When Pokémon Go hit, it was unlike anything the gaming world has experienced for a long time. Bizarre stories surfaced across the Internet, from people discovering bodies while searching for Pokémon, to Pokémon Go-related accidents that caused concerns it wasn’t such a good thing after all.
Here are a few of the craziest Pokémon Go stories we’ve seen.
- Player Stuck in Tree
A young woman in New Jersey was looking for Pokémon in a cemetery when she decided to climb a tree in order to search further… and found herself unable to get down. She called 911, and when the fire department rescued her, reluctantly admitted Pokémon Go was the reason she climbed the tree.
We’d all it an isolated incident, except that it’s only one of many stories of people getting trapped while playing.
- A Pokémon Gym at Home
Certain areas have been marked out as Pokémon Gyms, but most people don’t have to worry about their house becoming one. That wasn’t the case, however, for a Massachusetts man whose home was originally a church. Most likely due to its origins, it was a Pokémon Gym, and Pokémon Go players flocked to his house.
He was a Pokémon Go fan too, so it didn’t bother him too much… until players started showing up in the middle of the night. Then it got a bit too creepy for him.
- Players Warned About Land Mines
What do you worry about when you play Pokémon Go? Probably not land mines.
Pokémon Go is popular all around the world, including in Bosnia, which still has unexploded land mines from the 1990s. Back in July, a Bosnian agency warned players to be aware of their surroundings as they played so they don’t encounter any mines. Yikes.
Getting stuck in a tree, finding out your house is a Pokémon Gym, and being told you’re in danger of land mines… These three reports are only a few of the wild Pokémon Go stories that have turned up in the news since the game launched, but they’re among the strangest. What are the craziest Pokémon Go stories you’ve heard? Have any happened to you?