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A Mississippi man found naked in a cemetery explained to Sheriff's deputies that he was not indulging in indecent exposure but was simply looking to snap some "spirit orb" photos. Robert T Hurst, 47, was reeled in by deputies after a man was "photographed naked and setting up his own camera on a tripod by a game camera in the …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    indecent exposure, even though there was nobody there, is seeing someone naked on a camera now indecent exposure? Or was it the corpses that suffered?

    Odd chap but I don't see anything illegal about his behaviour, of course as always the law is in ass

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    No no no. They're missing a trick.

    So let's get this right, they haven't managed to stop the vandals and are having to resort to special camera equipment to catch or deter the offenders. Then they find a 47 old man in the nude wondering about the graveyard with a camera.

    This seems like a gift from god to me. They should remove the camera and ask said nude 47 year old to stay in the graveyard during the night. Either that will deter the young vandals or they will beat him to a pulp. In any case one of your problems is solved and crime statistics are improved.

    (gravestone for obvious reasons).

  3. Alex Walsh

    great story

    Well done Lester, up to your usual standard. Wait a minute, what have you done to Lester?????

  4. Christos Georgiou

    Nude man sitting on a tree…

    …and having chocolate-covered cotton as a snack, I presume.

    Perhaps we should decorate him.

    1. Dale Richards

      Title was required

      Did he definitely say he was photographing orbs? Maybe he was photographing Orr.

      1. Colin Miller


        Or maybe he was photographing balls...

    2. Anonymous Coward


      ... lives!

  5. Anonymous John


    Will nobody think of the spirit children?

  6. ShaggyDoggy


    Presumably in Mississippi you can now be guilty of indecent exposure without another human seeing you. God bless America.

  7. Marcus Aurelius


    He was trying to photograph his chocolate covered salty ... orbs.

  8. TeeCee Gold badge

    Top tip!

    When challenged by the cops while stark bollock naked in a graveyard, simply extend both arms forwards and shuffle towards them while groaning: "Brains........BRAINS.....!". Then, once they have fled in panic, make your escape.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Following Standard Police Hollywood zombie procedure

      They will be splattered all over the place behind you.

  9. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    Will nobody think of the ghooooooosts?

    And by the way, Christos - nice catch you got there. The best there is, I believe.

  10. Anonymous Coward

    I saw two ghosts in the graveyard.

    They weren't ghosts they were goolies.

  11. raivn

    spirit orbs?

    why go to the length of getting dust in front of the lens when you can just add orbs later in photoshop?

  12. Winkypop Silver badge
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    The great 'orb' mystery eh?

    Just more popular bullshit mythology.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Just like the "alien rods" myth..

      Caused by insects flying past to the lens on a slow-ish shutter speed.

      Some people will believe anything you tell them.

      If only they stopped to think for a second they..... what am I saying.

  13. IR


    Ahh orbs, otherwise known as out-of-focus dust caught in the light.

  14. Elmer Phud

    Cupid Stunt

    "Hurst said he'd only intended to take off his shirt, but before he knew what was happening, he'd shed the rest of his kit."

    'And then, suddenly all my clothes fell off. But it was all done in the best possible taste.'

  15. Richard Porter

    Orb photography?

    Load of orbs if you ask me.

    Btw can you be done for indecent apperture too?

  16. serviceWithASmile

    indecent exposure


    there is a pun in here somewhere....

    any photography boffin care to comment?

    1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

      Indecent time exposure?

      - considering it was after dark.

  17. Martin Maloney

    Well, somebody had to post this

    Indecent exposure in a cemetery is a grave offense.

  18. Dick Emery


    Nah! Indecent exposure would be at F22 ISO 100 in a dimly lit graveyard. What's that? I can see shit cap'n!

  19. disgruntled yank

    Definitely a picayune item

    And I know that the weather is warmer in Mississippi than up here along the 39th parallel, but isn't a bit late in the season for late night outdoor nakedness?

  20. LuMan

    We should be thankful

    If it gets into the mainstream that orbs are best photographed naked, we could end up with that useless scouse twat Acora wondering around the stately homes of blighty, saying such things as, "Sam, Sam. He's my spirit guide, lah. Ey, Sam. Yu gonna get dat dere spirit orb thing out me knackers!" while totally starkers!

  21. Milo Minderbinder


    déjà vu, jamais vu nor presque vu was elastic enough to cover it. Was it a ghost, then?

    Aaaah, the memories!

    Time for a re-read, methinks.

    (Closest icon to a ghost).

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Apparently the cemetery was a grand place for snapping the mysterious circles of light, some of which give the impression of being faeces"

    There, fixed that for you...

  23. Anonymous Coward


    Sounds like he might have found some really dodgy 'shrooms.

    Either that, or one too many tipples at the local drinking house.

    BTW El Reg can we please have a "Magic Mushrooms" symbol?

    AC, because he doesen't want to get put on yet another watch list...

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