I was investigating the area around the Lighthouse when I saw this thing out in the distance. I thought it was a Sea Monster or something so instantly entered the SEAWAYS cheat code and drove over there. I was both disappointed and glad. It wasn't a sea monster, but it was an extremely Ghostly rock formation.
Ali Rocky wrote: It's because of Vice City's poor draw distance.
Look at the 2nd screenshot... or is VC's draw distance 2 feet?
I am talking about that black rock formation which you're terming as ghostly. It happens a lot, these kind of glitches are too common. And there's nothing special in the 2nd photo. The only thing which is associated with the rocks are Sea Caves which are glitch themselves. It's nothing ghostly, it's because of the draw distance, the color is glitched.