Monday, December 20, 2010

Naked Man Caught on Cemetery Security Cameras

CemeterySecurity cameras are designed to record anything and everything they see. You can set them to turn on at a certain time, turn on when light levels get to a certain point or even set them to turn on whenever movement is detected by their sensors. Whatever the cause, you can tailor your security cameras to work just the way you want them to.

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."
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Juin's Blog said...

Hilarious article. Maybe the security cameras would have also seen the spirit orbs if they used the Canon BU-51H that is being used by some baseball stadiums.

AWAFL said...

Fun article. I definitely see a market for security cameras that capture spirit orbs but filter out naked guys. -Brett