LINCOLN, Neb. The new Pokemon Go mobile app game seems to have taken over the world. Parks, monuments, and everywhere in between are flooded with people of all ages trying to catch 'em all. And now, even the most sacred places aren’t safe from this recent craze.
Most days the Wyuka Cemetery is a place of silent reflection and mourning, but that hasn't been the case for the last week and a half.
So called Pokemon trainers have flocked to the resting place, and management at Wyuka Cemetery said that their grounds have been swamped with gamers since last week. Some groups even showing up on buses.
The cemetery encourages people to come enjoy their beautiful property and play the game as they please, but while they do welcome gamers to come and enjoy the grounds, they ask that poke-players operate with a certain level of respect.
“You have to remember this is a funeral home a cemetery as well as a park,” Wyuka Cemetery employee Kathy Clark-Klein said. “With that being said it's not like Pioneers Park; it's not like Holmes Lake; it's a burial place.”
The staff at Wyuka are happy to welcome gamers to the grounds but they ask that they refrain from playing during funeral and burial hours.