Ghost hunters arrested after ‘breaking into historic church and destroying a burial monument from 1862’

26 May 2015 | Ghost Hunting, Ghosts in the news

How not to behave when ghost hunting????

Four ghost hunters were arrested after they were caught breaking into a historic church that shaped Minnesotan history.
Kyle Huber, 23, of Victoria, and Todd Suurmeyer, 23, Joseph Porter, 25, and Brittani Roberts, 24, all of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage to property.
They were accused of breaking into Ness Church in Litchfield, Minnesota, early Sunday morning and were allegedly looking for ghosts.

Porter, Roberts and two others were arrested on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage to property

Ness Church is the first Lutheran church in Meeker County and is known for holding the graves of the first five victims of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

Ness Church board members say that videos are not valid and there are no ghosts in the area

Though ghost hunters have posted what they believe are confirmed sightings of ghosts in the area, church board members said there are no ghosts in the building, according to CBS Minnesota.
The suspects are accused of smashing several windows of the church and an out building as well as smashing part of a monument that marks where the first five victims of the war were buried.
‘The first five were buried here in two boxes, five people in two boxes,’ church board member David Larson said. ‘Of course they had to bury them quick, because they had to get out before they were killed.’
A YouTube video from 2012 shows ghost hunters near the church when a white figure floats by the camera.
But church board members said that the videos posted online do not hold truth, and they give tours of the area to show people that there are no ghosts.
‘People lived here all of their lives — went to this church all of their lives — and have never seen any signs of ghosts,’ Larson said.
Meeker County deputies responded to a burglary alarm at Ness Church at 1.53am on Sunday.
A vehicle was seen leaving the area and deputies arrested its four occupants, Huber, Suurmeyer, Porter and Roberts, in connection to the crime and were held at Meeker County Jail.

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