Mass Grave Curse – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Many conservative politicians speculate that the skeleton at Mass’s grave is an actual person who died in a real -life crime
there are more skeletons in the remake
This theory is similar to Madden’s Curse
Mass Grave in Grand Theft Auto is the scariest place in all of the game.
Paranormal experts even see real life ghosts there.
There’s even a voice saying “Turn Off Game and Exit”
On Saturday, June 26, at 7.57pm, Eurogamer received this vague email about one of the biggest mysteries in the Grand Theft Auto series: the great tomb of San Andreas.
After first reading, this email confused me. It has no context whatsoever and what you see is literally what we get. I have a lot of questions. But the first thing we noticed was a temporary email address.
I tried sending the email back, but since a while it has soared.
Since I wasn’t going to get a response and didn’t know much about mass graves, I did a quick Google search and came across a wiki page full of theories about the story behind the corpse. It has been a mystery to GTA fans since the initial release of San Andreas in 2004.
The massive tomb is a pit in the El Castillo del Diablo area of San Andreas ’Bone County. This is an area of barren desert, rocks and roads nearby, the only things that can be seen in the vicinity. But the hole itself has kept fans speculating for nearly two decades: six body bags and a Bobcat truck that we can only assume were left by anyone who dumped the corpse.
Who buried the corpse? Who are they? Why were they killed? And what’s the story behind the abandoned truck? These questions have baffled Grand Theft Auto fans for years-and even now, 17 years later, the truth remains hidden.
There are many theories. The first popular theory I read was about the Sindacco family. In The Introduction, a short film that acts as a prequel to the main story of San Andreas that accompanies a special edition of the PlayStation 2 game, members of the Sindacco mafia are shown digging holes in the desert after killing their bookkeepers to make room for others.
Many fans noted that the mass grave was where the Sindacco mafia buried their unfortunate victims, given that the background shown in The Introduction is similar to the background of the grave.
One of the character players suspected of being behind the mass grave is Mary-Beth Maybell, host of radio station K-Rose. In her post between the songs, she says she has at least six husbands who are now “six feet below”. Among the songs, during one segment, Maybell confirmed he was broadcasting from Bone County, and even revealed he was driving a truck.
Other theories suggest that the pit was the work of a grave robber who dumped corpses they might have dug from the nearby Las Brujas cemetery, which has six graves – corresponding to the six body bags we see in the pit.
Here’s another bizarre theory: the grave was full of people trying to enter a nearby Area 69 military installation. Maybe the guards dumped the corpses here. Or maybe an alien.
I’ve even seen theories suggesting that the grave was Creeper’s work from the movie Jeepers Creepers. This seems impossible.
One thing that doesn’t make sense to me is the claim at the end of the wiki post, that Rockstar issued a statement saying that “mass graves are Easter eggs meant to refer to the real life mafia from Las Vegas who dump the bodies of their enemies in the desert around town”.
I look everywhere trying to verify this information. There isn’t.
But the wiki isn’t the only place that claims Rockstar has released this statement. In diving into a YouTube video on a mass graveyard, I came across a video titled ‘GTA SA Myths – The Truth About Body Bags’, made by a famous video game buster named David Dustin.
The video, which was uploaded nine years ago, explains and liberates many of the theories I read on the wiki page.
For example, on the Sindacco family theory, Dustin compares the backgrounds seen in The Introduction to the area where the tomb is located to show them different places.
Yet, in his video, Dustin dispels this myth by using Rockstar’s statement that is said to be unverifiable anywhere.
As well as this video, I was surprised to find an active reddit and Discord page dedicated to San Andreas. I even joined a Dustin -made Discord group called the ‘Myth Hunters Union’. Joining their respective groups, I began asking members what they knew about graves.
The response to my inquiry was very cool. Many believed the case was closed, and when I asked more questions, some responded by saying that I was “don’t know”, “annoying”, some even said: “are you going to close it.”
At least it was a wonderful experience.
I wasn’t going to go anywhere with this group, so I turned my attention towards Dustin. He was more open to my questions, but the man kept his card in his chest.
