'Pokemon GO' Results In Humorous Signs, Macabre Incidents, As Teen Finds Dead Body

Scott Grill

Pokemon GO has quickly taken the world by storm since its release to Android and iOS devices on Wednesday. The augmented reality mobile game that sends players on a hunt using their device's camera has already created humorous warning signs from retailers and employers, plus a macabre incident involving a teen discovering a dead body.

The launch of Pokemon GO has sent players walking, driving, and exploring to various destinations near their homes and further to find Pokemon characters, Gyms, and PokeStops. Some retailers, such as this indie clothing store shared on Reddit are welcoming to potential new customers who want to swing by.

Still, being the home to multiple Gyms and PokeStops can be used as a promotional tool. Northwestern State University of Louisiana is not letting the opportunity pass to invite people to come visits its campus.

There are plenty of other hazards involved with tracking down locations in Pokemon GO. Reddit user Droky shared the after-effects of looking at his mobile phone screen instead of the tree branch he walking into.

"I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water," Shayla said. "I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body."

"It was pretty shocking," Shayla said. "I didn't really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly."

The incident shook the teen up, as authorities investigated. They determined the body had been there less than 24 hours and was likely accidental in nature, possibly a drowning.

[Image via Reddit / Chaos17]