THIS MORE-CREEPY-than-funny clown is freaking out the residents of a UK town. How? By appearing on street corners and staring at people.
He is sometimes holding balloons, sometimes a stuffed clown toy. Rumours on Twitter have suggested sightings of him knocking on doors in Northampton and offering to paint houses, despite having no painting equipment.
The clown bears a striking resemblance to Pennywise, the downright terrifying villain in the film of Stephen King’s IT:
A Facebook page called Spot Northampton’s Clown, apparently run by the costumed circus worker himself, has gathered more than 34,000 likes since his first appearance on Friday 13th.
The page’s author insists. “I don’t terrorise people I just want to be spotted.” He also takes on several of the more disturbing rumours (and explains why he’s not on Twitter):
I “haven’t” been knocking on houses and asking to paint window sills!? [...] No, i don’t have a knife on me!, thats just stupid rumours spread by stupid people. I’m also ‘not’ on twitter as it confuses the heck out of me. However, i might go for a jog around that pond in Abington park later as i’m really unfit…
Oh, and he posts photos of himself hanging out being terrifying:
The clown has also admitted that he may run into too much opposition in his current occupation:
If what i am doing does get too much for people, I will have to stop.
And already the memes have begun: