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Creepy Clown Epidemic | Sightings since 2013


Northampton Clown Terrorizes English Town Just By Standing Around (PHOTOS)

19 September 2013
It doesn’t speak. It doesn’t juggle. It has balloons but doesn’t hand them out. It probably doesn’t even sleep. It just stands there, haunting our dreams with that sinister smile.
An anonymous man has been striking fear into the hearts of the Northampton, U.K., community by ominously standing around in creepy clown apparel.
The Northampton Herald & Post first reported the sightings earlier this month. The clown has allegedly been spotted all over town, and sometimes is seen carrying a clown teddy.

Creepy clown seen on Chesterfield’s streets

15 November 2013
The arrival of the ‘Chesterfield Clown’ comes just a week after one was spotted in Mansfield and a few months after the ‘Northampton Clown’ made headlines around the world.
According to internet reports, the clown has been seen outside Cineworld on Derby Road and in parts of Tupton, Hasland and Brimington.
One user, Racheal Stapleton-Hailwood, said: “Seen photo on my son’s Facebook account, definitely at Cineworld Chesterfield.”
Sean Saxton, added: “Is it the same one that’s terrorising Mansfield?”

Another creepy clown terrorises town: Teachers call police after online photos of mystery figure scare children

22 November 2013
Police have been bombarded with frantic calls from the public after a Facebook site about a mystery clown sparked panic across four towns and villages.
The page called ‘Spot the Burnley Clown’ was set up to detail the movements of its creator as he paraded around areas of the Lancashire town dressed in an orange wig, painted face and fancy dress clothing.


Norfolk police warn of alarming clown epidemic

28 November 2013
A police force has told members of the public to ignore people dressed as clowns if they meet them in the street.
Norfolk police received a report from a member of the public alarmed by a clown sighting in Gaywood, near King’s Lynn, on Tuesday evening.
The suspect was described as wearing a “full clown outfit” with a red suit and red hair.
The following evening the force received a similar report after two clowns were spotted near a skate park in the town. These people wore “Halloween-type” clown masks.



Armed man wearing clown mask terrorising pedestrians in Melbourne

31 January 2014
A GUN-toting clown is being hunted by police after terrifying several pedestrians in Melbourne’s north-western suburbs.
Four people have now come forward to say they were threatened by the man wearing a clown mask across St Albans and Sydenham during a bizarre 30-minutes early on Tuesday morning.
The clown was a passenger in a car, possibly carrying four other people, which slowed to a crawl past their victims.

Creepy Clown Puts Neighborhood on Edge

25 March 2014
It’s an image that will creep you out of a clown, out late at night, holding balloons and waving to passersby.
The clown has been spotted at several locations and he’s causing quite a stir.
One man tweeted a photo with the message: “My heart stopped. Guess who ain’t sleeping tonight?”

Mystery surrounds appearance of frightening EVIL CLOWNS roaming the deserted streets of a California town in the dead of night

7 October 2014
It’s the dead of night on a chilly October evening.
You drive down a deserted street in Wasco, California — the isolation of it all sending shivers up your spine.
Then you see him: a white mask, unruly bright-red hair, eyes like black pools of death staring coldly at you. His yellow jumpsuit shines with light from the only lamp nearby, the multicolored balloons he holds floating lazily above his creepy face.

Mystery clowns that are terrorizing California towns at night have started carrying GUNS

12 October 2014
People dressed as evil clowns and roaming through towns in the middle of the night are causing a stir in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
The latest after-dark sighting came Saturday night, when police in Bakersfield responded about 8 p.m. to a report of a clown holding a firearm, according to The Bakersfield Californian.
The San Joaquin Valley has been ground zero for evil clown appearances.
In Wasco, some 30 miles away, 1 local residents have reported sightings of clowns since October 1.

Police arrest one of 20 clowns terrorizing county in California

13 October 2014
On Thursday, a 14-year-old boy dressed as a clown was arrested for scaring a neighborhood child on Thursday night. The teenager was charged with annoying a minor. The disturbance was one of 20 reports from Kern County in the last week of clowns terrifying children. Police have received reports of clowns wielding guns, machetes and baseball bats.

Creepy clowns showing up in ABQ

16 October 2014
Stories of spooky clowns keep popping up around the country. Now, it is Albuquerque’s turn.
People are turning to social media to figure out who they are and what they are up to. Some people think it is creative. Others think it is just creepy.

Creepy clowns pop up in Jacksonville

17 October 2014
It’s a creepy craze in California: Mysterious clowns are popping up across the state and terrorizing people in the towns.
The odd behavior has now made its way to Jacksonville. For some, it’s funny, but others call it frightening.
Surveillance videos in the Springfield area show clowns caught on people’s porches and sidewalks. In one video, the clown clearly knew he was being recorded.

Police hunt creepy clown who is terrifying Indianapolis neighbourhoods

17 October 2014
A man dressed as a creepy clown has been unsettling residents of an American suburb as he wanders the streets scaring people.
The eerie figure has been spotted in Fishers, Indianapolis, and police say that locals should call them if they see someone dressed in a clown suit in the area.

Creepy Clown Terrorising Portsmouth ‘Scaring Children in the Streets’

20 October 2014
The sinister clown appears in Portsmouth shops and stands around doing nothing.

Creepy clown phenomenon pops up in France

28 October 2014
After making headlines in the United States earlier this month, pranks consisting of scaring people while wearing creepy clown costumes have now become a security concern for French law enforcement.
Five French teens were arrested and temporarily held by police on Wednesday in the eastern city of Mulhouse near the German and Swiss border.
They were detained not for posing as threatening clowns or scaring residents, but after they formed their own “anti-clown” vigilante group. Police took them into custody for wielding weapons – including a baseball bat, a night stick, brass knuckles and mace – around the picturesque town.

Creepy clown lurks in Mississippi town

29 October 2014
Facebook is alive with stories of a strange clown walking the streets of McComb at night, and one thing is sure: He knows how to evade the police.
Photos circulating social media show a clown standing in a city parking garage. Another particularly creepy phone screenshot shows the clown in a cemetery, and his form can just be seen through the trees and headstones.

‘Scary clown’ craze hits Spanish city

30 October 2014
Spain’s self-styled ‘Gijónclown’ — he even has his own Instagram account with nearly 5,000 followers — is the latest manifestation of a social media-driven phenomenon which has seen French police arrest over a dozen teenagers who dressed up as clowns carried weapons and even beat people up.

Clowns banned in French town after spate of attacks by smiley-faced costume wearers

31 October 2014
The mayor of a French town has slapped a ban on people dressing up as clowns after a string of attacks from costume-wearing yobs.
A rash of assaults from “evil” clowns has plagued parts of France, with reports of smiley-faced attackers wielding pistols, knives and baseball bats.

Creepy clowns infest neighbourhoods

6 November 2014
A weird phenomenon is sweeping through neighbourhoods in the US, UK and France – creepy clowns. Sometimes singly and sometimes in groups, the creepy clowns terrorize passersby with vignettes of violence and mayhem.



Halifax Clown
Creepy clown who roamed the streets of Halifax to return

4 January 2015
The man, who prefers his identity to remain a secret, became popular last year after local residents spotted him going for late night walks.
He was seen and photographed in Halifax town centre, Boothtown, Pellon and Siddal.
He was also sometimes seen holding balloons.

SEE IT: Creepy Chicago clown scales cemetery gate, eerily waves

25 July 2015
Forget ghosts — a clown is haunting this Chicago graveyard.
A creepy jokester in neon yellow pants and a rainbow wig has been roaming a local cemetery, terrorizing mourners and passersby.
At least one witness shot video of the clown climbing over Rosehill Cemetery’s gate in the middle of the night earlier this month. The bozo started waving at the camerawoman when he noticed her recording.

This True Story of an Axe-Wielding Clown Is Your Nightmare Fuel

14 August 2015
Here’s the worst possible news for coulrophobics: Last week, police were called to the home of a woman who reported that a man in a clown mask and multi-colored wig attacked her with an axe. The woman went unharmed, though the man escaped. On Wednesday afternoon, the man, 28-year-old Jimmy D. Raybon, quietly turned himself in. It was an unprecedented gesture of concession for murderous clowns.

The disturbing ‘killer’ clown videos that WILL give you nightmares: Pranksters chase guests down hotel corridors and trap customers in a gas station in utterly terrifying film

17 September 2015
They are known for being the scariest clowns in the world and now DM Pranks are back with quite possibly their most terrifying tricks yet.
The notorious YouTube channel hosted by Matteo Moroni, took to Las Vegas for its latest video and terrorised locals in a series of increasingly elaborate pranks.
For the clip Matteo joined forces with the owner of the Halloween-styled theme park, Fright Dome, Jason Egan, who invited the Italian over for the collaboration.

