15 Locations In GTA That Are Actually Scary
GTA is known for being action-packed and sprawling, but there are a few haunted and eerie locations in the games that are actually pretty scary.
The Grand Theft Auto series is undoubtedly one of the most influential and iconic video game series of all time. Grand Theft Auto 3 and subsequent games in the series have constantly pushed the boundaries of open-world gaming with various locales, interesting stories, hilarious characters, and everything else along the same lines.
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However, not everything is handled with the classic GTA comedic twist that we're all familiar with — some areas in the game are downright terrifying, especially if you happen upon them without any prior warning. Here are some locations in Grand Theft Auto that are bound to send shivers down your spine.
Updated on April 14, 2023, by David Kinder: Even though the Grand Theft Auto series hasn't dived completely into the paranormal, there are many places that could easily be mistaken for horror sets. Whether through overt references or suspicious designs, GTA can slap you with a creepy location. Years of internet rumors have fueled the fear that these places are haunted and outright malicious. What you should really worry about is your imagination. It can make your mind play tricks on you. However, it only takes an audio or visual glitch to make the Abandoned Hospital a permanent nightmare.
15 Colony Island Hospital (GTA 4)
During the day, the abandoned hospital near the southern end of Colony Island is unassuming, but like any horror film, the hospital becomes much creepier and unnerving at night. This hospital is familiar to players mainly since one of the hardest Grand Theft Auto 4 missions takes place here — The Snow Storm.
Colony Island is based on the real-life Roosevelt Island, famous for the Smallpox Hospital. While you won't find any ghosts of past asylum patients, you'll definitely be creeped out by the general atmosphere. Nothing screams: "Let's do this another day," like a creepy old hospital.
14 Blaine County Motel (GTA 5)
The Abandoned Blaine County Motel is like many of the dozens of dilapidated buildings in Blaine County. Boarded-up windows are no big deal, usually. However, the motel becomes more distressing once you take a look around.
Accessible rooms are filled with trash and in complete disrepair. It seems like a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but the world outside is still running like normal. There have even been claims of unsettling noises and paranormal NPCs, but they're just rumors.
13 Ghost Town (GTA 3)
Grand Theft Auto 3 marked a massive transformation for the series, with the shift to a 3D open-world setting being a catalyst for the success of this series. After a prison break, players were thrust into the dizzying world of Liberty City. However, there is another city present in the game.
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This Ghost Town can be encountered by flying the lone plane in the game, the Dodo. It's an incomplete region meant solely for the opening cinematic. The fact that there's no collision detection for this area makes the Ghost Town even scarier.
12 The Amityville House (GTA 4)
The Amityville House is easily one of the scariest locations in real life. So, it's only a given that a series like GTA would also pay homage to this haunting area.
You can find this legendary house in Alderney. While you won't be attacked by ghosts, some players have claimed you can hear sinister dialogue inside the house. Even then, it's still creepy. The general vibe of that lifeless house is unsettling enough for most people.
11 Vinewood Cemetery (GTA 5)
Cemeteries are creepy in any video game. Some developers try to hide zombies and other monsters in the background. Fortunately, there's nothing like that, but the creepiest part about Vinewood Cemetery has to be the empty grave with a pistol.
Rockstar's desire to make each of their open worlds feel lived in can make a lot of areas unsettling. Not knowing why something is there makes your mind run with possibilities. Some players have claimed that this grave is a reference to Grand Theft Auto San Andreas , where CJ and Sweet's mom is buried.
10 Inside The Statue Of Happiness (GTA 4)
Grand Theft Auto 4 has one of the most absurd Easter eggs in the entirety of gaming and one of the most horrifying due to its implication. The Heart Of Liberty City has to be seen to be believed, but you may regret that choice.
This Easter egg is inside the Statue Of Happiness. You need to land directly at the base of the statue, which is no easy task. After going past a fake door, players can climb the ladder to witness a beating heart. It's also a nod to Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart.
9 Mount Gordo (GTA 5)
The ghost of Mount Gordo is a definite shock for unprepared players. Once you complete the questline for Jolene Cranley-Evans, a small surprise is waiting at the mountaintop. In the middle of the night, with a sniper rifle, you can look down the scope near the peak to see Jolene Cranley-Evans's ghost.
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You might get jumped scared, so keep that in mind. The good news is that the ghost disappears if you try to get close. It's obviously not the reward anyone would expect after solving a cold case.
