Many news outlets across the US are reporting about creepy clown sightings that are happening all over. Supposedly, scary looking clowns are popping out of the woods and scaring both children and adults. Most of the clowns do nothing more but wave and then move back into the woods. There was even talk of these clown sightings in a few cities not too far from where I live.
Are they for real?
I am not too sure what to think about these clowns. I do know that things go crazy on the internet and a lot of these sighting might just be purely imagination or “clown phobia” for some people. It really sounds like something from Stephen King’s book, “It” and coincidentally, a movie company is doing a remake of it called “31.”
I don’t know if it is an elaborate publicity promotion or what but if it is they sure have some people terrified and I don’t find that very amusing. I worry that someone, even an unsuspecting clown just doing what he was paid to do, is going to get hurt.
Also, children who may have loved clowns before, will surely run in terror at the sight of one now, even a happy clown trying to entertain them. I don’t see how such a scare tactic will make anyone say, “Great job, now I will watch the new movie!”
Pranksters are Loving It
Who knows how many “copycat” clown sightings there have been in all of the different states. Whoever started the first sighting, set the scene for a lot of other jokers to decide it would be fun to dress up like a clown and scare people.
Many are taking this to serious steps though. Some are making death threats that are supposedly coming from clowns and others are blaming clowns for any number of things, including car accidents…”Oopps, a clown jumped out in front of me.”
Clowns used to mean circuses and birthday parties and all types of fun things. Right now, it means that law enforcement agencies are chasing elusive creepy clowns and people are locking their doors in fear all over the US. How or why would anyone think this is funny or entertaining?
The police have a lot of much more serious things to contend with, without people calling in clown sightings that they have to go chase down. But until authorities know for sure exactly what these clowns are up to, they have to go investigate every time someone calls in a clown sighting.
Photo: By Graeme Maclean – originally posted to Flickr as bad clown, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4083868
Creepy clowns spotted all over the US