Woman Discovers Dead Body In Rural Wyoming River While Playing Pokemon Go!

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This is so scary!!

As Pokemon Go takes the world by storm with its virtual reality ability to grab Pokemon and play as you explore your neighborhood, most stories coming from the game are good — but not one in rural Wyoming this week!

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A woman named Shayla Wiggins was playing the game in her tiny Wyoming hometown on Friday when she got into a rural area of the state looking for Pokemon… and discovered a dead body instead.


The 19-year-old woman spoke to CNN about the incident, saying:

“I was trying to get a water Pokemon I guess I was only paying attention to my phone and where I was walking.”

She looked up from her phone at one point only to realize that she was standing RIGHT next to a dead body that had been in about three feet of water in a rural Fremont County river.


Authorities haven’t yet identified the body, though they do believe the man died accidentally by drowning in the river.

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For one, Wiggins is thankful that she found it, in a strange way:

“I probably would have never went down there if it weren’t for this game. But in a way, I’m thankful. I feel like I helped find his body. He could have been there for days.”

That’s one way to look at it, for sure — but this is definitely scary and unexpected.

What are the chances??

[Image via County 10.]

Jul 9, 2016 3:58pm PDT