GTA 5 is one of the most loved and most played open-world games in all of history. With an immersive and competitive multiplayer mode, it stays alive on the consoles and computers of millions of players. But it is the single-player campaign of this game that still arouses the curiosity of many gamers, with its mysteries and secret places to be discovered.
We know that even the most addicted to GTA V can have some difficulty unlocking all the game’s secrets. So we’ve brought in this article 16 secret places that every fan of the title needs to visit at least once. Also, there is a bonus at the end. So start your car engine, put the coordinates in your GPS, and get ready to hit the road!
Thelma and Louise movie precipice
The first secret place is an easter egg from a very cult movie from the 90s. The most unsuspecting ones might think this has nothing to do with GTA, but it does. In this film, two women are fleeing the police in a frantic car chase. They then decide to jump off a cliff so as not to be arrested by the authorities. Does this spoiler remind you of anything?
So it is. This final scene of the film was included in the Rockstar GTA V . If you use any type of transport or flying vehicle, head to a mountain near Raton Canyon in Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness. You must be there between 7 pm and 8 pm. If all goes well, you’ll be able to see Thelma and Louise’s car jump off the cliff, just like in the movies.
Where to find Thelma and Louise:
Go to Raton Canyon, in Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness, between 7 and 8 pm.
Alien frozen under the bridge
Here we must be aware, as this place is only available at the very beginning of the game’s Prologue. As you drive, the game will tell you to cross the train tracks. Do not do this. Turn right, get out of the car and walk down the bridge you would go over. What will you see? The monstrous creature from the Alien franchise is frozen underwater.
Where to find the frozen alien :
- While you dodge by car in the game’s Prologue, don’t cross the train track
- Turn right and get out of the car near a bridge
- Below the bridge, you will see the alien frozen in the water.
face on the mountain
Back at Mount Chiliad, you can see a face drawn on the mountain. It’s on the north face of the site, and you’ve probably passed this smiling man drawn on the rock and never noticed. To make sure you find this unknown face, look around the cable car station.
Where to find the mysterious face drawn on the mountain:
At the base of Mount Chiliad, next to the cable car station.
Let’s go to Tongva Valley. Amidst all the nature present here, you should find a cave. You have to explore it carefully and patiently to find it. We promise, however, to be rewarding, as you will eventually find part of a mysterious spaceship.
Where to find the spaceship part:
- go to Tongva Valley
- Search through the trees for a cave
- In the cave, go to the foot of a waterfall to discover the spaceship part.
Easter egg from the movie Where the weak have no time
Anyone who has seen this film knows that it shows well that crime does not pay. And GTA V makes a point of showing this to players with the possibility of you visiting one of the final scenes of the film. If you go to the west side of Mount Chiliad, you’ll see that a deal, probably in drugs, didn’t go over well.
There will be dead bodies scattered around the place, with some abandoned cars. Only one person will be alive, just like in the movie, a man who will warn you not to pick up the suitcase full of money that is nearby. Please be advised that it is at your own risk and risk to choose to take it.
Where to find the scene from Where the weak have no chance :
On the west side of Mount Chiliad, although you may not always see the scene.
submerged battle tank
To get to this sunken tank you will need a vehicle that can submerge it underwater. Once in possession of one, head east to Humane Labs. As you explore the waters of this region, you will find a number of military items. Among them is a tank.
Where to find the submerged battle tank:
- Go to Blaine County in San Andreas
- Locate San Chianski Mountain Range
- Dive the waters east of the Humane Labs complexes
This location is very useful if you can find it, as it holds some items that might interest you, such as weapons and ammo. It is located in the Great Chaparral section, a place that is practically absent of buildings and people. There you can find the entrance to an old and abandoned mine. To enter, just use any type of explosive weapon at the door.
Where to find the mine entrance:
- Go to Great Chaparral
- Search the dirt road between Galileo Road and Zancudo Grande Valley
This secret place in GTA V is an easter egg that will only be understood by those who watched the TV series Lost . Once you have a submarine, you should head to the far east, in the San Chianski Mountain Range. Deep under the sea you will find a hatch, which is a perfect replica of the hatch featured in the television show.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to get close as the depth can destroy your submarine.
Where to find the Lost Hatch :
- Right on the east end of San Chianski Mountain Rage
- Dive as deep as you can into the sea in the region
Los Santos has more than one plane submerged in the ocean. If you travel to the peninsula that is in Paleto Forest, you should go near the parachute jump point. It is northwest of the peninsula. When searching underwater, there will be a submerged plane. If you go south of Murrieta Oil Field you will also find an underwater aircraft.
