a mission in the Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare add-on, where you make the Sasquatches extinct.
In the Fridgit warehouse in East Los Santos, you'll notice the door is slightly open. Approach the door and peek through the gap with a sniper rifle, you may see a large Snowman, enjoying the cool atmosphere!
Infinite 8 killer
Around the Gran Senora desert and Sandy Shores are numerous wall writings from someone dubbed the Infinite 8 Killer. It's believed to be a former resident of Sandy Shores called Merle Abrahams who became obsessed with the number 8 and the Ouroboros symbol for infinity. His drawings and writings have led players to believe he has murdered 8 people as part of a ritual and dumped the bodies in the ocean surrounding the islands on the very northern tip of the map.
Thelma and Louise
Travel to the location above between 7pm and 8pm every night and you will see a great reference to the ending of the film Thelma & Louise. The protagonists car is at the end of the cliff face opposite and there will be a number of police cars and a helicopter behind it. As a police officer slowly walks towards the car it suddenly drives forward and off the cliff.
In the LS River at around 21:00 you can see a drag race take place. This refers to the drag race that took place in the LA river in the film Grease.
At the beginning of the game, you're in a Northern US town of North Yankton escaping from the police. Take a detour offroad and drive along the frozen stream under the bridge. Frozen in the ice of the stream is an alien, similar to those seen later in the main storyline.
Secrets on the Special Edition Map
If you bought the Special Edition of GTA V you got a nifty blueprint map
with it. Hold this under a UV light and you will see Trevor Phillips has written some helpful hints. The markings and writings highlight some of the collectible weapons, spaceship parts, letter scraps and submarine parts within the game world as well as showing where some of the military vehicles are kept. Unfortunately, the map does not indicate anything further.
On the eastern side of the map, underwater is a white structure set into the sea bed. There is a small rectangular window set into the top of this, which lights up when the player draws near. This is believed to be a reference to a structure called The Hatch in the TV show Lost. However, this structure was in the jungle in the TV show and not at the bottom of the sea. The purpose of this structure, if any, is unknown.
When you approach the hatch you will hear a tapping noise, as if someone was tapping the glass in the door. This tapping is morse code and, when translated, reads "Hey, you never call, how d'you fancy going bowling" which is a reference to the character Roman Bellic from GTA IV who would famously call the protagonist Nico quite often to see if he would like to go bowling.
Things we aren't sure of :
Mount Chiliad mural
In the cable car station at the summit of Mount Chiliad is an odd mural that seems to indicate a series of hidden passages within the mountain that lead to a UFO, a Cracked Egg and a Jetpack.
Notice the Jetpack & UFO are connected together. Why ? We don't know
There are a number of squares that contains X's above the symbols for these three items and above the summit is a Glyph that has been seen before referring to a UFO.
The shape of the mural is a reference to the Illuminati pyramid and All Seeing Eye which is found on US currency. The boxes containing Xs mark the locations of a number of the glyphs found on the western side of Mt Chiliad, as mentioned above.
It is unknown what relevance the symbols at the bottom of the mural have as no jetpack or cracked egg has yet been found. It is possible that each symbol refers to one of the three flying UFOs found around the map.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TEST ANY THEORIES OUT BEFORE POSTING THEM
On Mt Gordo slightly north of the quarry there is a cabin next to a radio tower. At certain times of day you will find a civilian in a workman's outfit accompanied by a number of men dressed in suits and shades with a black van nearby.
At certain times of day, you will see at least one civilian in a lab coat accompanied by a number of the same suit wearing civilians around the radio telescope array in the desert area of the map. These are believed to be FIB agents and seem to indicate a darker hidden backstory to the telescope array and towers. No other sightings have been found, but it can be noted that one of the radio telescopes points towards Fort Zancudo, maybe it's locked on to the UFO there?
As in GTA San Andreas, the Epsilon cult (a spoof of Scientology) exist in the game world. In fact, you can even do missions for them which can result in you gathering ten 'tracts' (religious documents) for them. On the GTA Social Club stats page, there are apparently 15 tracts to collect, not the ten advised of within the game. It is unknown if further tracts do exist or whether or not Rockstar have made a mistake in the stat or have released a hint at further DLC or GTA Online.
