There's nothing more frightening than a clown who's more interested in spreading fear than cheer, and a few of them have leapt off the big screen in recent months, moving from the fictional world into the real world. First, the British town of Northampton was terrorized by a rash of evil clown sightings and then an armed clown stalked pedestrians in Australia, though thankfully neither of them actually ended up hurting anyone. Now, it's Staten Island, New York that a creepy clown is calling home...
As reported by Staten Island Live, several residents of the New York borough have posted images on social media of a man they've been spotting in the area since last week, dressed as uber creepy clown Pennywise, from Stephen King's It. Much like the Northampton clown, the Staten Island clown isn't doing much other than waving and posing for pictures, though his mere presence is causing quite a stir amongst residents. "The fact that there's some douche lord dressing as a clown and roaming around Staten Island has me never wanting to leave my house," tweeted Grace Slick, speaking for all Staten Islanders.
No word yet on who's behind the mask, or what his purpose is, but one thing's for sure; if you live in the area, you'd better lock your doors, hide yo kids and hide yo wife!
And who knows... maybe a creepy clown is headed to your neck of the woods. Stay vigilant, friends.