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.