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The best place to play Pokemon Go is pretty creepy

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Cameron Naugle under Funeral Etiquette, Gravestones
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**Before enjoying this article**

Though interesting, we at Naugle Funeral Home do not recommend going into cemeteries with the sole purpose to catch Pokemon, nor would we ever condone trespassing onto closed cemetery property to hunt for Pokemon during the night. Please remember to be respectful to families in mourning, and never disrupt any sort of service or gathering of people while touring any cemetery. Also, please be reminded that destruction of any cemetery property, even if by accident, may be met with very serious legal consequences per Florida law (we’re talking felonies here).

Be safe, be careful, and always pay attention to your surroundings!


The best place to play Pokemon Go is pretty creepy

pikachu PokemonThe Pokemon Company

The fun part of playing Pokemon Go is the exploring. The goal of the augmented reality game is to find and catch Pokemon in real-life locations, as well as collect items at places called Pokestops.

Pokestops can be located anywhere. From my experience, their locations in the game usually correspond to the real-life location of a statue, a store, or a plaque. But some players have found out that there’s another place where you can find Pokestops: gravestones.

“I have a graveyard in my backyard. All of the graves are Pokestops,” Reddit user TheBatInTheBirdcage posted in the Pokemon Go subreddit. Here’s a screenshot of the user’s game — the floating blue cubes are Pokestops.

I have a graveyard in my backyard. All of the graves are Pokestops.

It doesn’t seem like a fluke; other players are reporting similar experiences. One commeter in that Reddit thread said a local cemetery has three gyms — places where you can battle other Pokemon Go players — and is filled with Pokestops. A few YouTubers found Pokemon gyms and Pokestops at nearby cemeteries, and there are are also Pokemon Go locations at memorials, including the 9/11 Memorial Pool.

I haven’t seen reports of anyone finding ghost-type Pokemon at cemeteries just yet, though.

The upside of playing Pokemon Go at a cemetery is that they’re usually not very busy, and so you can run around and catch Pokemon in relative peace. The clusters of close-together Pokestops on graves also means that you can potentially collect hundreds of items like Pokeballs really easily and quickly. The downside is that you’re in a cemetery.

Cameron Naugle

Paul (Cameron) Naugle, Jr., a fourth generation funeral director was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Wolfson High School and then went on to graduate from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in Atlanta, Georgia where he was part of the National Mortuary Honor Society (Phi Sigma Eta). He then graduated from The University of North Florida with a degree in Business Administration. He is a licensed funeral director as well as a licensed embalmer. He took over the position of President and CEO of Naugle Funeral Home and Cremation Services in 2012, following in his father’s, grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s footsteps. Cameron is married to Katherine Schnauss Naugle, an estate planning, probate and elder law attorney in Jacksonville and has two amazing children. He enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys his hobby of restoring and showing his antique cars. Cameron is a member of the Southside Businessmen’s Club of Jacksonville, as well as a member of the Florida Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association (FCCFA).

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