Where to find submerged planes:
- In the northwest of the Paleto Forest Peninsula, near the parachute jump point
- In the waters south of Murrieta Oil Field
Of course, GTA V could not do without its Snow Man. Go to La Mesa, and there you will find a Fridgit company warehouse. Enter the warehouse and you will see a series of blue doors. One of them is half-open, and if you look closely through the opening, you’ll find Snowman watching you.
Where to find the Snowman:
- Find Fridgit’s warehouse in La Mesa
- Enter and go to the ajar blue door
Yes, Hugh Hefner’s mansion is also present in GTA V . And she’s not hard to find. Richman Mansion is south of Richman, near the golf course, north of Americano Way, east of Eclipse Boulevard, and west of Picture Perfect. There is no way to go wrong.
Where to find the Playboy Mansion:
It’s in the middle of four places: north of Americano Way, west of Picture Perfect, east of Eclipse Boulevard, and south of Richman, near the golf course.
This cave is on the east coast of San Andreas. There’s no way to get there by car, of course, so you’ll need to be smart and creative. Anyway, it’s on the southern tip of the San Chianski Mountain Range in Blaine County. You can get there by plane or helicopter, although you can also find a spot without that invisible barrier on the nearest road.
Inside the cave, you will find a grenade launcher as well as a useless part of a spaceship.
Where to find Coveted Cove:
Travel by plane to the southern tip of the San Chianski Mountain Range in Blaine County.
Jesco White’s cabin
This secret location is only available in single-player mode. To find it, head north from Alamo Pier, exiting North Calafia Way. Once you reach your destination, you will find Jesco White, one of the GTA V broadcasters, with a portable radio. He will be doing a characteristic dance that Jesco does in real life.
Where to find Jesco White’s cabin:
- Exit North Calafia Way towards Alamo Pier
- Cross the forest to find the cabin
This control tower isn’t very secret, as it’s in Fort Zancudo, a location you’ll eventually go to throughout the game. When you get back to that place, instead of going down to the underground labs, just go up the tower. Upstairs there is a Minigun that keeps respawning all the time. She’ll come in handy as this place is heavily guarded.
Where to find the control tower:
Just go to Fort Zancudo. Instead of going down to the labs, go up to the control tower.
Underwater bodies from the poem by Sandy Shores
secret locations of GTA V in paleto bay
There’s a poem written on a rock in Sandy Shores. Who wrote it was a serial killer known as Infinity Criminal. This poem has hints for finding the bodies of eight victims. And indeed they can be found. They are located on a group of islands north of Paleto Bay, submerged in the ocean floor, wrapped in plastic.
Where to Find the Bodies of Infinity Criminal Victims:
Go to the islands north of Paleto Bay, as pictured above.
Ghost of Jock Cranley’s wife
Of course, you couldn’t miss a secret location that allows you to see a ghost. To see this apparition, go to the top of Mount Gordo, between 11 pm and midnight. You will see the ghost of a woman dressed in white. She is the wife of Jock Cranley, a politician from the Grand Theft Auto series. In fact, right below this apparition, it is possible to see written the name of Jock.
Where to find the ghost of Jock Cranley’s wife:
Go to the top of Mount Gordo between 11 pm and midnight.
Flying saucers (bonus)
We separate this bonus because UFOs are part of the GTA mythology. In fact, it is possible to see and even interact with some, as long as you have the necessary equipment for this and have fulfilled some requirements. Check below which are in GTA V .
The first one you can only see after completing 100% story mode. But it’s not quite a secret place, as it’s in Mount Chiliad and you’ve already been there if you’ve reached that point in the game.
Once you reach the top of the mount, you will see a huge alien spacecraft flying over the place. You can view it using equipment suitable for this, which is available on-site or using a sniper. If you want, you can shoot the object with all your ammo, although nothing can bring it down.
The Sandy Shores UFO also requires you to be 100% complete of the game. Once that happens, take a helicopter to Sandy’s hippie camp, where there are alien symbols on walls. Fly as high as you can and hopefully, you’ll be able to see the ET ship. There is even an open door on the object, with light projected outwards.
This is the only alien ship that does not require the player to have the story mode 100% complete. To find it, go north of San Andreas, just north of Procopio Beach. Once you dive, you’ll see what is likely a UFO that landed in the sea and sank there. There are some good mentions throughout the story mode of this ship.