In a new development, Dustin believes there is a connection between Grand Theft Auto 5’s Infinity Killer and the great tomb of San Andreas. “If you really follow the background of the mystery, you will see that there is a strong connection between Infinity Killer and serial killers in San Andreas,” he said.
Merle Abrahams, known as the Infinity Killer, was a serial killer in GTA 5. Although she was never shown in the game, she was mentioned several times as responsible for the murder of eight people, a spell dubbed Infinity Murders because of Abrahams’ obsession with infinity symbols.
When I asked Dustin for more information on this theory, he refused. He hung this information on my face and snatched it away as quickly as possible.
One thing he conveyed to me was Rockstar’s statement that everyone believes there is – the same one he referred to in his video about the San Andreas mass grave published nine years ago – no.
“This has never been really confirmed, because I have never been able to find concrete evidence to support this,” he explained. “This is just another theory suggested by some websites, and I just want to cover this case with a myth, and it seems like an adequate explanation.”
Knowing that I won’t get more relevant information from anyone else, the next step is obvious: a trip to San Andreas’s great tomb, which you can see in the video below:
From many YouTube videos, I know where to look for graves. I used a jetpack cheat to speed up the process and before I knew it, I was in El Castillo del Diablo, Bone County hovering over a large hole containing six body bags and a Bobcat truck parked next to it.
But that’s it.
I used San Andreas on the PS2 and PlayStation 4 to check if the mass graves of each version were different from the others. They are the same.
There was no voice telling me to “turn off the game and get out”, as suggested by the email. My volume even went up in case I missed something, but nothing. As I shot the body bag, no blood came out and it was definitely not scary.
And the claim there is a framework in the remake, no. I’m not even sure what the person who emailed us initially meant by the word remake in relation to San Andreas (there is no official remake of the game, other than a network of ports launched on various platforms over the years). I searched for ‘frames in San Andreas’ on YouTube and all I could find was a bunch of videos that all used different types of frame modes. A San Andreas mode lets you create a frame and shoot it – maybe the person who sent the email talked about it?
I also confirmed that on radio station K-Rose, Mary-Beth Maybell talked about her ex-husband being “six feet below” and announced that she was broadcasting in Bone County. At least that part of the theory examines.
Overall, I was very disappointed. I hope something in the email is true, something about it to reveal new information about the mass grave. I still don’t understand the term “paranormal expert” or “conservative politician”. This is a strange email.
But I know if I want to know the truth behind the grave, I have to ask those who made it. Rockstar told us that the company’s policy to remain silent on things like this, is very embarrassing but makes sense when you consider how much speculation the GTA Easter eggs are.
A person who worked in San Andreas at Rockstar and now works at another game developer told us that they couldn’t remember anything specific about the morgue because it was made long ago (also understandable). The man said that there are so many references to the presumption of people buried in Arizona dirt that there may be many possibilities.
Others who also work in San Andreas at Rockstar and are now at another developer company say the same thing – that they can’t remember the story behind the mass grave because it was built long ago, but think it refers to the kind of mafia burying corpses in the desert .
If you ask me, the killer was Mary-Beth Maybell. Based on my conversations with GTA fans and after watching a lot of videos, I never heard a reason why it wasn’t him. She meets the law, she works and probably lives in the area, she drives a truck, and all of her husbands are under six feet.
We don’t know the truth behind San Andreas’s great tomb, but in many better ways we don’t. Unsolved mysteries, Easter eggs and goose chases are some of the reasons why people love the Grand Theft Auto series. All of the reddit and Discord groups I’ve joined exist because GTA always teases its fans with story pieces that ask more questions than they answer – and fans love it. It’s been 17 years since San Andreas launched and we’re still discussing the truth behind one of the biggest mysteries in the GTA series. I was disappointed not to be able to find out who the killer was, but I didn’t expect it. What I found was a group of people still trying to solve a mystery like this a year later, which shows how strong the GTA community is.
Maybe in 17 years, Eurogamer will receive another non -random and vague email from someone who claims to know the truth behind San Andreas ’great tomb – and we’ll continue this little post again.