A popular TikTokker has shared his traumatic ordeal after being “ambushed” by armed cops during a live stream, claiming spirits warned him.
Kalani, 23, a ghost hunter, regularly explores “haunted places” across the US and shares his experiences on TikTok (@kalanighosthunter) with his 2.2 million followers.
He recently took his adventures to the next level with a seven-day investigation into the Octagon House, an 1883 historic landmark in Circleville, Ohio.
But on day four, the Nashville native claims he was “ambushed” after armed police officers arrived during his live stream – with a confused viewer mistaking the hunter for a burglar.
“An out-of-state number reported the live stream for burglary and vandalism where we were handcuffed and locked up,” Kalani said.
Sharing the traumatic ordeal with his fans, he uploaded a three-part clip of the live stream, with one clip garnering 127,000 views and over 7,000 likes.
The video begins with Kalani opening the door as two police officers yell, “Let me see your hands, step back.”
As he backs away, the two officers enter the home before asking Kalani to turn around and put down his camera.
More police officers arrive at the scene where they tell him that he will be handcuffed while they search him as he is a “big guy”.
After debriefing with officers, they exit the scene and apologize to viewers of the live stream.
Kalani’s viewers flocked to the comments to share their reactions, with many praising the ghostbuster for his cooperation.
“You were very respectful and listened to them, that’s important… sorry this happened to you,” one person said.
Another user added: “BRO!! Every ghost in this place is traumatized,” followed by a ghost emoji.
“I retired from the live show for a minute and it all went down. I’m glad it turned out well,” said another.
“They almost turned you into a ghost,” commented one viewer.
Kalani added: “I live alone in the house but was with my boyfriend when they arrived in several cars.
“We’ve been investigating upstairs in the house [prior] and had a very innocent message during a ghost boxing session.
“They said, ‘They’re coming,’ and at first I thought it was nothing.
“A few minutes later I had the police at the door and I truly believe that the spirit warned us that the police were following us.”
“I was surprised when I heard the police pounding on the front door, but when I heard them I knew something was wrong.
“A few minutes before they arrived, a random account said they were going to call the police – but I didn’t think much about it because people joke all the time.
“I had full authority and permission to be in the house so I wasn’t worried but they decided a call had to be made.
“Everything worked out in the end and luckily nobody was hurt, but it could have been a bad situation.”
The ghostbuster previously discovered “one of the most terrifying places” in America, an abandoned amusement park in Virginia, where he captured an eerie sight of swings moving by themselves.
He has now thanked his friend @ghostlytravelswithzac for being with him during the ordeal and his house manager Tommy Gill for clearing things up with the sheriffs.
This isn’t the first time a popular social media star has been the victim of a slap in the face after Twitch streamer Adin Ross was stormed by Swat police in November.
The player was briefly banned from the popular gaming site after his flat was slammed for the second time in three months.
Ross shared a clip of police cars and sirens outside his home and was seen being alerted to a SWAT team arriving at his home during a broadcast.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6878417/tiktok-ghost-hunter-swatted-live-stream-cops-gunpoint-burglar/ Watch the TikTok ghostbuster get “beaten” during the live stream as cops hold him at gunpoint, believing he’s a burglar