Hi everyone! Before you contribute to this thread, please read all of this first post (#1) and all of the third post (#3).
I am trying to make a historical timeline of easter egg discoveries in GTAV. I am not interested in theories, interpretations, decodings of, or debates about the easter eggs in GTAV. Please use the other threads for that.
For the time being, the easter egg discovery timeline will be updated in POST #8. I will edit that timeline as new information comes in.
Below that, please feel free to share any relevant information that you have.
There have been a ton of posts and threads about easter eggs here recently. I'm reading them, and everyone seems to be confused and overworked.
Right now I think the only way to continue 'decoding' Mt. Chiliad and the other easter eggs in the game is to look to the past. . . to go back to the future, so to speak.
There has been so much bad information and so many redundant 'discoveries' posted in the last few weeks that it's hard for newcomers (and even veterans) to know who knows what and which information is new.
Trolls keep making us laugh with their jokes along the way, but no real discoveries have been found in a long time. Most of the people posting in these GTAV easter egg threads have only been registered here for a few days or weeks (myself included), and because most people don't read before they post, the forum is overloaded with copied and quoted "discoveries" that go nowhere.
I've seen many people say (often lost in the crowded threads) that we need to look at the history of this search and think about the order that things were discovered before we can understand what is left to find. I agree with that.
I think we need to think about origins. I'm not just talking about the story origins of the UFOs and aliens themselves, but the REAL WORLD origins of the RUMORS of UFOs and aliens. We need to backtrack and find out where this so-called mystery came from in the first place.
It should be easy to track the first recorded appearances of UFOs, aliens, and the Mt. Chiliad Mural that appeared online. GTA Forums, YouTube, Reddit, and other sites have dated records of all of the significant discoveries that have been posted publicly so far. With a little effort, it shouldn't be hard to nail down a few important facts.
We need to know when and where the relevant clues were first PUBLICLY announced on the internet. These include 1) the alien in the ice, 2) the mural & messages on the top of the Mt. Chiliad, 3) the 'alien' glyphs/drawings in the game, 3) the sunken UFO, 4) the Chiliad UFO, 5) the other UFOs, and 6-7-8-9-10) anything else that counts as an easter egg. Even the ghost, sea serpent skeleton, Infinite 8 serial killer, underwater hatch, and other easter eggs that are unrelated to the aliens.
It seems pointless to keep asking "what do they mean?" right now, but there are still two very important questions that we CAN ask: Who found them first? And how did they find them?
I'm really, really grateful to all the players who have spent weeks dedicated to exploring the details of this fantastic game. It made GTAV a lot more fun for me. And I'm sure there's still a lot left to enjoy.
So to get back where I started, I think we need to historicize the hunt for easter eggs and the 'meaning' of the Mt. Chiliad mural before we can really understand what is left to find in GTAV.
What came first, the chicken or the egg?
[To be continued...]