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Police mistake ghost hunters for burglars


Posted on Thursday, 5 December, 2013 | Comment icon 8 comments

The tour ended abruptly when a patrolman mistook the group for robbers. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A group of people on a ghost tour in Gettysburg were arrested after police mistook them for burglers.
The group had been touring an allegedly haunted civil war era building to which the first Union general had been taken when he was injured during the Battle of Gettysburg. Now a Victorian-style photography studio, the building is said to play host to paranormal activity and is a popular destination for ghost tours in the area.

Not everything went according to plan on a recent tour during Thanksgiving however when two ghost hunters and a tour guide ended up being arrested at gunpoint by a police officer who believed that they had broken in to the building. The patrolman had been passing by when he noticed flashlights through the windows and had automatically assumed that the place was being robbed.

The matter was eventually sorted out after police contacted Gettysburg Ghost Tours to confirm that the group had permission to be there. All three individuals were later released without charge.

Source: CBS Local | Comments (8)

Tags: Ghost, Haunting

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Child of Bast on 4 December, 2013, 22:17
Wow. Cuff first then question.
Comment icon #2 Posted by SheWomanCatTypeThing on 4 December, 2013, 22:19
Well, At least the night was not uneventful for them. I'd call that a result really, At least they got a scare, Even if it was not quite the sort of scare they were hoping for! And Child of Bast, Your profile pic both amuses and terrifies me in equal measures!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Child of Bast on 4 December, 2013, 22:23
And Child of Bast, Your profile pic both amuses and terrifies me in equal measures! You're the second person who has said that.
Comment icon #4 Posted by SheWomanCatTypeThing on 4 December, 2013, 22:25
You're the second person who has said that. Must be onto something then!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Brian Topp on 5 December, 2013, 3:18
Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a complaint concerning a ghost hunt that went bust after a police officer mistakenly thought it was a burglary in progress. Read: http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/ghost-hunters-pa-mistaken-burglars-21086690
Comment icon #6 Posted by davros of skaro on 5 December, 2013, 4:57
Guilty untill proven innocent will teach those Ghost Hunters to use night vision to see around instead of flashlights.
Comment icon #7 Posted by highdesert50 on 6 December, 2013, 1:55
If thieves were only so creative ... ah, yes officer, it seems we were following this ghostly aura when the safe door suddenly busted open exposing this very large quantity of cash. And, yes, you can check with our tour company, Ghostbusters.
Comment icon #8 Posted by paperdyer on 6 December, 2013, 13:28
Well the group had permission to be there, but the Police were doing their job as well. I wonder if this has happened to other Ghost Hunter groups. The question needs to be asked, Did they have laughing on the EVP recording?


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