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The UFO myth appeared quite early in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and though it is not so popular at the moment, there still are people looking for it.



Area 69

It is believed that the myth originated when Area 69 was discovered. The player is only granted "legal" access to Area 69 in one mission, where the player has to find and steal a Jetpack.

The Inn's interior

However, there is no evidence of any aliens or flying saucers in the game. The only known UFO is the fake one on a pole outside the Lil' Probe Inn. The Inn has started multiple speculations about possible areas where UFOs can be seen. If the player goes down the back behind the counter they will see a small room with a radio transmitter, computer and a map on the wall with 11 dots on it. Four dots are believed to be the pins, as they are located in the 4 corners of the map, where nothing significant is located, while the other seven look like they are marks on the map. The same map is located at Mike Toreno's ranch, which made people believe that he is somehow connected with the aliens. Nothing suspicious has been found regarding the map, it is believed that it is there only for decorative purposes and to create the atmosphere. It could be an included easter egg by Rockstar Games, as it is a possible Beta map, evidenced by the massive differences in land forms. There are some pictures on the walls in the bar itself - some feature locations within San Andreas with a UFO seen in the sky, while others are real-life pictures (e.g. one has got Orthodox church domes on it - suggesting that the picture was taken in the real-life city of Moscow).

The map from the Lil' Probe Inn and Toreno's ranch

A news segment on the radio station WCTR mentions that residents of Bone County area have reported seeing lights over the desert. According to WCTR, the government blames water supply.

The Truth, the hippy Carl meets later in the game, also speaks about "Them... Who can't control our minds" and "Snake-headed aliens who run oil business". As an oil refinery is located near Area 69, it is believed that there is a higher possibility of spotting the UFO in that vicinity, as opposed to anywhere else in San Andreas.

On of the missions CJ does for Toreno involves entering the cargo plane Andromada, killing the crew and destroying it. The crew (people dressed in black as some aliens did in the Men In Black film) utter phrases such as "Carbon based buffoon" and "You evolved from shrews". These phrases are the only clue that made some people believe that they are aliens from the galaxy of Andromeda.

"Mr Hat" and "Mr Trenchcoat"

"Mr. Hat" (left) and "Mr. Trenchcoat" (right)

"Mr. Hat" and "Mr. Trenchcoat" are two pedestrians that appear in the game, as the player never gets to find out their real names, fans have given them simple nicknames based on their appearance. "Mr. Hat" wears an eye-patch, a baseball cap, jeans and a blue shirt, while "Mr. Trenchcoat" wears a black cowboy hat, black trenchcoat, black boots and stars-and-stripes tie. They could be related to the aliens issue in some way. For example, most of the time they spawn near the Big Ear, the geyser or The Lil' Probe Inn - anywhere near the Fort Carson area. Some people claim that they have seen "Mr. Trenchcoat" chasing and talking to people asking them to join. It hasn't been proven that he does that, but a list of phrases that he uses often suggest that he was abducted by aliens at some point in his life:

- They are watching us!

- They know.

- You know they know.

- Get away from me!

- He's one of them!

- You're not gonna probe me again.

- You green blooded monster.

"Mr. Hat", however, doesn't say anything strange, but it was claimed many times that when killed, he spawns again almost immediately after the player has turned away. He is often seen speaking to "Mr. Trenchcoat". It was once claimed that the Sandking that spawns under the Big Ear belongs to Mr Trenchcoat. If the truck is parked there it is supposedly easier to find "Mr. Trenchcoat".

The Big Ear, which some people believe was built by the military forces to control the sky in case aliens invade, points exactly North. There were suggestions about it, but no clear conclusion has been made.

There is no proof of UFOs existence in the game, apart from some clues such as radio conversations, game scripts and pedestrian conversations. In the night red and yellow lights can be seen zooming through the sky. Though there are two models in the game named ufo_light02 and 03, but when extracted and viewed, these are just hanging roof lights with wide triagular shades.

Flying rods/skyfishes

Screen capture from the video

Nevertheless, there is another object, which could have been placed by Rockstar themselves. It looks like a black meteor falling from the very top of the screen and dissapears behind the horizon. They can usually be seen in the desert area or in Red County when facing the desert.

There are no ideas on what it could possibly be, neither is there anything that can somehow relate to it. The search is still going on, although many people are not familiar with it.

At one occasion a similar object was seen - it looked like an old hand-grenade and had a small exhaust fumes tail behind it; it moves very fast and it is impossible to trace where it came from or where it has landed.

It is not possible to follow the skyfish because of it being extremely fast.

External Links

Video featuring one of those flying objects

UFOlight in the sky

Bad quality set of screen caps featuring another appearance of that object


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