The Outlook Pay 'n' Spray Screams are a strange phenomenon that reportedly occur in Grand Theft Auto IV.
The myth has to do with the Pay 'n' Spray garage located in Outlook in the Broker borough of Liberty City. Players have claimed that screams can be heard when you enter the Pay 'n' Spray to respray your car and then you come out after it is done. These bloodcurdling screams can be heard around the location of the Pay 'n' Spray in Outlook Park.
The theory of these screams are rumored to be ghosts of the deceased female workers who all worked at the Pay 'n' Spray to spray vehicles between the years 1986 and 2008. The screams are presumed to be the female workers dying from the toxic liquid and its fumes that the spray paint disperses. It burned their skins and they all let out bloodcurdling screams. The screams are said to stop when the sound of mush falls on the ground. Until this very day, the spirits of the former female Pay 'n' Spray workers continue to scream from the toxic paint and its choking fumes that used to ravage their former vessels.
Debunking This Myth
The sudden female screams are actually caused by a glitch in the pedestrian spawn algorithm when you exit the Pay 'n' Spray after your vehicle has been resprayed. Because of the glitch, the game spawns female pedestrians in the middle of the road in front of the nearby Perestroika Cabaret Club. Naturally, the female peds will then scream if a car spawns in front of them and heads in their direction. To prove this even further, if the player immediately heads to the Perestroika Cabaret Club after respraying his car, a dead pedestrian may occasionally be found lying on the road. This glitch ceases when you leave the Outlook neighborhood.