If you are an avid GTA 5 follower, you would definitely be aware of the mystery centred around Mt. Chilliad. It has been three years since GTA 5 released and there are still unsolved mysteries and easter eggs involving Mt. Chilliad.
However, it seem like the Mt. Chilliad mural has finally been solved by an extremely dedicated and crazy fan. He has thoroughly analyzed the mural and taken the entire plotline of the game into consideration while solving the mystery.
Prior to the Mt. Chilliad mystery, the players had dug deep to uncover some other mysteries such as the bigfoot and the beast mysteries.
Now, the Mt. Chilliad mural mystery has also been solved by the same guy who played a big part in uncovering the bigfoot and beast mysteries. He goes by handle “Sir_Galehaut” on Reddit and is now considered as the mystery hunter in GTA 5.
Sir Galehaut has done extensive research to come to the conclusion. He has analysed that the mural is a plot summary of the storyline of GTA 5. He has even written up another analysis where he discusses that the storyline of GTA 5 follows the structure of a film rather than that of a typical video game.
Sir Galehaut spent a lot of time finding the meaning of the symbols seen on the murals. When you look casually at the mural, you can see a mountain which can be Mt. Chilliad and an UFO at its peak.
The mural also works as an analogy for the entire storyline of the game, which even includes all the three endings. We can consider the foot of the mountain as the start of the story and the peak as its ending.
The large symbols on the bottom are the three protagonists Trevor, Michael and Franklin, with the first two on both the sides and Franklin in the middle. This is because Trevor and Michael are connected while Franklin isn’t as he made his entry later.
The tunnels which can be seen on the mural are actually the plot threads which leads to some significant events in the story of the game. Above Michael’s symbol on the left, there is a small box which represents his act of demolishing the house of Martin Madrazo.
It gets even more interesting as more details are revealed that directly connects to the game’s main plot line.
On the other hand, there is also box between Trevor and Franklin’s symbols, which represents the moment when Trevor finds out that Michael is alive.
While we go further up the mountain, a roughly crossed shaped tunnel intersection can be found in the middle. This leads to the two boxes above and the UFO at the top. The tunnel intersection is the representation of the choice of the player at the end of the game. In the option C, both Trevor and Michael survive and the tunnel leads to the UFO.
This means that the game can be 100% completed with the death of either.
So, the mystery of the Mt. Chilliad mural looks like being solved after three years since the game’s release. There would certainly be some more easter eggs hidden in the Los Santos and Blaine County, which will be uncovered in the future.