“I guess the thing is these aren’t real clowns”, Kraynik said. “The idea of scaring people with clowns and posting their reactions online is garnering so much attention that it’s happening more and more”.
Here’s something we should really be scared about: Many Americans are acting insane and committing crimes while on methamphetamine or heroin; others are having seizures in our streets after smoking synthetic marijuana. Because there’s a clown panic going on and the clown’s only reason for existing is spreading fear and dread.
Lastly, Antioch police emphasize that people considering dressing up as a clown should realize “they may be putting their own safety at risk” if someone takes the prank the wrong way. “It kinda eggs people on to do it”, says NDSU student, Dane Hogoboom.
As tales of the clowns spread, the stories seemed to escalate; there were more reports of people in clown suits carrying knives or machetes.
Every weekend from late September to early November, he drives to Frederick, Md., where he transforms himself into Snuggles The Clown, one of the featured actors at Screamland Farms. Allegedly it’s taken at a parking lot on campus, but a lot of people are saying it’s fake.
I played my first clown at 17, and continued clowning on the side for years.
In a message to parents, principal Ed Joyce said the reports from students claimed the clowns were displaying “malicious behavior”, but after investigating the administration found that the source of the information was a Twitter feed that contained a “waterfall of sophomoric humor”.
Clowns in Tucson, Ariz., have gone so far as to schedule a “Clown Lives Matter” peace walk on October 15. Along with this, CBS News reports that a group of clowns and clown supporters decided it would be a good idea to organize an event where they tried to show that clowns – the real ones rather than the imaginary ones – are not menacing monsters.
On Tuesday, Nipomo resident Evan Thompson posted the Facebook video of the creepy clown in rural Nipomo. According to a compilation of reports published by USA Today, there have been clown sightings in at least 23 states. “It’s been flying off the shelves”.
“It has to do with the fact that clowns have these large, artificial painted expressions – you know that nobody’s happy all the time“, says Nader, director of the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic.
“We believe this to be part of a much larger prank which is now sweeping across the U.S. and parts of the UK”.
Two Sacramento area haunted houses appear to be taking different approaches toward the use of scary clowns this Halloween.
It just makes me sad. Some suggest that people are being overly sensitive and politically correct when objecting to things like this.
Felton said there was a “massive difference” between the scary clown masks seen in the videos and what performing clowns actually looked like. And holding the bag and thinking “this elephant is cute but I heard someone say he didn’t want to die if Reagan was elected, because Reagan was going to start a nuclear war”.
The creepy clown phenomenon has led to the formation of a Facebook page that’s dedicated to sightings across MI.