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Published on : Friday, August 5, 2016
A Pokemon Go statue has mysteriously appeared in a park that is located in New Orleans even as the augmented reality game has taken the world by storm thanks to the craze in capturing the virtual characters associated with the game.
A statue of ‘Pikachu’, an iconic Pokemon character has been placed in the centre of a broken fountain in a park. The status portrays Pikachu standing with folded arms defiantly, on a cement base. The statue has a ‘Pokeball’ on its side. On the cement are the inscribed the term ‘#POKEMONUMENT.
Ever since then, Pokemon fans have been making a beeline for posing with the statue. Some of them have been posing for selfies while others are posing with their families and sharing the clicks on the social media platforms. In one of the pictures, somebody is seen clad in a Pokemon costume standing beside the statue of Pikachu.
Jennifer Curry, a resident of New Orleans said that she was surprised to discover something so heavy appearing so quickly and mysteriously in the park over the weekend and that the kids are really amused by it. A friend who resided nearby had told her about the statue and she came along with her two children to take a look at the statue.
Kylie, Jennifer Curry’s daughter said that the statue looks like that of a mouse.
Karon Reese, vice-president of the local association that supervises the area said that one of her friends had emailed her a photo of the statue and that is how she came to know about it. Then, she had come in the morning only to find that people had already started gathering to stare at it.
One of the neighbours of Reese has said that she was quite certain that the statue had appeared in the park on Saturday night. And, since that time, young people, mothers with kids and elderly couples have been dropping in to take a good look at the Pokemon statue. She said that it was indeed funny the way it was bringing groups of people together making it seem like a grand festival.
The New Orleans police declared that there have not been any complaints about the statue as yet. They added that they were unaware about where this statue suddenly popped up from and had no plans to do anything with it.