5 San Andreas myths some GTA players end up believing
The myths of GTA San Andreas carry a lasting legacy among the player base; so much so that some of them have come to believe it.
Mythological creatures like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster are often the result of anecdotal evidence, whether visual or aural. Most of the time, there are times of misidentification. People are made to believe that they have seen something that they have not seen. GTA San Andreas is certainly no exception to this rule.
Rumors have spread like wildfire throughout the GTA community. When San Andreas was released, many players reported a number of sightings. While some of them turned out to be true (ghost cars), most of these myths turned out to be false. Some GTA players make the mistake of falling in love with poorly memorized mods or events.
5 myths of GTA San Andreas that convinced gamers
5) Loch Ness Monster
One of the most famous hoaxes in modern history is the Loch Ness Monster. A reported inhabitant of the Scottish Highlands, Good Old Nessie is a long-necked creature that lives in large bodies of water. A few San Andreas players have claimed to have seen it in places like Fisher’s Lagoon or Ghost Lake in Back O ‘Beyond.
While the Loch Ness monster made no appearances in San Andreas, Rockstar included the monster in GTA Online‘s Cayo Perico heist. Somewhere off the island, players can spot the creature. However, it must be during the heyday of the heist. Get too close and the monster will submerge itself in the water.
This isn’t the first time Rockstar has recognized popular theories made by San Andreas fans. There are other instances in GTA games where the myths come true (or at least seem to be).
4) Epsilon program
The Epsilon program makes its first appearance in GTA San Andreas. Although they lack prominence in the main game, several advertisements advertise their religious beliefs.
There is a farm in San Andreas, located in County Flint. It has the distinction of having glowing blue windows at night, which is not present anywhere else. The farm makes an appearance in the Body Harvest mission storyline.
GTA players believe that the farm has some connection with the Epsilon program, given that they represent themselves with the color light blue. Several myths have arisen from the cult, which range from performing a ridiculous set of tasks to finding a yellow door in the sky.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre left a great impression on American culture. A mad murderer wielding a chainsaw is enough to give anyone nightmares, let alone wear masks made of human skin. With the appearance of a chainsaw weapon in San Andreas, rumors on the internet have suggested the appearance of Leatherface.
GTA players often offer the Panopticon as their main hiding place. Due to the abandoned setting and the bloodstained sheds, it is evident that horrific crimes have taken place. Even the official Rockstar site in San Andreas seems to suggest this theory. Sometimes GTA players misunderstand what they think are chainsaw sounds here.
2) Ghost of CJ’s mother
Before the events of San Andreas, Beverly Johnson was killed in a car crash. His death is what ultimately brought Carl Johnson back to Los Santos. However, there are a few GTA players who believe they can find his ghost roaming the Johnson Residence. There are even fake screenshots circulating the web.
However, there is no evidence that his ghost is in the game’s files. A Rockstar developer denied the rumors in a magazine interview with Electronic Gaming Monthly. While the rumors have been spread, there is a pediatrician who shares the same model as Beverly’s photo.
Interestingly, players can use grenades inside the hideout. Once it explodes, transparent squares appear for a short time. This problem can be one of the reasons why GTA players mistakenly believe that there is a ghost in the house.
The undisputed king of San Andreas myths (and GTA lore in general), Bigfoot casts a great shadow over the series. With shrouded fog and dense forests, the countryside is a great place to take a stroll in Bigfoot.
Considering the widespread use of third-party mods, players have had a hard time convincing others that they have real footage of Bigfoot. Its noticeable absence from the game’s files also took a heavy toll on the credibility of these rumors. Nonetheless, a few players believe they saw it when they first played the game.
GTA 5 refers to this popular myth through a mission called The Last One. Franklin must hunt down what he believes is Bigfoot, only to find a cop killer instead. Upgraded versions of GTA 5 also allow players to find golden peyote plants, from which they can take control of Bigfoot. The myth is now a reality.
Note: This article reflects the personal views of the author.