8 Back O' Beyond Woods (GTA San Andreas)
The Back O' Beyond Woods in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is an iconic location infamous for Bigfoot myths and the illusive Ghost Cars. While the Bigfoot mission was a hoax, there are still some eerie things about this place. The nighttime fog paints a different picture.
If you're roaming in the woods, a random car will roll towards them without anyone in the driver's seat. Ghost cars are a glitch but mostly a design oversight. The vehicles are "moving towards you" because they spawn on a hill and begin to roll down when you get near them.
7 Abandoned Sprunk Factory (GTA 4)
Grand Theft Auto 4 remade Liberty City with its fair share of creepy locations and occurrences. One such location is the Abandoned Sprunk Factory, with numerous fan theories. Players have stated that they've seen alligators and ghosts roaming the area, although that has never been proven.
While New York allegedly has sewer gators, Liberty City doesn't. The random screaming does actually occur. However, it only happens when a person fires a gun. Due to how sound works in GTA 4, the hobos under the building will hear the gunshots and scream out of horror.
6 Apartment 3C (GTA Vice City)
Crime films like Scarface inspired Grand Theft Auto Vice City , so it was inevitable that a bunch of references to the movie would make their appearance here. There's a limited amount of buildings you can enter, so being able to enter Apartment 3c was a big surprise.
If you choose to enter, there's horrifying sight waiting in the bathroom. The bathroom walls are stained with blood, along with a chainsaw pick-up — an obvious nod to the iconic murder scene of Angel in Scarface.
5 Abandoned Mine Shaft (GTA 5)
The Abandoned Mine Shaft in Grand Theft Auto 5 was originally inaccessible in early copies. With the release of the Enhanced Version, players could destroy the boards guarding the main entrance and explore this eerie location.
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The scene that greets them is quite horrifying: a well-preserved, wrinkled corpse wearing a vintage pinstripe suit. It's part of Michael's Murder Mystery story. It's also an homage to the seedier and shadier history of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
4 Harbour 'Hobo Tunnel' (GTA 3)
The Hobo Tunnel in Grand Theft Auto 3 sparked many rumors back in the day. Its existence has never been explained, which makes the mystery behind the tunnels all the more intriguing. The easy answer is that Rockstar wanted to make Liberty City more realistic.
However, the worst part about this area is that the only people in the location are four hobos facing each other with molotovs, who do nothing. There have been attempts at explaining why they're there, such as deleted missions and forgotten Easter eggs. The lack of activity makes it all the stranger.
3 El Castillo Del Diablo (GTA San Andreas)
San Andreas has many Easter eggs , but some are just outright creepy. One notable Easter egg is in El Castillo Del Diablo. At first glance, it's a bunch of rock formations. At the center, there's a mass grave.
The fact that this place is close to both Las Brujas, a ghost town, and Area 69 has led to people believing that the government took the residents of Las Brujas, experimented on them, and disposed of failures in this mass grave. It could also allude to mobs in Las Vegas disposing of victims.
2 Merle Abrahams' House (GTA 5)
The Infinity Killer from Grand Theft Auto 5 is easily one of the most twisted and messed up sidequests in the entire game. It wasn't the first time and wouldn't be the last time since Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto 4 also feature a serial killer sidequest.
The Killer's home is charred and abandoned, with disturbing graffiti all over the wall related to the number eight. There's also a set of tally marks counting to 15, which could be anything from a victim counting his final days to his child's age (in days or years).
1 Mount Chiliad (GTA 5)
Years of fan speculation and myth-busting Mount Chiliad led to one of the most amazing yet fascinating experiences in GTA 5. Many people thought the mural involved jetpacks, Bigfoot, aliens, and a government conspiracy. It was a message for the player to 100 percent the game and reach the peak during a storm.
Upon meeting the above conditions, players will be able to witness a UFO in the distance, which is quite jarring, to say the least. The moment feels like the ending of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. You can't help but feel like something bad is going to happen.
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All GTA Online Ghosts Exposed Ghost Locations (Halloween 2023)
Looking for a paranormal experience? You've come to the right place! This guide will detail where to find all the ghosts in the GTA Online "Ghosts Exposed" Halloween event. Oh — and the best part? You'll get to unlock a special ghostly livery for the brand-new Albany Brigham.
