Although bizarre, out of place clown sightings are nothing new. The summer of 2016 has certainly provided us with remarkably disturbing and noteworthy encounters.
The first incredibly disturbing account happened at a South Carolina apartment complex. This is a statement from one of the parents of the children.
“‘Mama, there’s clowns out there in the woods and they’re trying to get us to come out there.’ Some had chains, some had knives, and some were holding out money, saying, ‘Come here, we’ve got candy for you,’ but they wouldn’t go.”
Much like the adults in Stephen Kings “It”, the children’s claims of seeing clowns was met with skepticism, until they themselves started seeing and hearing the culprits.
Sightings soon cropped up in North Carolina and Ohio. An Ohio teen claimed to have seen and been chased by someone wearing clown garb and wielding a knife.
I recently came across this sighting while scrolling through my instagram feed. This happened just yesterday, Saturday morning, October 1st. 2016. Sure it would be easy to fake. But in light of all these recent sightings, it makes the encounter genuinely creepy.