Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Police mistake ghost hunters for burglars


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.

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