Need more convincing? We thought not. This latest event comes courtesy of the San Andreas Mercenaries DLC and is definitely not one you want to miss! So, get ready to embrace your inner spirit chaser as we detail all the ghost locations in the GTA Online Halloween 2023 event.
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Before we begin, you might ask: What is the Ghosts Exposed event? In short, it's a new Halloween event that invites players to embark on a ghost hunt. During this event, players must snap photos of ten elusive ghosts concealed within Los Santos and Blaine County.
The apparitions eventually lead to the discovery of Johnny Klebitz's ghost, a character from GTA V, breathing life into the eerie lore of the Grand Theft Auto V universe. Players will be rewarded with cash and a special Halloween-themed item for participating (more on that later).
Rockstar Games' official GTA Online Weekly Update blog post read as follows:
The Halloween festivities continue with the introduction of three new deathmatches, UFO Business Battles, encounters with Phantom Cars, and more starting this week. Players can also help local paranormal investigators, Ghosts Exposed, track down photographic evidence of apparitions.
Where To Find All Ghosts In GTA Online Ghosts Exposed Event
Alright, enough waffling. There are exactly ten ghost locations in the Ghosts Exposed event of GTA Online, all of which are mostly scattered across the northern part of the map, around the Blaine County region.
Like most spooks, you can only find these ghouls in the nighttime. To be more specific, the ghosts will appear between 8 PM and 6 PM in-game time , in hourly intervals. You must find them in the order displayed in the image above.
Still struggling to find all the ghost locations in GTA Online. I get it — my descriptions suck — but truth be told, I tried my best. So, if you need a visual walkthrough, check out the video below by YouTuber GTA Series Videos.
What Are The GTA Online Ghosts Exposed Rewards?
Finding all ten ghosts in the GTA Online Ghosts Exposed event will reward you handsomely. Specifically, you'll get 5,000 RP and GTA$ 20,000 for every ghost located, plus a bonus of GTA$ 50,000 for finding them all. That totals GTA$ 250,000. Not a bad payday, if you ask me.
But that's not all. Snapping photos of all ten ghosts in the Halloween 2023 event in GTA Online will also reward you with a special Ghosts Exposed livery for the Albany Brigham .
It basically transforms this 50s-style hurse into the bad-ass Ghostbusters Ectomobile ghost-hunting automobile. Pretty cool, eh?
The Albany Brigham is a four-door coach wagon that retails at GTA$ 1,499,000 at the Southern San Andreas Super Autos in GTA Online, making it well worth kitting out this Halloween.
The car's in-game description reads:
Back in the 50's, the Albany Brigham was the perfect car for any stage of life. A respectable Sunday strolling wagon for the white picket newlyweds, an ambulance for when you were horrifically disfigured in a preventable accident, and when you didn't make it to the hospital in time, a very dignified hearse. And like you tell your grandpa, all those skills are all completely transferable to the modern economy.
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GTA V player discovers haunted house no one knew was in the game
Grand Theft Auto V released way back in 2013 but the game continues to keep amazing us even so many years after release.
What’s even better is that Rockstar Games has created an open world game with so much to do and discover that people are still finding new things to date .
A youtuber has apparently found a new secret in the single player campaign of the game, and it’s all kinds of spooky.
He went to a house at night at exactly 3am his local time and it turned out to be haunted and the secret he found would scare the hell out of the even the most hardened gamer.
What he uncovers seems to suggest that the house is haunted by the ghost of a baby who might have died prematurely due to an accident or disease , and as a result of the event, the family living in the house must have abandoned it.
Little do they know, their child’s ghost is still in the house and suffering in agony. We wouldn’t want to come across this spirit at all.
Check out the video below and make sure your lights are turned on.
As soon as he goes into the abandoned house , he can hear a baby crying but although he inspected the area completely, there was no one to be found, just the voice of the child crying .
Strange Glow Over Moscow Skies Triggers Panic as Explosions Reported
B right flashes lit up the night sky in southern Moscow in the early hours of Thursday morning, new footage appears to show, following reports of an explosion at an electrical substation on the outskirts of the city.
Video snippets circulating on Russian-language Telegram channels show a series of flashes on the horizon of a cloudy night sky, momentarily turning the sky a number of different colors. In a clip shared by Russian outlet MSK1.ru, smoke can be seen rising from a building during the flashes lighting up the scene.
Newsweek was unable to independently verify the details of the video clips, including when and where it was filmed. The Russian Ministry of Emergency situations has been contacted via email.
