These people are wreaking havoc across the nation, and all anyone wants to know is why scare people dressing in clown costumes and scaring in the night. And my answer for you is: nobody knows. Attention, pure fun, and excitement? The art of clowning has been around for thousands of years, but this creepy group of clowns origin is far from mysterious. Could this mysterious violent movement be in contribution to John Wayne Gacy (aka. the killer clown)? Nobody knows for sure, but we all can only wonder why. Here are some things we know so far.
1. The first reports occurred late August in South Carolina.
People in clown outfits have been creeping around the wooded areas and side streets of towns. These creepy goons are stalking people's yards, porches, and trying to lure the innocent into the woods. I'm not sure why someone would follow a clown, let alone into the woods at night, but I guess that's just me.
2. This isn't the only clown hoax America has had.
Several clown cases have occurred since the 1981 Boston clown scare. This incident including several men in clown suits luring children into vans outside of public schools. Across the Boston area, people reported seeing clowns dressed up carrying knives and machetes. Parents kept their children from attending school, going out in public as little as possible in fear of the clowns. A more recent case was the 2013 Northampton clown which spawned another wave of clown terror. This clown was nothing more than a 20-year-old film-maker who was shooting a short documentary. Since then, these creepers have been reappearing from time to time and reports are always being made.
3. They're called stalker or "Phantom Clowns."
These types of clowns are not much different than an ordinary clown. Typical clowns are for laughs and giggles, where phantom clowns are the complete opposite. Their goal is to spread fear through stalking and lurking.
Many of these creepers are clowns, but some are dressing as rabbits, animals and in other Halloween costumes.
Everyone be sure to be extra careful, and travel in groups because you never know who is behind a mask. In many states, police are telling people to open fire on clowns and people are actually ganging up on clowns.
During the past week, clowns have been popping up on college campuses and causing clown hunts. Instead of hiding in their dorms like me, students are tracking them down. But it's not just the United States, but the "clown craze" has spread to parts of Australia and Great Britain. I'm not saying exactly what to do, or that I know what's going on but this is what I have researched.