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2016 clown sightings

2016 clown sightings were reports of people disguised as clowns.
A person dressed as an evil clown

The 2016 clown sightings are reports of people dressed up as evil clowns scaring and stalking passersby, such as near forests and schools.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] and other clown-related businesses have been affected.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]

OriginsEdit

In 2013, the fad started when a "creepy clown" known as the Wasco Clown started stalking people and causing terror in the entire town since around September or October 2013.[21]

MaineEdit

A clown was in Orono standing in a neighborhood for 15 minutes. Other towns reported seeing clowns.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Creepy clown sightings reported in more communities in South Carolina". WJW (TV). Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  2. Rogers, Katie (August 30, 2016). "Creepy Clown Sightings in South Carolina Cause a Frenzy". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  3. McGurty, Frank; Prentice, Chris. "Clown sightings spook South Carolina, perplex police". Yahoo!. Reuters. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  4. Harris, Chris. "South Carolina Police Chief to Creepy Clowns: 'The Clowning Around Needs to Stop'". People. People.com. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. Zuppello, Suzanne (2016-09-30). "'Killer Clowns': Inside the Terrifying Hoax Sweeping America". Rolling Stone.
  6. Teague, Matthew (2016-10-05). "Clown sightings: the day it all began". The Guardian.
  7. "Pryor Woman Attacked By Woman, Two Men Wearing Clown Masks". KOTV-DT. 2016-10-16.
  8. "Why I am a 'killer clown'". BBC. 25 October 2016.
  9. News, A. B. C. (13 October 2014). "Mysterious Clowns Terrorizing California City". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  10. Reporter, David Moye; Post, The Huffington (24 July 2015). "Creepy Clown Menaces Chicago Cemetery". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  11. "Clown president: 'We don't want to scare people'". New Zealand Herald. 10 October 2016.
  12. "Circus clown: Stop giving us a bad name". stuff.co.nz.
  13. Vanessa Brown (11 October 2016). "How the creepy clown craze is killing the entertainment profession". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  14. "McDonald's: Ronald McDonald keeping a lower profile". New Zealand Herald. 12 October 2016.
  15. Patricia Greig. "Clown craze: It's going to peak, it's going to be here in New Zealand". NZ Herald.
  16. Fancy dress shop say their costume was used in 'killer clown' prank Retrieved October 2016
  17. Side Project Random (26 September 2016). "Creepy Clowns - Song" – via YouTube.
  18. sillykidssong (11 October 2016). "clown panic song 2016" – via YouTube.
  19. Merevick, Tony (13 October 2016). "Clown Porn Searches Have Skyrocketed Thanks to the Creepy Clown Epidemic". thrillist.com.
  20. Lee Moran (31 October 2016). "Creepy Clown Threat Prompts Spooked Floridians To Trick-Or-Treat While Armed". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  21. Simpson, Connor. "Northampton Solves the Mystery of The Creepy Clown". Retrieved 21 October 2016.