The Circus is in Town?


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Liz King, writer

Clowns are friendly face painted people who are supposed to make you laugh and build you creative balloon animals. We have seen how clowns are depicted in horror movies as murderous, and twisted in the head; but who would have thought that these depictions of them would turn real? Clowns have recently been popping up everywhere causing a terror to children and adults.

In recent police reports, there have been multiple clown sightings in upstate South Carolina. The first report to police was on August 21st, 2016; the report was made by a child’s mother who said that he saw clowns in the woods behind their apartment building, Fleetwood manor. Clowns have been trying to lure the children into the woods with large amounts of money.

The “clown” had on white overalls, white gloves, red shoes with red bushy hair, a white face and a red nose, witnesses told police.The children who have seen the clowns have reported that they were whispering and making strange noises. It seems as if the clowns are only targeting children.

Police have searched Fleetwood manor multiple times but have yet to find any evidence of clowns terrorizing kids. Behind the woods in Fleetwood manor there is a man-made trail leading to a abandoned home sitting next to a pond. The children say the clowns live there, but police say their are no signs of clowns or human activity.

Greenville police chief Ken Miller is very upset it is causing concern in the community, he has said recently to press “It’s illegal, it’s dangerous, it’s inappropriate, it’s creating community concern.”

Some people believe that the clown sightings are a publicity stunt for director Rob Zombie’s upcoming short film 31. Five carnival workers are captured and held at a large compound. They must fight for their lives while they play a gruesome game called 31.

Clowns have now been popping up all over there have been reports in Greensboro, NC; Winston Salem, NC and Irondale, Al. Police have yet to discover if these clowns are copy cats or just there really are creepy clowns stalking our children.

So, a helpful tip if you see a clown in your woods…Run!