East Midlands has night-roaming creepy clown (Now with superhero nemesis)

Well, this is nightmare fuel…

Northampton clown: Person dresses like Pennywise from IT and lingers on streets – Spot the Northampton clown | Metro News.

An unnerving, anonymous clown has sent shivers down the spines of Northampton residents by lingering on street corners in full fancy dress, for the second night running.

It reportedly first appeared on Friday 13th and was spotted again yesterday, under the cloak of darkness on Cedar Road in the north-east of the city.

With its white face, drawn-on brows, a red wig and ruffled collar, it is a carbon copy of the Pennywise clown from Stephen King-inspired 1990 horror film, IT.

The scary apparition-like sight has also been seen standing on a pavement waving with a teddy hanging between its fingers in its other hand.

According to his Facebook page, he’s not trying to scare, just trying to be spotted. We spotted alright and then ran away screaming.

Photo: Spot Northampton’s Clown

Photo: Spot Northampton’s Clown

UPDATE (18-Sept-2013): Ben Radford has this piece on Livescience and the Metro is reporting on Boris the Clown Catcher.

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  12 comments for “East Midlands has night-roaming creepy clown (Now with superhero nemesis)

  1. September 15, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Hated clowns long before discovered John Wayne Gracy & horror films with the buggers.

  2. Massachusetts
    September 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Yeah, this is pretty darn creepy all right!

  3. Chris Howard
    September 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    So clowns, and spiders (I’m working on it ;-) are my phobias. IT scared the bejebus out of me.

    I don’t like this. Not one bit. ;-)

  4. Nos482
    September 16, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    BWAHAHAHA!!
    This. Is. Awesome. XD

  5. September 16, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    This is what happens when a cosplayer goes rogue.

  6. Harold Renshaw
    September 16, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    He’s probably looking for his lost chupacabrah.

  7. ZombyWoof
    September 16, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Clowns are creepy to begin with.

  8. RDW
    September 16, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Hopefully nobody will pound him foolish.

  9. eddi
    September 17, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    @RDW ouch.

  10. September 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Hat tip to someone using the screen name 655321 at Dangerous Minds who noted that, somewhat interestingly, King’s Pennywise reappeared every 27 years… and the book was apparently first published about this time of September, 1986.

  11. ZombyWoof
    September 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space?

  12. Larry Harmon
    September 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Lon Chaney famously said “There is nothing more frightening than a clown at midnight”, or words to that effect.

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