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Full House: Pokemon Go Players Flock to Man's Home Day and Night After It's Branded a 'Pokestop'


Pokémon Go characters have been popping up in the oddest places, including a man's Massachusetts home where players are coming and going in search of the virtual creatures. 

For some reason, Pokémon has named Boon Sheridan's house as a place for players to gather and have their characters fight in a virtual gym. Now, total strangers have been showing up day and night.

“I own the house and property but not the virtual space above it,” he told Inside Edition.

Despite the heat of competition, Sheridan said players of the game have been "respectful" and "cool" when near his property. 

"No one has done anything stupid. No one has done anything crazy," he said. "It has been great so far." 

Shockingly, The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. is also featured in the game as a "Pokéstop," prompting the facility to issue a warning to any Pokémen and women.

"Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum," a museum official said.

Tom L'Attanzio has set up a Pokémon "lure" to bring customers to his pizzeria in Queens, New York, and business is booming. According to Bloomberg, orders were up 30 percent for the small business. 

Since the release of Pokémon Go, revelers have enjoyed wandering around playing the game to catch animated characters, but the app has often proved to be hazardous.

Read: News Anchor Walks Through Meteorologist's Live Shot While Playing Pokemon Go

Social media has become a haven for players’ dangerous encounters playing Pokemon Go.

“Riding a bike while playing Pokémon Go is not a good idea. I fell. :-(,” tweeted one player.

“My brother just got in car crash because he was playing Pokémon Go,” went another.

The famous Plaza Hotel in Manhattan is a hotspot for tourists as well as Pokemon characters that pop up in the game. The area is dangerous because players can wander into New York's busy 5th Avenue if they're not paying attention.

Read: Inside Pokemon Go, The Game Sweeping the Nation

The game has become so popular it has overtaken Tinder, Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram as the most popular app, a recent study has shown.

According to SimilarWeb, the average Pokémon Go user spends nearly 50 minutes using the device, while the average person spends about 30 minutes on Whatsapp, 25 minutes on Instagram, and 22 minutes on Facebook. 

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