Thousands of pirates invade Newport News

Posted at 9:49 PM, Sep 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-21 22:39:35-04

Newport News, Va. - The Mariners' Museum was invaded by thousands of pirates on Saturday in an attempt to break a world record!

The largest ever pirate gathering totaled 14,231 and that record is now held by Hastings, England. The Mariners' Museum came up short with only 6,759 pirates in attendance, but that didn't stop the day's fun.

Pirates were counted using wristbands when entering the park; however not just anyone with an eye patch and stuffed parrot was able to pass as a pirate.