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For the myth in other GTA games, see UFOs.

UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) are anomalies in the sky, which usually take the form of spacecrafts piloted by unknown beings. Grand Theft Auto V is the first game in the GTA series which is confirmed to feature real UFOs within the game. All of the UFOs are indestructible to damage inflicted by normal means, such as firearms, vehicles, etc.


Various UFOs can be seen around the map in GTA V. Three can be found hovering high up in the sky, while another one can be found on the ocean floor at the north end of the game map. With the exception of sunken UFO, the player must have completed the game to 100% in order to see them.

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Despite there being proven UFOs in the game at set locations that exist as Easter eggs, many players claim that these are not the only ones. They claim that there are occasionally unexplainable and unidentifiable objects flying about over San Andreas. Most reports pretend that, at all times of day, there are bizarre lights in the distance that are not related to the usual air traffic. Some players claim to have seen flying triangles over multiple areas of the map, especially Fort Zancudo, however these rumors are unconfirmed.

Another claim reports that, if one watches the clear night sky in the Grand Senora Desert, one may notice stars that shift position unexplainably, but this is once again, an unconfirmed rumor.

There are no reports of UFOs appearing in the open world during the daytime apart from the Sunken UFO Wreckage mentioned above.


Similar to real life reports of UFOs being flying saucers, many UFOs seen in the GTA V open world tend to be black or silver flying saucers, and lights in the sky. The UFO models used for the Easter eggs are not reused for the open world apart from very few missions. On rare occasions, aircraft of all sorts will inexplicably crash, or be seen entering tailspins, only to disappear, however this is often caused by a glitch with players being inside of building interiors. If the player attempts to touch the flying UFOs they will often be killed by the saucers using EMP for vehicles, or a pulse similar to the Up-N-Atomizer without the particle effects.


  • In the mission Did Somebody Say Yoga?, Michael has a very bizarre drug-induced hallucination, in which he is abducted by Aliens, and dropped off in the middle of the city in his underwear from an uncommonly Large UFO, which is never seen again.
  • The player is asked by Omega to collect Spaceship Parts, which are scattered across the state of San Andreas. Collecting all of the parts will grant the player a special vehicle called the Space Docker, which has unique handling characteristics. The spaceship parts themselves resemble small silver boxes or capsules, but the source of these parts still remains unknown. Omega claims that a UFO has crashed recently, and it dropped some debris over San Andreas. This crashed UFO could quite possibly be the Sunken UFO, which can be found at the northernmost part of the map sitting at the ocean floor.
  • A small fake UFO can be seen protruding from the wall of the Bishop's WTF?! building. 
  • The Mount Chiliad Mystery has been rumored to have something to do with UFOs, or Aliens.
  • There is a box in Lester's house marked as Desert UFO, possibly referring to 1947 crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • Strangely, some UFOs bear the markings of the FIB, hinting that some of the UFOs are some sort of experiment or large-scale conspiracy by the government.
  • UFOs have recently appeared in different locations including Grand Theft Auto Online. These are often because of either missions, such as the 500 bunker steal missions-mission, or due to the Halloween UFO abduction event.
  • When opened in a model viewer, the Fort Zancudo UFO has humanoid pilots, further pointing at reverse engineering, or a conspiracy by the FIB or by the military at Fort Zancudo.
  • In the GTA Online Halloween Event, Rockstar added UFO sightseeing in Grand Theft Auto Online. It only appears between 10 PM and 3 AM in-game time. It changes its location every day around Blaine County. Approaching it too closely will trigger a thunder with a lightning bolt and the UFO will disappear. If you're in a vehicle, the engine will turn off for a second.
  • In the definitive edition of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, inside the office of the Lil' Probe'Inn, you can see images from Grand theft Auto V with UFO's. This includes Ursula's house, Galileo Observatory, Grand Senora Desert, a random house and tower in Blaine County, and Vespucci Beach.