In the past, security cameras have caught a lot of interesting things. Just watch World's Dumbest Criminals and you will see exactly what I am talking about. Security cameras have caught a lot of people doing a lot of "interesting" things, but a recent report from a Picayune, Mississippi cemetery may just give us one of the strangest stories yet.
Last week a man was caught in a Mississippi church cemetery trying to photograph spirit orbs, as he described it. While going into a cemetery in the middle of the night is definitely creepy, nothing really seems out of place about this story, yet. When the man was arrested by police officers, they found him snapping pictures completely naked.
Robert Hurst, the bare-it-all ghost hunter, told The Picayune Item newspaper that the reason for going au naturale in the final resting place of the dead was because he believes that skin is the best canvas to show off the orbs of energy generated by spirits.
According to Hurst, he only intended to remove his shirt. However, when the moonlight hit him just right and the spirit orbs started to swoon over him, he thought it would be fine to just strip down to his birthday suit, a move he now reveals as being "stupid".
But just how was he caught? Was a late night grounds keeper patrolling that area at the time? Was a ghost "offended" at the sight of the 47-year-old naked body? Did an innocent bystander look out his window at the wrong time? Well, the answer is a simple security camera.
Authorities had set up motion-activated security cameras in the cemetery in order to catch vandals. Hurst is not being accused of vandalism, according to Pearl River County Deputy Chief Shane Tucker. The camera simply caught an unexpected picture of the "real" Robert Hurst.
Hurst currently faces a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure and posted a $500 bond after turning himself in last Friday. Hurst reported to The Picayune Item that he has had his fill of orb pictures and cemeteries, enough to lay his hobby to rest.
According to Hurst, "No, I don't think I'll be going into a cemetery, even clothed."