Why bother storming Area 51 when the aliens are right here. This is how you complete the Red Dead Redemption 2 UFO mystery and unlock an encounter close enough for an X-Files episode.
Just like the Mount Chiliad mystery in GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 has an alien mystery of its own.
For the first step, open up your map and look for Emerald Ranch. Just above that, to the East of Heartland Overflow, and between the ‘N’ and ‘O’ of New Hanover, zoom in. You should be able to see a little shack by a pond.
Pop a waypoint marker down and make your way there. Inside the shack you will find a bunch of dead cultists, some shrines, and a sense of foreboding. On the table at the end, near the fireplace, there’s a mysterious note. Pick it up.
The note says:
“AT THE SECOND HOUR UNDER THE HALF MOON, BY THE GREAT LOVE AND GRACE OF OUR SAVIOR, KUHKOWABA, VOYAGER OF TIME AND GALAXIES. WE CAST OFF OUR MORTAL SHELLS SO HIS VESSEL CAN TAKE OUR SPIRITS TO THE PROMISED REALM, TO LIVE IN PEACE AND POWER UNTIL THE TWO THOUSANDTH YEAR, WHEN WE WILL RETURN FOR A NEW CHOSEN AND WORSHIP ONCE AGAIN AT THE PEAK OF MOUNT SHANN. IN HIS LOVE, WE REJOICE ALWAYS.”
Now you need to head to Mount Shann. Open up your map and zoom in to the North West of Strawberry. Mount Shann is located under the big ‘S’ of West Elizabeth.
Ride to the top of the mountain and walk up to the rock circle there. Once you traipse around it, pull up your map and set a new waypoint back at the shack, Hani’s Bethel, again.
Before you head into the shack, make sure it is nighttime by camping nearby.
If you’ve done it right, the shack should erupt in a green glow. If you run outside, you can catch a glimpse of the Red Dead Redemption 2 UFO before it zooms off. If any of these steps aren’t clear, see the video guide embedded in this article.
If you need more help with Red Dead Redemption 2 – and we wouldn’t blame you, it’s massive – check out more of our detailed Red Dead Redemption 2 guide. It’s got everything from treasure hunt locations and side quest guides to cheats and fast travel tips.