Creepy Clowns Are Terrorizing Children, Parents And Schools All Over America

creepy-clown-posted-by-karen-mann-hicks-on-facebookAn epidemic of creepy clown sightings is sweeping America, and authorities don’t know who or what is behind it.  In some instances, clowns with horrific expressions painted on their faces have been spotted standing on the side of the road, lurking near the edge of the woods or just roaming about town staring at random people.  But in other instances there have been reports of clowns actually attempting to lure children with gifts, and there have even been some reports of children running away from creepy clowns that were chasing after them.  While doing research for this article, I came across recent creepy clown sightings from South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, California, Alabama, Georgia and West Virginia.  This is truly a nationwide phenomenon, and many believe that it will get even worse as Halloween approaches.

This creepy clown trend appears to have begun with a very disturbing case at an apartment complex in South Carolina

Donna Arnold, one of the people residing at the complex who received the letter, said she called the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to come out to Fleetwood Manor after her son and others reported seeing clowns behind the basketball court.

“I thought my child was seeing things,” Arnold said. “And then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, ‘Did you see the clown in the woods?”

Community activist Bruce Wilson said he is getting involved at the apartments to make sure children are safe, even if the sightings turn out to be harmless.

Authorities say that their investigation into this incident found that the clowns were approaching children with the intent “to persuade them into the woods further by displaying large amounts of money“.

At least one child that personally interacted with these clowns testified “that they had candy and they would give it to them if they came there“.

Whether people are dressed as clowns or not, attempting to abduct children in no joke.

Unsurprisingly, this case made national headlines, and at that point it appears that a whole host of copycats started to come out of the woodwork.  The following is how an article in the Week summarized what happened next…

A week later, a boy at an apartment ten miles away reported seeing a man in a clown mask in the woods near his home. Later that night, a boy at an apartment just three miles from Fleetwood Manor reported seeing another clown. That apartment also sits on the edge of a wooded area. There was another local sighting the next day. The following day, a woman told police she saw a clown standing outside a Greenville laundromat, simply staring at her.

By then, the clowns had begun to mobilize. The previous day, a 14-year-old boy in Columbus, Ohio, said that a man wearing a clown mask chased him with a knife while the boy was walking to his school bus stop. Less than a week later, on Sept. 5, two children in Winston-Salem, N.C., claimed a clown was offering candy, as long as they would follow him into the woods. Later that night, a woman in the area claimed that a clown tried to coax her into the woods, except this one was carrying a machete. He wore black gloves and a black tie. The next morning, in the nearby town of Greensboro, a man said he saw a clown in the woods behind his apartment. Yellow polka-dotted shirt, blue pants.

Since that time the creepy clown sightings have not stopped, and one of the most alarming incidents of all just took place in McDuffie County, Georgia

“It was this morning at 6:30 when we were leaving at the house,” said Cameron Frails, who saw the clown.

But as Frails and his neighbor, Hannah Rice, started walking, they noticed something.

“I was standing over there,” said Rice. “And I was like, ‘who’s that guy following Cameron?’”

“We saw a man with all black on, clown mask and a red wig,” said Frails.

They said they saw at least two men dressed in all black coming toward them between two trailers, so they started running.

But that isn’t the only report of these creepy clowns trying to chase down children.  Here is another one from Georgia

According to the police report, the woman said the children told her they were leaving the community center as it was getting dark Monday evening when five people dressed as clowns and wearing masks emerged from a white panel van and began chasing them.

The 48-year-old woman also told police she saw a white panel van slowly driving past her home prior to the supposed incident at the community center around the corner, on McKinley Drive.

A lot of the copycats out there may be doing this sort of thing as a prank, but law enforcement authorities are beginning to take this threat very seriously.

In fact, Time Magazine is reporting that two schools in Alabama “were put on lockdown” on Friday due to threats from a group known as “Flomo Clowns”…

Two southern Alabama schools were put on lockdown Friday because of threatening Facebook messages and emojis posted on the now-deleted page of a group called the ‘Flomo Klowns.’

The sinister Facebook messages said “It’s going down tonight,” followed by revolver emojis, and “I love kids.” A parent also contacted the Flomaton Police Department to say her child had been sent threatening messages by the group.

The entrances to Flomaton High School, which has around 400 students, and Flomaton Elementary School, which has about 300, were locked, as well as internal doors. Local officers and sheriff deputies secured the school grounds and searched the area, AL reports.

I think that this is another example of how sick and twisted our society has become.  There are a lot of unbalanced people out there that get a thrill from spreading terror, and the initial clown stories have inspired them to capitalize on this trend.

