The stories of people having strange encounters while playing Pokemon Go continue to flood our inboxes. The game hasn't even been out for very long, but millions of people are playing Pokemon Go every single day. Since this game can lead you all over the place, there's a lot of ground getting covered that wouldn't normally get much foot traffic.
That's why dead bodies have been turning up. Their killers never anticipated a Pokemon craze that would reveal their hiding spots to would-be Pokemasters, and eventually to the police.
But the worst things you'll encounter while playing Pokemon Go aren't the dead, they're the spirits of the dead.
Black Star Canyon Road is a scenic place to explore, and you can even find traces of the old Black Star mining company if you look closely enough.
But lately, people aren't looking very closely at anything that isn't on their cellphone screens, and it's causing a lot of trouble in Orange, CA.
Over the years, there have been reports of locals hanging up "No Trespassing" signs and shouting at visitors to stay away.
However, here's a statement from the Sheriff's Department:
"The Orange County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that all of the trail is in fact open to the public, and those signs were hung some time ago by squatters attempting to keep people off the land.”
Many of the No Trespassing signs are riddled with bullet holes.
The Locals Are Furious About Pokemon Go Players In Black Star Canyon
...But they're not the ones you've got to worry about.
The locals have been relatively tame in recent years, but this new influx of traffic has had them angered...but not as nearly as angry as the spirits.
Long dead souls had been resting peacefully, but people trampling around and perhaps all of the data signals are really starting to anger them.
Several Pokemon Go players have been reporting strange encounters with the spirits.
They could feel the spirits.
Reports have been surfacing that Pokemon Go players have been encountering shadowy figures and hearing disembodied voices.
Typically, the spirits can have a minor impact on your world.
They might be able to appear, scare you, move some things around...but nothing beyond that.
But thanks to this weird rift created by Pokemon Go, the spirits have been getting bolder and bolder.
The more popular that this game becomes, the more opportunities that there will be for the spirits to cross over.
We'll provide more information as we gather more reports from users, but this could be the start of something very sinister.
In the meantime, be safe out there...