Unknown In GTA:SA
So, as I've played
GTA:SA, I've come across some interesting things on the message
boards. The most interesting, to me at least, is the urban (and
rural) legends that are appearing in SA. For example, there is talk
of Bigfoot stalking the wilderness of the South Western mountains of
San Andreas, there is talk of hidden caves in the northern desert,
ghost cars that drive with no driver, planes that fall from the sky
without warning or reason (see the picture below), and even
At first, I took
most of this to be pointless trolling of message boards, since
there was no proof. I mean the best proof I saw was either stories
(which can be bullshitted by anyone) or a fuzzy picture of
Bigfoot, taken from a plane, way up high, with BF looking like
little more than a brown colored, fuzzy looking dude at dusk.
However, that all changed when I looked to the sky, in
frustration, during my pilot exam.
I was growing
quite annoyed with my pilot exam, and I managed to finally pass
the 4th test (so far, it's my least favorite, and one of the few
times that a game actually caused Velveeta to lose her patience)
and I rushed to save. Shortly after saving, I decided to let off
my anger in the redneck way that befits being in a barren desert;
I shot my D'eagle at stuff. There were no clear and destructible
targets near me, so I pointed my gun in the air and started to
shoot telephone polls (like it would do anything...but I was just
relieved to pass one of those brutal tests) when I saw something
flying near the bridge to the north of the airfield.
At first I
thought it was a bird. I mean it was a far off object with
flapping wings...but then I noticed that it was alone. I've only
seen birds flying in groups of 2 or more, so far, so I took a few
shots (like it would do anything...) and it was slowly getting a
little closer. That's when I noticed that it looked like a poorly
programmed bird; the wings were more fuzzy in appearance, like
smoke, and the bird looked rather un-bird in the shape of it's
body...also, it was pretty big for a bird (about twice it's size).
So, this is when I put away my gun and pulled out my camera.
As I zoomed in,
I could still see the "wings" that I saw
flapping...however, it was actually a smoke-like substance that
was flapping in the wind. This was confusing, but not as much as
what I saw when I zoomed in on the body. The body was actually
shaped like some sort of metallic cone. So, I did what anyone
would do when they saw such a freakish phenomenon; I took some
pictures. I now present, the UFO.
So, I'm left
wondering what it was that I saw circling the abandoned airstrip.
Is it a glitch in the programming? Is it aliens? Is it something
you can touch with a helicopter or plane? If I get close enough,
could I shoot it? Is it just something to be explained in a future
mission? If you have any thoughts, hit the GTA:SA
Q&A message board. Also, if you have one of these
instances of your own, make a topic and share.