Finding A ‘Pokémon Go’ Gym At Your Dead Cousin’s Grave Isn’t As Creepy As It Sounds

07.15.16 2 years ago

We all mourn and honor loved ones differently. Some of us may shed never-ending rivers of tears, some of us may go grab a drink. Then there are others who visit cemeteries in hopes of catching Pokémon.

One of the first things Jennifer McKinney thought of when she downloaded Pokémon Go was her cousin Zachary Henzerling who was killed in a gas explosion in 2012. Henzerling was a huge Pokémon fan and McKinney thought she would honor his memory by catching a few Pokémon at Arlington Memorial Gardens cemetery, where Henzerling is buried. While walking around and searching for Pokémon, McKinney got one hell of a surprise when she found out Henzerling’s gravesite was actually a Pokémon Go gym!

“I thought, ‘How cool would it be to catch a Pokémon on his grave,’” McKinney told WCPO Cincinnati. “When we went there, we were walking with a map and we kept getting closer and closer, and then we were like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a gym!’ “It was right on his grave. There’s only three gyms in the entire cemetery and this cemetery is huge. What are the odds?”

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