Clowns In Vans Have Been Terrorising School Children

16 October 2015
Pupils have been told to ‘go straight home today after school’, after several pupils were terrorised by people wearing clown masks in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Kent Police say.
And according to The Mirror some children have been chased home after school by people wearing clown and other Halloween masks.

Horror clowns TERRORISING children across Britain: Cops warn masked nutters to BACK OFF

22 October 2015
The pranksters are even chasing youngsters through towns, leaving head teachers on high alert in the build-up to Halloween.
Police have warned the pests to back off or end up behind bars.

A creepy clown in an orange jumpsuit is haunting one Wisconsin town

24 November 2015
If you want to freak America out, the easiest way is to just be a clown in a public space.
Local TV station WISN reports Waukesha, Wis., residents are rattled over sightings of a person wearing a plastic clown mask and an orange jumpsuit near the campus of Carroll College.



Creepy Doncaster Clown: “I just want to give some hugs out”

17 April 2016
The character, who has resurfaced in Doncaster after a three year absence, has left hundreds of residents terrified with posts and photographs on its Facebook page of “attacks” on various local villages.
After visiting Stainforth last night, the clown posted: “Walked the full length of East Lane last night and not a soul in sight. Everyone must have all been hiding in Stainforth.
“I just want to give some hugs out, can anyone recommend a village in Donny where people won’t hide from me?”

The truth behind viral post warning of ‘clowns’ roaming Teesside streets

31 May 2016
Facebook post claimed there had been reports of people being chased around Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool

Creepy Clowns Scare Gatineau Kids

10 August 2016
You may have heard about the creepy clown walking the streets of Green Bay, Wisconsin recently. Well, we’ve got our own version here in the National Capital Region! Police are investigating after two men dressed as frightening clowns were reporting chasing children out of Limbour Park in old Gatineau.

Clown post warns Chesterfield residents not to come out after dark

27 September 2016
The officer found out about a social media post that included a photo of a creepy looking clown and a list of neighborhood locations, with a message that the clowns would visit the following locations and it mentioned to followers they shouldn’t come out after dark

Panic in Virginia after an autistic boy, 12, waves to people in his favorite clown mask while being driven by his grandmother

28 September 2016
A Virginia mother says a person dressed in a scary clown mask that prompted alarm in the area is her 12-year-old son and he’s ‘a very sweet child’.
Holly Brown told WTVR-TV her son Angus has autism and is a big fan of horror author Stephen King.
She said Angus recently got a costume modeled after the Pennywise character from King’s novel, It.

Creepy Clown Hoaxes Lead to 12 Arrests in Multiple States

29 September 2016
The reports to the police had one thing in common with the circus act involving an improbable number of clowns emerging from a small car.
They just kept coming, and coming, and coming, across multiple states. Clowns in vans. Clowns in the woods. Clowns lurking in the shadows. Clowns chasing people or doing crimes.
But in recent weeks, steady police work has turned the news around, with 12 people facing charges of making false reports or threats, or chasing people, the authorities said. Other cases seem attributable to children with overactive imaginations, teenagers pulling pranks and others with their own reasons for adding to the hysteria. At least one death has been linked to a clown hoax.

‘A nightmare coming true’: Gangs of clowns terrorize N.S. drivers

1 October 2016
It was a scene torn from the pages of a Stephen King novel. A woman driving home from work in Glace Bay, N.S. spots someone lurking by the roadside. Her headlights reveal a stranger dressed as a clown standing in the shadows. As she brings the car to a stop, the figure walks into the middle of the road, blocking her path.
“Once I stopped, he started running towards my car. So I started backing up,” Michelle Doubleday told CTV Atlantic. “He kept going faster and faster.”
The incident frightened her so much that she sped off in the opposite direction. She’s still not completely at ease behind the wheel when she’s driving alone at night.

Serious or just a sick joke? What we know about creepy clown reports

1 October 2016
Reports of clowns haunting more than ten states have people on edge. And, the reports keep coming.
Friday, some schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, closed because a woman reported being attacked by a male dressed as a clown.
So, is the creepy clown epidemic serious or just a sick joke? Police are investigating a host of reports from South Carolina to Georgia, and have made some arrests. Here’s what we know:

No laughing matter: How menacing clowns are terrorizing children and adults across the country… but is it all just a Halloween prank?

1 October 2016
A recent spike in clown sightings across the country has prompted fears that a menacing trend is on the rise.
Terrified residents have reported being terrorized by people dressed up in the costumes in more than ten states since August.
Among them was one woman who claimed to have been assaulted and worrying accounts of children being lured towards woods by the disguised figures.


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