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Police thought ghost hunters were burglars and detain them at gunpoint

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Three ghost hunters in Pennsylvania were nearly arrested when a police officer mistakenly thought they were criminals burglarizing an old Civil War building. The officer held the paranormal investigators at gunpoint, according to a report from CBS news.

On Thanksgiving night, A Gettysburg police officer patrolling Steinwehr Avenue noticed people shining flashlights inside of the Victorian-style Servant's Old Tyme Photos building. The officer believed that it might be a burglary in process so he went inside to investigate.

The officer found three suspects and detained them by holding them at gunpoint. After handcuffing and searching the suspects, the officer asked what the reason was they were doing trespassing in the building. The group claimed that they were ghost hunters and that they had permission to search the property for ghosts.

The owner was immediately contacted by police and he confirmed that the group, Gettysburg Ghost Tours had permission to be in the photography studio for the evening.

The ending to this story could have turned out a lot worse. In addition to getting permission for a late night ghost hunt, it is also a good idea to contact local law enforcement authorities to let them know about the event.

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