If you are able to take a photograph or some video of these creepy clowns, please feel free to contact me.  “Killer clown” costumes are always extremely popular during the Halloween season, and I have a feeling that this wave of terror is only going to intensify as we approach the end of October.

One photograph of a creepy clown that was taken on Simmons River Road near Duhring, West Virginia has gotten a lot of attention on social media.  It was originally posted by Karen Mann Hicks on Facebook, and you can view it right here


Hopefully this creepy clown craze will soon fade, but it is a quick way for deeply disturbed individuals to “get on the news”, and so it seems likely that there will be even more copycats.

But those that are tempted to dress up like creepy clowns and terrorize children should be aware that police all over the nation are taking this very seriously, and arrests will likely be made at the first sign of trouble.

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  • Silverado

    I wonder if they’re bullet proof?? I’d love to see one of these…clowns on the way home some evening. I’d do a screeching halt and fly out with my gun a blazing and I bet Ronald McDonald can do a 50 yard dash through the brush in under a flat 4 seconds. Of course I wouldn’t shoot to kill but I KNOW which one of us would be the predator and which one would be the prey…

  • J_Bookly

    Wasn’t this an intelligent blog not too long ago? I’m very close to un-bookmarking it and letting the crazies have it.

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    • carryurcandle

      What’s unintelligent about reporting potential child abductors, people trying to lure others into the woods, people chasing others with knives? This isn’t an urban legend. It is a very real threat.

      • Kabob

        I think J_Bookly meant the people pointlessly arguing about religious/anti-religious views on a news blog. An offend atheist decided that someone who mentioned the love of Jesus in her post was apparently stupid and needed to be picked on, he got defensive and immediately attacked her statement and started making fun her and then a couple of other people jumped in and stupid remarks and statements from multiple people followed. J_Bookly can correct me if I am wrong.

        • Megan Kistler

          Thank you for sticking up for something I believe in. Most people who value their religion these days get attacked and are called stupid so we are use to it anyway, thanks again!

        • carryurcandle

          Oh.. Okay. That makes sense now. I was seeing the posts out of order originally. Thanks for the clarification.

    • Jennifer Merrill

      Very confused by your comment. I don’t see how you find this unintelligent.

  • Melissa McCoy

    I pray the police (who by the way, I appreciate tremendously), will be able to stop this clown terrorism before any harm can be done. I agree it is a crazy, sick world that needs Jesus!!

    • Macon Richardson

      Yeah, I bet Jesus is turning over in his grave over this type of stuff.

      • Pansey

        Jesus is not in a grave.

        • Macon Richardson

          Where he at then?

          • iceykola


          • Megan Kistler

            He died (on Good Friday.) and they put him in a tomb and 3 days later (Easter Sunday.) some one went to visit his tomb and they found out he rose from the dead. That’s why their is no found body or skeleton of Jesus.

          • Rafael

            And you pretend to be “believable” when you can’t count to 3???

          • Megan Kistler

            And you pretend to be a smart ass when you can’t even count to three as well? I mean, hello, Friday, Saturday, Sunday? That’s three and you can’t act like you know what your talking about until you read the Bible and know the story of what happened to Jesus as well. I and no one asked for your dumb ass opinion so please, have some respect to others and leave it out of my stuff.

          • Rafael

            If your day have 24 Hr’s and you say HE die Friday, we know
            it was at 3 PM and buried before sundown, Saturday at 3 PM is 24 Hr’s and
            Sunday at 3 PM is 48 Hr’s that equals 2 days, Right??? He then resurrected Monday???
            “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so
            shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the
            earth.” Matthew 12: 40
            Now, if HE was put on the tomb before the High Sabbat (before the Feast of Unleavened Bread) as you say, How you get 3 days and 3 nights if Sunday morning HE was not in the Tomb???
            I’m not a smart a$$ as you stated I just know how to count to 3. In the Hebrew culture as well as THE BIBLE, the day start at sundown. “Jesus”, a “JEW”, kept the LAW resting on the Sabbat also. If you want 3 days and 3 nights his burial was Wednesday afternoon as the Passover meal is eaten at sundown (a High Sabbat) with unleavened bread. Now you have your 3 days and 3 nights!!!

            Your apology is unnecessary!!!

          • Morgan

            hey y’all… He rose on the third day. Inclusive… not trying to be exact on a 24 hour clock. He didn’t rise after the third day, therefore making it three full days but again ON the third day.