Several Russian Telegram accounts said early on Thursday that residents of southern Moscow reported an explosion and a fire breaking out at an electrical substation in the Leninsky district, southeast of central Moscow.
Local authorities in the Leninsky district told Russian outlet RBC that the explosion had happened in the village of Molokovo. "All vital facilities are operating as normal," Leninsky district officials told the outlet.
The incident at the substation in Molokovo took place just before 2 a.m. local time, MSK1.ru reported.
Messages published by the ASTRA Telegram account, run by independent Russian journalists, appear to show residents close to the substation panicking as they question the bright flashes in the sky. One local resident describes seeing the bright light before losing access to electricity, with another calling the incident a "nightmare."
More than 10 villages and towns in the southeast of Moscow lost access to electricity, the ASTRA Telegram account also reported. The town of Lytkarino to the southeast of Moscow, lost electricity, wrote the eastern European-based independent outlet, Meduza.
Outages were reported in the southern Domodedovo area of the city, according to another Russian outlet, as well as power failures in western Moscow. Electricity was then restored to the areas, the Strana.ua outlet reported.
The cause of the reported explosion is not known. A Telegram account aggregating news for the Lytkarino area described the incident as "an ordinary accident at a substation."
The MSK1.ru outlet quoted a local resident who speculated that a drone may have been responsible for the explosion, but no other Russian source reported this as a possible cause.
Ukraine has repeatedly targeted Moscow with long-range aerial drones in recent months, including a dramatic wave of strikes in late May.
On Sunday, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the region's air defense systems had intercepted an aerial drone over the city of Elektrostal, to the east of Moscow. No damage or casualties were reported, he said.
The previous day, Russian air defenses detected and shot down another drone flying over the Bogorodsky district, northeast of central Moscow, Sobyanin said.
There is currently no evidence that an aerial drone was responsible for the reported overnight explosion at the electrical substation in southern Moscow.
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Buried treasure: The splendor of the Moscow Metro system
Owen hatherley the calvert journal january 29, 2013.
. Reposted from The Calvert Journal , a daily briefing on the culture and creativity of modern Russia.
. Post-Communist underground stations in Moscow, like the recently completed Pyatnitskoye shosse, are still, very visibly, Moscow Metro stations. Regardless of the need or otherwise for nuclear shelters, they’re still buried deep in the ground; ubiquitous still is the expensive, laborious, but highly legible and architecturally breathtaking practice of providing high-ceilinged vaults with the trains leaving from either side. There have been attempts at “normal” metro lines, like the sober stations built under Khrushchev, or the “Light Metro” finished in 2003, but they didn’t catch on. Largely, the model developed in the mid-1930s continues, and not just in Moscow — extensions in Kiev or St Petersburg, or altogether new systems in Kazan or Almaty, carry on this peculiar tradition. Metro stations are still being treated as palaces of the people, over two decades after the “people’s” states collapsed. This could be a question of maintaining quality control, but then quality is not conspicuous in the Russian built environment. So why does this endure?
. The original, 1930s Moscow Metro was the place where even the most skeptical fellow travellers threw away their doubts and surrendered. Bertolt Brecht wrote an awe-filled poem on the subject, “The Moscow Workers Take Possession of the Great Metro on April 27, 1935,” dropping his habitual irony and dialectic to describe the Metro workers perusing the system they’d built on the day of its opening. At the end, the poet gasps, his guard down, “This is the grand picture that once upon a time/ rocked the writers who foresaw it” — that is, that here, at least, a dream of “Communism” had been palpably built. It was not an uncommon reaction, then or now, nostalgia notwithstanding. The first stations, those Brecht was talking about, were not particularly over-ornamented, especially by the standards of what came later, but their extreme opulence and spaciousness was still overwhelming. Stations like Sokolniki or Kropotkinskaya didn’t bludgeon with classical reminisces and mosaics. Yet three things about the underground designs created by architects Alexei Dushkin, Ivan Fomin, Dmitry Chechulin et al were unprecedented in any previous public transport network, whether Charles Holden’s London, Alfred Grenander’s Berlin or Hector Guimard’s Paris. First, the huge size of the halls, their high ceilings and widely-spaced columns; second, the quality of the materials, with various coloured marbles shipped in from all over the USSR; and third, the lighting, emerging from individually-designed, surreal chandeliers, often murkily atmospheric, designed to create mood rather than light.
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