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    CA freaked by frightening night clowns

    A clown 'project' in Wasco, CA, that appears to have started as a couple's Instagram project, is spreading and has gone wrong.

    Initially, people began just posting pictures of themselves dressed as scary clowns and loitering about at night. But now the craze has spread to Bakersfield, where a bunch of kids were chased and had their wits scared out of them. Now police have issued a stern warning: they want the clown craze to stop, and will be making arrests if it doesn't.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a-9790349.html
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    SEE, I am not alone, others find clowns creepy

    Clowns not in a circus tent in the company of other clowns creep me out. Seriously. If I was one who encountered a random person in clown garb and makeup at night walking the streets of my town you can bet my hiney would be running and screaming like a banshee too!
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    There was a huge craze for this in the UK too, and it spread like wildfire. We have a thread here for it. People got really fed up, and so did the police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    A clown 'project' in Wasco, CA, that appears to have started as a couple's Instagram project, is spreading and has gone wrong.

    Initially, people began just posting pictures of themselves dressed as scary clowns and loitering about at night. But now the craze has spread to Bakersfield, where a bunch of kids were chased and had their wits scared out of them. Now police have issued a stern warning: they want the clown craze to stop, and will be making arrests if it doesn't.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a-9790349.html
    Simple, it's California. Enact the Clown Tax Act. If you outlaw the clowns, they'll smuggle them in from Jersey.

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    These guys remind me of the JUGGALOES, the creepers and fans of Insane Clown Posse or whateever the bands name is. They write about serial killings and sick sadistic stuff and their fans are often violent criminals.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Some are wielding baseball bats or machetes!!!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/mysterious-...ry?id=26157014
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    Clowns didn't use to bother me. Then I saw American Horror Story: Freak Show...and now this.

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    Now they're getting close to home. You won't believe what this one was doing! He was walking down the street with balloons, minding his own business. While many are dismissing the fears of some as overreacting, you do have to wonder what the guy's motive is. If he is an SO, he could use his getup to lure children away, so I can understand the concern of parents. While I doubt he intends any harm since he displays himself publicly in costume (it would be more suspicious if he appeared to children from behind trees in the park and avoided contact with adults), it is always wise to be vigilant.

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    In addition to walking down the street, the so-called creepy clown comes and goes in Zimmer Park, located in the middle of the development.
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    http://www.wthr.com/story/26867473/2...s-neighborhood
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    Seltzer bottle -don't leave home without it. Clown gets aggressive you squirt him.


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    The clown "terrorizing" Fishers, IN has decided to hang up his wig and balloons permanently.

    But as the sun set Sunday evening, the clown, affectionately nicknamed “Creepy,” was nowhere to be seen.

    One neighbor thought it was a good idea not because she was scared, but because she was worried the clown was making families feel uneasy. Bothering people apparently wasn’t the clown’s intention, according to a poetic message left behind at Zimmer Park, near the area the clown was often seen.
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    http://wishtv.com/2014/10/26/police-...neighborhoods/
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    Seems those maniacal clowns are invading the world:

    Gang of 'evil clowns' terrorise French town
    Published: 12:55PM Monday October 27, 2014 Source: ONE News

    http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/gang-ev...h-town-6117231

    video at link


    Here is a longer article; it says at the end of the article that it's a satire, but mentions the incidents in Cali and the UK:

    http://guardianlv.com/2014/10/france...clown-problem/

    It's interesting to know that tlcya suffers from Coulrophobia.
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