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Cryptic Trash Can is a myth in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


In early March 2018, strange trash can texture called "bin1_LAe" was found in the game's internal files.[1] Hunters were quick to notice a "23" along with a weird word "KKIFRAN" written on it. However, no bin with this texture was found in the game world.

Epsilon Connection

Since the texture was found, hunters proposed that the strange word is pronounced like "Kifflom," the Epsilon deity, thus quickly connecting the bin to the cult. However, later analysis indicated that this could be far-fetched, as the word can also be read as "FRANKKI." This has led players to connect it to Officer Frank Tenpenny as well.

The Truth

Main article: The Truth

The trash can was widely connected to a game character, The Truth, due to many shady facts about the bin itself.


Main article: 69
The Truth: Induction of images, sound or emotion using microwave radiation. D'you know how many government satellites are watching any citizen at any moment?
Carl Johnson: No.
The Truth: Twenty-three. Do you know how many religious relics are kept at The Pentagon?
Carl Johnson: No, I don't.
The Truth: Twenty three. You see a pattern emerging here, man?

During the mission Are You Going to San Fierro?, The Truth tells CJ many cryptic things. One of these things is the number of government satellites and religious relics kept at The Pentagon. It is revealed that there are 23 of each, with the number being exactly one-third of 69. However, The Truth only gave off two 23's, with the third one missing. Hunters theorized that the 23 present on the bin might be the third one.


Carl Johnson: What's with all the aluminum foil, man?
The Truth: Protection from mind control, dude.

As it is widely known, the trash cans are made of aluminum. It also happens that this metal is used by The Truth, and other people, who are aware of government spying on them, to block off the waves so that the government can't receive the signals.

It was theorized that this bin was salvaged by paranoid hobos, who couldn't afford the foil. However, this theory is far-fetched, and the fact that trash cans are made of thick plate, and not thin foil, drops a bombshell on it.


The location of the bin was also widely theorized. The "LA" in the texture's name could indicate Los Santos, for it was based on Los Angeles, often abbreviated "LA." It was also pointed out, that the Los Santos area has a really small amount of cryptic mysteries, with San Fierro and Las Venturas areas having The Truth and Area 69 respectively. However, many props in the game have "LA" in them, even though they appear in areas other than the Los Santos one. It is also worth noting that after an extensive search, the bin wasn't found in the Los Santos, thus leaving the in-game location of the bin unknown.