Top 10 Grand Theft Auto secrets

Hit or myth?
Not even GTA has quite as many crazy details as some of its players would insist. What other game has its own urban myths?

The yeti
Rumours of a Yeti in the admittedly overgrown and creepy badlands of San Andreas are persistent... but wrong. MYTH.

The man in concrete shoes
So hard to find that for a long time we simply didn’t believe it ourselves, Vice City’s near-mythical Mob-victims - feet encased in concrete, sent to sleep with the fishes - actually do exist. Result. HIT.

The ghost of CJ’s mom
Many claim to have witnessed a shadowy figure on the stairs at CJ’s Los Santos family home, and believe it to be the shade of our hero’s deceased mother.
Unfortunately, these many are charlatans, madmen and liars. MYTH.

Flying saucers from outer space
Area 69, the spacey ramblings of The Truth and the wild spaces of the San Andreas deserts - complete with Lil Probe Inn and saucer-shaped sign - has led to reports of ‘lights in the sky’ and even abductions. Fictional reports. MYTH.

Carcer City
The setting for Manhunt has long been connected with GTA, not least because Rockstar has been throwing little references in since GTA III. But, while Carcer exists in the same ‘universe’ as Liberty, Vice et al, that’s it. MYTH.

Ghost cars in the Back O’ Beyond
Chrome barges from the 50s - not unlike Stephen King’s famous haunted car Christine - starting themselves up and driving off? Yes... and no. They do spawn in the hills, but only roll down them due to gravity. No ghosts. MYTH.

Jimmy Hoffa in a bridge
So famous US labor leader Hoffa - who ‘failed to turn up’ to a meeting with two mafia men in 1975, and has never been seen since - is in the western Prawn Island bridge, is he? No. MYTH.

The mysterious fighter plane crashes
A vintage single-seater fighter drones into sight, fresh from the Bermuda Triangle, and promptly crashes and explodes right near San Andreas’s CJ.
Oddly, though rare, this does actually happen! HIT.

Apr 28, 2008


  • brownsnake01 - April 18, 2012 6:16 a.m.

    romero could reference john romero - the famous zombie movie director. hence him being the manager of a place FOR dead people
  • jordanwhite - May 20, 2010 5:25 p.m.

    There are lights but they are just that, lights, they are balls of light with a white line trailing behind them.
  • JosefMotley - January 2, 2010 9:16 a.m.

    i hate all the obviously made up secrets as much as the next man but i have to say i too have seen these lights in the sky. and in the sea, i swam over to one and it kind of flew off. they don't look so much like UFOs as little glitchy suns. i just thought it was a typical bug. and the planes falling out the sky thing has happened to me LOADS
  • Gingerbread - October 23, 2008 1:33 a.m.

    i knew about a couple of these but still those are pretty crazy! wow...
  • Joey_1001 - September 21, 2008 5:16 p.m.

    Woah loads of stuff i didnt no there but the lights in the sky one is TRUE just google Jammy_0002 he is ma mate n he gave me a copy of his san andreas save file and he has a complete collection of strange lights in the sky on his photo album so they do exist, or in your words, HIT.
  • Mace_Starwalker - January 10, 2009 10:13 p.m.

    hey u forgot about the secret it Vice city stories yo. This is a glitch that unlocks the second island early. You know that police bribe that lowers your wanted level on that mound of dirt/sand near escobar international and an empire site in Little Havanna? Well theres a pipe behind jump from top of mound onto the pipe again and again until you glitch through the ground and u make a faceplant into leaf links. Another way is you take a yankee truck and go to starfish island, diaz's mansion and park it facing away from second island as close to water as you can with rite weels touching bridge (you should have a tree on ur rite)get out of the truck jump on top of it and get to back of the truck's roof and jump towards the bridge. You should end up on the pedestrian walkway and on the other side of the invisible wall. Congrats you just unlocked the second island EARLY.

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