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The Mount Chiliad Mystery is a possible myth and an Easter egg in Grand Theft Auto V that refers to a series of mysterious markings scattered around Mount Chiliad, the largest mountain in the State of San Andreas.

Description

Inside the Cable Car Station at the summit of the mountain, there is a large map painted on a wall that appears to be a map of Mount Chiliad. Scattered across the map are various odd symbols, seemingly pointing out the locations of secret objects on Mount Chiliad.

A strange symbol can be seen drawn above Mount Chiliad on the map. The symbol appears to be an eye. This symbol is called the Eye of Providence, also known as the All Seeing Eye, which could be a reference to the Illuminati. The symbol could also be the UFO, either the sunken wreck or the one above Mount Chiliad itself. The symbol is similar to the symbols that give clues as to when the character can find the UFO. In this case, at the point where the UFO, just above the observation station, lined up with the cable car, the map may be accurate to Mount Chiliad. (Something that appears to be a tunnel to the surface on the map, might have something to do with the mystery.)

Another strange symbol can be found marked in red underneath the viewing platform. This is believed to be related to the achievement From Beyond the Stars, where some UFO parts must be collected, as it shows what appears to be the map of GTA V with some markers on it. The last drawing is etched behind the viewing platform that reads Come back when your story is complete. If the player returns to Mount Chiliad after getting 100% Completion, a UFO at Mount Chiliad will appear floating in mid-air above Mount Chiliad. This has been proven to be an Easter egg.

These "Easter eggs" may also be a reference to the Illuminati, an old secret society. In the Illuminati, there is a symbol called the All Seeing Eye, which is an eyeball placed onto a pyramid. This may be what the drawing inside the cable car might be, but Mount Chiliad is the pyramid. The strange red mark also bears a resemblance to an eye, and Come back when your story is complete could be a reference to the New World Order, the Illuminati's scheme to take over the world and make 1 totalitarian government.

Solving the Mystery

1) Sunken UFO 2) Hatching Egg 3) Jetpack.

The mystery behind UFOs, the Underwater Hatch and the possibility of a Jetpack in the game may be on the verge of being solved. Players have partially overlaid the vertical cutaway map of the mountain displayed on the wall of the Cable Car Station on top of the Northern reaches of the in-game map and certain areas of interest seem to line-up with markings on the diagram on the wall. If viewing Mount Chiliad from the correct angle you can overlay the mural on top of the mountain itself to discover the locations of the Mount Chiliad Drawings which tell you to come back to the mountain after getting 100% game completion when it is 3am at night while it's raining in order to see the UFO.

The UFO

Main article: UFO at Mount Chiliad

The mural when lined up with the mountain itself from a helicopter at the right angle shows where to find the Mount Chiliad Drawings. The mural shows a UFO directly over the mountain which can be discovered about the mountain by the player if they follow the clues in the drawings after getting 100% complete in the story mode and returning to the mountain during the correct conditions suggested by the drawings.

If overlaid on the map directly North-to-South, players have found that the UFO-like marking that adorns the top of the diagram overlays directly where the Sunken UFO Wreckage is located.


The Jetpack

Main article: Jetpack (GTA V)

Unfortunately, this is where common sense ends and community consensus is torn, as the overlay now must be flipped horizontally and seriously up-scaled to the point, where the second UFO-like marking in the bottom Left corner of the diagram would mark a location far off the Eastern side of the map. However, if this is done, the Jetpack marking on the diagram would overlay Fort Zancudo, a heavily guarded military installation. Players have theorized that this would be the most likely place a Jetpack would be discovered, as reflected in San Andreas, where the Jetpack could be found inside Area 69. The drawing likely indicates that a UFO could appear given some additional work after all 50 UFO parts (Spaceship Parts) are collected, after the UFO's appearance presumably, the jetpack would be unlocked.

