There been numerous reports of CLOWNS scaring people in towns around the United States this year.   Clown sighting is not unusual but the rate of sighting are up.

Reports of clowns haunting more than ten states have people on edge.

These Clown sighting should not be taken lightly.

Here are a few of the reports and states.




In Pottsville, police were investigating incidence of clowns seen yelling at children and later throwing a broken stick at them from the woods. .

September 2016 The Philadelphia school district reported that police were investigating threats made by creepy clowns on social media.

One report filed by students at York College in southern Pennsylvania reported seeing people dressed as clowns, both on campus and off.

Campus safety responded to eight different reports since Sept. 24. One anonymous tip reported on Sept. 26 that there was a car full of clowns possibly armed with weapons. Officials didn’t find any clowns.




On Aug. 1, 2016 a clown known as The Green Bay Clown disturbed Wisconsin residents. So say they believe it’s fueled an independent horror film coming out around Halloween.  We will see.



Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, closed on Friday because a woman stated that a woman was attacked by a clown early.




In Texas, multiple schools have received creepy clown threats.

On Oct. 2, the Spring Independent School District issued a security statement due to new clown threat hoaxes made online.


North Carolina

Sept. 4, 2016 children reported a clown was trying to lure them into the woods in a Winston-Salem neighborhood.  According to two kids, the man had on white overalls, white gloves, red shoes with red bushy hair, a white face, and a red nose. They told police he offered them treats if they would come into the woods. Police said an adult heard the man, but did not see him.

A few days later, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call that a clown was outside of an elementary school, but it turned out that report was false.



LaGrange Georgia Police stated that they had received several calls about clowns “in wooded areas trying to talk to children.”

At one point, a middle school was under a “soft lock down” because of creepy clown reports.

Georgia police arrested two people Sept. 14 for calling 911 and allegedly making false claims about clowns trying to lure children into a van. Officials didn’t find any clowns.




A clown call made Sept. 21 in Tchula, Miss., turned out to be true. Police Chief Kenneth Hampton said he saw someone wearing a mask, a multi-colored wig and overalls around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

The person, who was carrying what looked like a machete, ran away after seeing the patrol vehicle. The person in the clown outfit has not been seen since.



The Salisbury Police Department of Maryland recently investigated two clown sightings.  The reports said that three people dressed as clowns hid in bushes and jumped out to scare people on Sept. 25 2016.  All three were reported to be wearing clown masks with orange and blue hair. Officers weren’t able to locate any clowns.




The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls regarding clown sightings in Fort Defiance, Va. One report said several people were dressed as clowns in a woodland area.

According to Virginia Code Section 18.2-422, a person over the age of 16 is prohibited from wearing a mask, hood or other device to cover or conceal the identity of the wearer. 

A violation of this code section is a Class 6 felony, which is punishable by one to five years of incarceration and a fine of not more than $2,500, according to a release. Either or both may apply if convicted of this offense, Sheriff Donald Smith said.




The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office has received calls about creepy clown sighting.

Sept. 28, 2016 a woman walking her dog said she saw a person wearing an all-white clown costume emerge from behind a tree in Indian River County, Fla.

The person had red hair and was wearing a mask, she said. The following day, a father called police saying his child and other classmates were chased by a person wearing a clown mask after they got off the bus in the Vero Lake Estates area.

A woman reported seeing two clowns near Victoria Park, Fla. She said the clowns were staring at her.

It’s unclear if they were trying to scare or harm her, but police issued an alert to surrounding agencies and searched the wooded areas and railroad tracks near U.S. 1. The clowns were not



South Carolina

Reports of clowns terrorizing people in South Carolina started in mid-August. One woman reported seeing a middle-aged white man in clown-like facial makeup and red hair standing outside a laundromat. The woman told police the clown stared at her as she walked out, but didn’t speak or follow her.

There have been reports by children stating that clowns were trying to lure them into woods with money.


Residents of the Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville, S.C., reportedly received letters from property management encouraging them to abide by the apartment’s 10 p.m. curfew, and not to let their children walk alone at night.


“Obviously, this is the type of claim that we need to take serious whether it’s valid or not,” said Master Deputy Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies have not received any recent reports or arrested anyone.



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