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Spring Grove Cemetery asks Pokemon Go players to be respectful, wear a shirt

One Cincinnati-area cemetery are making requests to those wandering gamers.  (Photo: Flickr/Eduardo Woo) One Cincinnati-area cemetery are making requests to those wandering gamers.  (Photo: Flickr/Eduardo Woo)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The "Pokemon Go" craze across the U.S. has people wandering into yards, driveways, cemeteries and even off-limit areas in search of cartoon monsters.

One Cincinnati-area cemetery are now making requests to those wandering gamers. 

Spring Grove Cemetery officials said Wednesday that while "Pokemon Go" players are welcome on the hallowed grounds, they are stressing the importance of being respectful and wearing a shirt. 

"We ask visitors to keep in mind that we are serving families here who are experiencing the worst day of their lives – burying someone they love," Gerald Wantz, vice president of operations, said.

They ask visitors to show respect in their appearance as well. 

Cemetery officials said they do not want anyone to be injured, nor do they want any damage to plant materials, watering systems and family monuments.

Wantz said Spring Grove is an active cemetery and hosts over 1,000 services each year.

Spring Grove's announcement comes after the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery requested Tuesday that smartphone users refrain from playing the popular new location-based augmented reality mobile game.

Spring Grove Cemetery was established as a nonprofit cemetery in 1845 and was named a National Historic Landmark in 2007. 

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