Pokemon Go taking users to unusual locations, including cemeteries
(WJBK) - The addictive cellphone game "Pokemon Go" has led people to unlikely places to collect digital monsters, including several cemeteries around metro Detroit.
Some are welcoming the players -- with some limitations, though.
A spokesperson for the Midwest Memorial Group, which manages 28 cemeteries, is welcome Pokemon users. They're putting up signs that welcome players, as long as they stay respectful, do not disturb any items on the graves and stay out after dusk.
So what is "Pokemon Go" ? It's a free game app that you can download for your iOS or Android smartphone. The game asks players to wander their real-world neighborhoods on the hunt for the animated monsters made famous years ago by cartoons, video games and trading cards. Players build their collections, make their Pokemon more powerful and battle other trainers in gyms.
Set up is relatively quick. Fans like how it takes gaming into the streets and gets people walking around outside.
But the game has prompted privacy concerns, worries about walking into unsafe situations and trespassing on private property.