There have been players who claimed to have found a Jetpack in Grapeseed County. The diagram could, theoretically, present a similar location, by placing the UFO-like marking that adorns the top of the diagram at the Paleto Bay area, then, by following the highway from Paleto Bay through Mount Chiliad and Mount Gordo to Grapeseed, a resemblance can be made between the line on the left side of the pyramid and said highway.

It is probable that the Jetpack alluded to the Thruster from The Doomsday Heist. This seems likely to have been extreme foreshadowing by the developers for what was to come in GTA Online considering that the update for The Doomsday Heist was released four years after Grand Theft Auto 5 was initial release. However considering the mural leads to the tunnel that is part of the mission it is the most likely explanation.

Alien Egg

Main article: Alien Egg

The Alien egg marking on the diagram now marks the spot of the Eastern shoreline. Players have theorized that the egg may refer to the Epsilon Cult's beliefs, in which it is stated that the world hatched from an egg.

It is also theorized that the egg may be connected to the fountain at the base of the Maze Bank Tower. [1]

Considering the fact that other clues point to GTA Online being relevant to the Mount Chiliad Mystery there is a GTA Online mission involving an alien egg

The Peak of Mount Chilliad

All three locations form a near perfect triangle if they are connected to each other using lines covering the shortest possible distance. Interestingly, if altitudes originating from each interior vertex are drawn, the other center of the triangle overlays the Peak of Mount Chiliad exactly.

At the peak the top glyph represented in the mural corresponds to a petroglyph that can be seen under the viewing platform at the summit above which "COME BACK WHEN YOUR STORY IS COMPLETE." is written on a part of the platform.

The X markings

Players have theorized that the X markings on the diagram of the wall of the Cable Car Station are not to be considered as haphazard co-ordinates but, rather, an indication of the number of strange markings within the triangle, as no matter how the diagram is skewed or scaled when overlaid the game map, none of the X markings line up with any of the discovered locations of interest. As only 3 strange markings are believed to have been discovered within the triangle, 2 more are thought to remain, which may reveal more clues to the mystery. It is likely that the X markings are actually the Roman Numeral 10, as 5 of them indicate there are 50 UFO parts, and given the Illuminati theme, the occult does have a fetish for numbers.

The X markings lead to the petroglyphs by overlaying the mural on top of the mountain itself. The petroglyphs can be interpreted to explain how to see the UFO at Mount Chiliad after achieving 100% completion of the story mode. Thus solving part of the mural's puzzle.

The 100% Theory

Another assertion is that the diagram on the wall of the Cable Car Station is simply a visual representation of the prerequisites for 100% completion of the game, which is necessary before a UFO appears above the lookout at the peak of Mount Chiliad (this could be represented on the diagram by the UFO-like object that adorns the top). It has also been suggested that the lightning markings around the diagram might represent the in-climate weather that must be present in order for the UFO to reveal itself.

Further, others assert that no horizontal flipping and little up-scaling is required and that the Easter Egg may be found somewhere in the Alamo Sea while the second UFO-like marking in the bottom left corner marks a location over the Chiliad Wilderness. Alternatively, there are players who believe the map is tied to Mount Chiliad in GTA San Andreas, as there is a tunnel in that version.

The mural does not represent the completion of the game but rather the petroglyphs that act as clues to the mystery. However the top glyph represented in the mural corresponds to a petroglyph that can be seen under the viewing platform at the summit above which "COME BACK WHEN YOUR STORY IS COMPLETE." Meaning that 100% completion is required as part of the solution to the mystery.

Possible answer

In the end of the mission "The Doomsday Heist: Act III" the GTA Online protagonist uses a jetpack to leave Mount Chiliad, later using it to kill the GTA Online antagonist Avon Hertz. The mural at the gondola used to find the Mount Chiliad Drawings also can be used to find the Mount Chiliad Tunnel which is the entrance to this mission. Thus adding more evidence to support the GTA Online mission being the final answer to the Mount Chiliad Mystery.

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