Scary Clown Stalks Northampton
Clowns are a real psychological fear for some people and although they are not paranormal in the least, I just had to share this story trending currently from the UK.
It seems that someone is dressing up as a clown in Northampton and is stalking the streets at night, just waiting to be ‘spotted.’
He even has his own Facebook page and has invited everything from praise to death threats as the story circulates around the world.
The clown is made up in a similar way to the infamous clown creature Pennywise from Stephen King’s It, has been seen stalking about the Abington and Kingsley areas in Northampton.
A report, later denied by the clown himself, says he even knocked on someone’s door and asked them if they needed anyone to paint their window sills.
It was soon after the story of the Northampton Clown broke in the media that the clown set up his own Facebook page, which as of this writing currently has nearly eighty-eight thousand likes.
The sightings have also given birth to Twitter hash tag for ‘clown reports’: #northamptonclown
Some people have found the clown’s antics to be amusing, with some fans on his Facebook page begging him to come to Brazil or the United States.
Others feel the clown is a nuisance and a possible threat to public safety, as one local resident put it on Facebook:
“You’ve been spotted now get out of the clown suit and start acting like a grown up that you supposing are and stop scaring people as some people do have real fears of clowns and you are terrorizing them despite what you may say.”
One man went as far as to say he would run the clown over in his car if he saw him.
Meanwhile, the man behind the clown has said he is only doing this for fun:
“I don’t terrorize people I just want to be spotted.
For those of you with phobias and fears, you don’t have to like and comment on this page. See you around soon.
Too much hate not enough love . No, I don’t have a knife on me!, that’s just stupid rumors spread by stupid people.”
Looks like another urban legend has sprung up fast around this mysterious clown creeping around Northampton.
Could be one of the greatest pranks of all time, could be a as yet unknown publicity stunt, but whatever it is, it is certainly very cool and also very very creepy.
- Thomas Spychalski
(Via Northampton News)