          • Rafael

            That is not what the scriptures say! 3 days and 3 nights!!! We have to pay attention to what it say in order to not be deceived! You will never get 3 days and 3 nights with HIM buried on Friday! That was my point!
            Satan will tell you 1,000 things right to get you to believe a little lie!!!

    • Misty

      Wow, really? Where he at?? Perhaps grammer class.. I’m guessing I know one more that needs Jesus.

      • grammarpolice

        Grammar** and also, Jesus does not have any impact on one’s ability to learn the rules of language.

        • Lewis Condrey

          jesus also wasn’t real and has no relevance to scary clowns but of course you always have to find a way to push it on people don’t you

          • JusticeLegend

            Jesus is real and this is just a bunch of idjits doing idjit things. So you idjits need to know that idjits like these will get shot if I see one. ( I don’t scare easy but these are terrifying)

      • Dallas Fox

        “Wow. Really? “Where he at?”? Perhaps grammar class?

        You can’t be a grammar nazi without understanding the basics of punctuation and spelling. You misspelled “grammar”.

  • Charlie Primero

    Stephen King started it with his 1986 novel ‘It’. An entertaining book of you are a teen.

    Rob Zombie propagated it with his movies ‘House of 1,000 Corpses’ and ‘Devil’s Rejects’. Last night I tried to watch Rob’s new Clown movie ’31’, but my wife made me turn it off after 5 minutes. Trailer:

    • Sandee Robertson

      I agree. Didn’t all this clown stuff start when the reboot of IT started filming? Coincidence? I don’t think so.

      • Kathy

        Last I heard, they scrapped the remake of the movie because Stephen King didn’t like the way it was turning out. Did they start it up again?

  • ICFubar

    Only in America….too frickin weird. At least at some point the police will get to know who the really disturbed persons are in the area if they can get to investigate these going ons as they seem to constitute a form of stalking and or luring in a threatening manner especially when edged weapons are involved.. I can vigilante actions being taken by parents over this type of thing. I can remember several parents confronting a weirdo that used to shoot at us kids with a pellet gun when we would play in some vacant lots building ‘forts’. This was done with no witnesses and “Patch eye” was seldom seen after that and his harassments ended then and there. Or another incident when a friend and I stopped to look, never touch, at a few ‘Harleys’ outside a house inhabited by some local ‘motorcycle’ club members. These tough guys came pouring out of the house and gave chase. We literally ran into a house and I phoned my Father (WW II Vet). He arrived and drove straight to the house. While we sat in the station wagon I can clearly see my Father tapping one of these assholes on the chest with a garden fork and the look of fear on the assholes face. What was said I never found out but the bikers had moved away by the end of the month. This was back when men were men and the cops respected some community ‘policing’ by those living within it.

  • Robin Williams

    Let them fake wearing clowns come to Maryland especially Baltimore scaring kids see what happens that’s why they’re staying where they belong

    • Kalara Zrinyi

      They were spotted in residential areas of Annapolis.

  • HentaiBoyFromJapan

    I want to see more of these clowns. I want to give them kisses. I want them inside my mouth.

  • madison

    I’ve never really told anyone but last Winter I was hiking at a place called Bushkill Falls in the Pocono mountains, Pennsylvania. The road leading to the trail was blocked off but there was a car parked out of sight of the road at the beginning of the trail. Inside there was just a man and he was sitting in the driver side in a clown costume, doing his clown makeup. I found this really strange considering he was doing this in the middle of no where at a forested area. After the hike, coming back the car was gone. So this has been going on for quite longer than we know. The reason? I’d love to find out.

  • Leigh

    Correction! This, I believe, was the first news story I heard about a creepy clown sighting before all this craziness began:

    (I can’t remember where I read the original article about it, but this one covers the important points.)

    • Citizen Patriot

      The clowns first appeared in the early seventies. YouTube Urban Legends: Killer Clowns

  • amanda

    You forgot about white hall Arkansas we are currently having this problem all week we had to lockdown a grade school Monday

  • Patsy Brenner

    My daughter is into rave music and she thinks it’s a band and they call themselves sicotic clown and she also believes their a cult and there trying to lure kids into there cult world! So if this is what is going on , I think authorities should check out this new cult world ! There sick.

    • carryurcandle

      They’ve been known to try to lure kids into the woods here in SC.

  • Brittanie Sidebottom

    They are in Indiana too. Just been sighted in my city (Washington)

  • Graye Ira

    I’m kind of paranoid right now because a clown terrorist group just threatened the school district next to mine. I no likely this