The Epsilon Sect and the Illuminati may well be considered one and the same within GTA V. There are numerous references around the game world of structures forming the shape of an eye, referencing the All Seeing Eye of the Illuminati as well as of Pyramids. The Epsilon sect has their symbol on the San Andreas state symbol, much like the Illuminati do on US currency.
It is unknown whether or not the Epsilon/Illuminati have any other impact on the game other than the set missions or adding a general feel to the environment.
Unproven items and fakes
Any photos of characters wearing a jetpack are to be considered fake unless accompanied by a location the jetpack was found, video footage and multiple photographs at different angles, as well as confirmation from other sources.
Tunnel in Mount Chiliad
There is a tunnel through the mountain
the Altruists reside on as you drive towards the Altruists. This contains two doors that say T01 and T02. These doors are standard textures/objects that seem to appear in all tunnels and have no significance. The keypads reported on the doors that spark when shot react the same as any type of electrical equipment in the game. These numbers match with T1 and T2 on the FIB and IAA building rooftops, but no further link has been established.
There are also pictures
of what is believed to be another access point within the area of the mountain
, what looks like a large storm drain that leads to a T junction. This is inaccessible at the moment and so is not believed to have any relevance as an entry point but just serves as a drainage channel.
A video has been doing the rounds of a 'numbers station' and weird noise playing at a certain point in the sea in the north west of the map. When played through a decoder, this has given a picture of a HUD of an Apache gun camera. This has not been further verified by any player and is considered to be fake until proven otherwise.
In the northern of the two water courses that lead west out of the Alamo Sea there is a waterfall, behind which photos have shown the possibility of a tunnel. This tunnel just can't seem to be accessed at all so is likely a texture glitch unless proved otherwise. NB It may be possible to block this particular waterfall with a log seen near to the top. This has yet to be tried.
A video has done the rounds on Youtube showing a person shooting the Dinosaur Model at the roadside cafe in the eye, travelling to the quarry and then dialling DINOSAUR on their ingame phone. This then appears to spawn a T-Rex in the distance. This is fake. The creator of the video is a Visual Effects artist and created this simply as a pran.
The second hatch
Many people have reported seeing a second hatch underwater off the western part of the map. This is not a hatch but is used in the Merryweather Heist as the location of an object collected by Trevor by submarine. It has no further signioficance.
The Alien Egg
Several people have reported an 'alien egg' underwater underneath the Sonar Docks. This is not an egg but a giant clam.
The Glowing Tree/UFO shape
There have been reports of a tree glowing yellow and a red UFO shape on a hillside that disappears at a certain angle. These are merely texture glitches and have not appeared since the patch.
Grave on the mountain
There is a grave on thwe top of the mountain south of the lighthouse on the eastern coast. This is the grave of the mother of the owner of the Lighthouse Cottage and is referred to when colelcting her as part of a Strangers and Freaks hitchhiker mission.
Areas of interest
There are many areas of interest within the game world that you may miss completely or simply ignore. Here is a non-definitive list
The two outdoor theatres
The dams and reservoirs
The Telescope Array
FOR THE JETPACK HUNT :
WHAT WE'VE TRIED THAT DOESN'T WORK
-Anything related to the space docker - Rockstar have confirmed that the Space Docker does not relate to an Easter Egg
- Putting heavy vehicles over the UFOs
- Overlay of the Mt.Chiliad Mural on the map seems to lead to nothing.
- Calling any telephone numbers. There is only hold music, not elevator music as some people believe.
- All tunnels under Mt.Chiliad are there for decoration.
-Calling Omega during the UFOs sightings or take a picture to send him doesn't work.
-The glowing tree (aka golden tree) is a texture bug.
-The glowing UFO shape on a hillside is a texture glitch.
Please note - Easter eggs are just fun little things to discover and enjoy for the sake of them being there. Rockstar have not spent the years of development in this game making a hugely elaborate scheme just to hide a possible object. Do not take this too seriously.
Some locations in the Single Player map are accessible because they are required for missions in GTA Online, eg the Fort Zancudo Control Tower and elevator. Just because you can access it does not mean it is relevant.
GTA V will be absolutely full of references to popular culture, including their own games. There are references to Rockstars own games, popular books, films, radio shows, music, etc all made subtley throughout the game. The only references that will be laid out in this guide are those which are physical and time based, eg the Thelma and Louise egg.