Again in 2005, I used to be virtually 15 years previous and I used to be nonetheless enjoying Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The sport at this level was over a yr previous. However I used to be nonetheless spending hours each week enjoying it. It was throughout one in all these periods that I skilled an odd and spooky encounter with an previous automotive within the woods.
One weekend again in 2005, I used to be enjoying some late evening GTA San Andreas. I used to be out within the southern space of the map, the place it’s closely crammed with bushes, rocks and never a lot else. Abruptly, a automotive rolled down a hill. It was previous, beat up and its purple paint job stood out at the hours of darkness forest. I ran as much as the automotive, solely to search out it was empty!? I didn’t know what occurred and was a bit creeped out, so I left the realm shortly. What I didn’t know on the time was that I had simply run right into a ghost automotive, a preferred fantasy in GTA San Andreas.
Not lengthy after the sport was launched, gamers started reporting unusual automobiles they discovered within the woods. These automobiles would drive down hills as if they’d human drivers on the within. However when examined, the automobiles had been empty. Individuals started calling these unusual cars “ghost automobiles.”
Not like different well-known mysteries in GTA San Andreas, like Piggsy or Bigfoot, ghost automobiles may simply be discovered. Should you run across the woods of GTA San Andreas for lengthy sufficient you’ll most likely encounter a ghost automotive.
After my first encounter with a ghost automotive, I started trying on-line for details about automobiles. I shortly discovered now-long misplaced posts in regards to the ghostly automobiles from different followers. Some had been telling the reality, telling tales that gave the impression of my creepy encounter. Different followers appeared to be making stuff up. I distinctly bear in mind one participant sharing a “actual” story about how a ghost automotive truly chased them and honked its horn because it weaved round bushes, making an attempt to run over the terrified participant. One other participant stated they noticed a ghost automotive and whereas leaving they ran right into a UFO.
Whereas these items may sound loopy at present, 15 years in the past it sounded much more believable. GTA San Andreas appeared impossibly huge on the time and it was nonetheless a brand new sport. I bear in mind studying these tales and considering to myself that a few of this might be true. On the time the sport felt like a puzzle field that no person had cracked but.
I, like many different gamers on the time, spent hours looking out the woods and deserts of San Andreas for secrets and techniques and creepy creatures. I bear in mind spending method an excessive amount of time within the foggy woods utilizing my jetpack to coast round, in search of the elusive Bigfoot.
Now that we have now ripped aside San Andreas and seen all of the recordsdata and features of code within the sport, we all know there aren’t any unfamiliar beings or ghosts. However earlier than we knew all of the solutions, San Andreas felt like the actual world. It was massive and we didn’t know all the things. Again then, it actually did really feel like possibly aliens and different unusual issues might be lurking within the digital world of the sport. And once we discovered ghost automobiles and will usually spot them, it virtually felt like a affirmation that something might be within the sport.
So if ghost automobiles are literally within the sport, what are they? Is that this truly Rockstar together with a creepy paranormal occasion into their open-world crime simulator? The reply is not any and the reason of ghost automobiles is attention-grabbing, however not creepy in any respect.
There are numerous automobiles in GTA San Andreas. A number of automobiles within the sport have particular variations that may typically spawn. The Glendale, an previous automotive that appears prefer it was made within the 50s, has one in all these particular variants. Within the in-game recordsdata of San Andreas, this particular model is called “glenshit” and is a beat up and ugly model of the Glendale. This beat up model of the automotive can spawn in a number of locations within the southernly rural sections of the map. And typically it might spawn on hills or small inclines within the woods. When this occurs the automobiles will roll down the hill and look like driving. The sport doesn’t spawn a driver, so when gamers examine they discover an empty automotive. These automobiles weren’t, nonetheless, truly operating or turned off. So any movies or footage that includes the automobiles driving round or having their headlights are pretend and had been made utilizing mods or modifying methods.
Additionally, these automobiles can typically spawn throughout vigilante missions as a result of the sport can technically spawn any automotive throughout these missions, together with the shitty model of the Glendale.
So the ghost automobiles are simply poorly positioned spawn factors for a beat-up previous automotive. Perhaps Rockstar positioned them right here on function, to create spooky automobiles that drive down hills with out drivers? However the extra seemingly reply is that Rockstar wished gamers to search out crappy and previous automobiles on this a part of the map, automobiles that look deserted or wrecked. Then, as a result of a few of their spawn factors had been too near hills, these automobiles would roll down mountains and scare youngsters who had been as much as late enjoying GTA.
The GTA sequence has numerous mysteries, yow will discover an entire wiki devoted to them, however most of them are pretend or completely made up. However a number of of them, just like the ghost automobiles, turn into true. And whereas the explanation ghost automobiles exist isn’t creepy, these uncommon proven-to-be-true myths assist make it simpler to consider that possibly Bigfoot is on the market, wandering Mount Chiliad.