GTA 5 UFO Locations
GTA fans are eagerly anticipating the next game in the franchise. While there’s no official word on GTA 6, a leaked development map has triggered some interesting speculation.
UFOs have returned to the skies of San Andreas as part of a Halloween event. Players can capture these alien spaceships for cash and other rewards.
Sunken UFO Wreckage
A sunken UFO has been discovered off the coast of San Andreas. The strange object appears to have been covered in symbols and markings. The discovery was made by scuba diver and Youtuber Jake Koehler. The video has been shared around the world and is causing some speculation.
The mysterious object is located north of Procopio Beach and a few yards east of the large peninsula. It appears to have crashed into the ocean and sunk to the bottom of the sea. It is not possible to reach the UFO with a vehicle, as it emits an electromagnetic pulse that shuts down all vehicles. You can also use a submarine to reach the UFO, but it is recommended that you install the Water Removal mod before doing so.
The sunken UFO is one of four locations where players can observe a UFO in GTA 5. Players must be at least 100% complete with the story before they can visit these spots.
Alien Camp UFO
The fourth UFO location can be found at the hippy camp located in Sandy Shores. The area is based on the real-world Salvation Mountain in Niland, California, and features strange symbols and references to aliens, UFOs, and hippy ideas like love and peace. To see the UFO you will need to be in Free Roam and night time, and approach the site either by vehicle or on foot. The UFO will appear in the sky between 10 pm and 3 am in-game. Players can take pictures of the UFO and then turn them in to Omega for some extra cash and unlockable outfits.
There are four different UFO locations in total, but three of them require 100% completion of the game story mode to see. Unlike the UFO at Fort Zancudo, this one does not disappear if you get too close, but instead pushes you away. This can be a bit confusing for some, but it does not seem to have any other purpose than to be a fun easter egg.
Located in Galileo Park in Vinewood Hills, the observatory is a popular tourist attraction and place of interest. The in-game facility is heavily inspired by the real life Griffith Observatory. It sits on one of the highest points in Los Santos, so it commands an impressive view. It also hosts many backpackers and trippers, which adds to the excitement of visiting the place. A concrete sculpture stands in front of the observatory, which is a replica of the Astronomers Monument found at the real Griffith Observatory. It features a depiction of Galileo Galilei, whom the in-game observatory is named after.
The Galileo room has a bust of the scientist as well as a detailed display of the original telescopes he used to discover Jupiter’s moons and survey our planet. These are refractors, a type of telescope that uses curved lenses to focus light into an eyepiece at the other end.
Located along the northeastern edge of the observatory, there is a Spaceship Part. Players can also find a Sniper Rifle on the observatory viewpoint and outside the building, north of East Galileo Avenue.
Land Act Dam
The Land Act Dam is a significant infrastructure located in the Tataviam Mountains east of Los Santos. It is responsible for holding the Land Act Reservoir which is the city’s main source of water in GTA V. It is based on the Morris Dam and the Pacoima Dam found in Los Angeles County, California in real life.
The Dam is one of the most important locations in the game’s storyline, as the dismembered body of Leonora Johnson was found nearby in 1975 after her murder. Also, Dom Beasley jumped off the dam and forgot to activate his parachute in 2013 during the Strangers and Freaks mission Uncalculated Risk.
The Dam is connected by pipes to what looks like a water filtration plant beside the Los Santos Freeway in the west, and the Palomino Freeway in the east. It is also a popular spot for target practice, which has led to numerous controversies and lawsuits over safety concerns.