PICAYUNE, MS (AP) -- A man caught naked in a south Mississippi church cemetery says he was trying to take photographs of spirits.
Robert Hurst told The Picayune Item newspaper he shed his clothes because he believes skin is the best canvas to show spirits' orbs of energy.
The 47-year-old said he only intended to remove his shirt, but he took off all his clothes -- a move he now calls "stupid."
Authorities had set up a motion-activated camera to try to catch vandals. Shane Tucker, the chief deputy in Pearl River County, said Hurst is not accused of vandalism, but the camera caught an unexpected image of Hurst naked.
Hurst faces a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. He posted $500 bond after turning himself in Friday.
The Associated Press