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Pokemon Go Is Sending Players To People's Houses, Graveyards And Police Stations

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As Pokemon Go continues to enthrall legions of the franchise's fans around the world, the popular game is also sending sending players to places they probably would have never set foot in.

And we're not talking about obscure intersections or alleyways.

Players taking the game's "gotta catch 'em all" mantra with utmost zealotry are finding themselves at graveyards, police stations and even large bodies of water marked as targets to either catch or fight Pokemon.

One player in the U.S. even found a dead body while playing the game on her phone.

Here are some of the bizarre spots the game is sending players:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Getty)

The Washington Post reports parts of the museum have been labelled as a "PokeStop" — an area players can visit to score in-game items.

"Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism," the museum's communications director told the paper. "We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game."

A strip club




A police station

Players went to the Darwin police station in Australia so much that the force posted a message on Facebook saying they don't actually have to go inside.

"It's also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn't going anywhere fast. Stay safe and catch 'em all!"

Graveyards and memorials


Gizmodo reports that, in addition to strip clubs and churches, some Pokemon Go players are finding themselves in front of graveyards.

YouTube user Beware The Flood posted a video showing the game directing him to a cemetery, while Twitter users shared screengrabs of memorials labelled as points in the game.




The ocean

This New Zealand duo is unstoppable.

Some dude's house

Boon Sheridan, a designer in the U.S. saw that his house was labelled as a "gym" in the game, a place where a players' own Pokemon can duke it out with others.


Sheridan shared his experiences on Twitter. Check out his profile for more.




And last but not least, a box of McNuggets:

With the game not officially released worldwide yet, we have a feeling these ridiculous locations will only increase very soon.

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