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« on: September 15, 2016, 11:09:35 pm »

Stephen King discusses creepy clown mystery
Posted on Thursday, 15 September, 2016



What would you do if you saw a clown staring at you from the roadside ? Image Credit: Twitter / @jogo78
The author of 'It' and many other popular novels maintains that creepy clowns will always be terrifying.
The appearance of mysterious figures dressed up as clowns hanging around roadsides and street corners in the dead of night might sound like the plot of one of King's own horror novels, but in recent years this unnerving scenario has been playing out time and time again all over the world.

One of the most recent creepy clown sightings occurred in Greenville, South Carolina where police officers have been left perplexed by reports of clowns luring children in to the woods and standing silently on the roadside, staring at cars and pedestrians with an eerie, unnatural gaze.

Author Stephen King, who has himself written about a very creepy clown indeed in his novel 'It', maintains that while the phenomenon will pass, clowns will always remain inherently creepy.

"Kids love clowns, but they also fear them; clowns with their white faces and red lips are so different and so grotesque compared to 'normal' people," he told the Bangor Daily News.

"The clown furor will pass, as these things do, but it will come back, because under the right circumstances, clowns really can be terrifying."

So far his comments seem to be ringing true as now police in North Carolina have also found themselves investigating a series of clown sightings across the state including the case of a man who allegedly chased a clown with a machete after it emerged from the woods near Greensboro.

"If I saw a clown lurking under a lonely bridge (or peering up at me from a sewer grate, with or without balloons), I'd be scared, too," said King.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 11:11:32 pm »


Even Stephen King Thinks Those Creepy Clown Sightings Are Scary

There’s been a wave of reported clown sightings in the Carolinas the past week.
09/09/2016 02:54 pm ET
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(Reuters) - A spate of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina has perplexed police and worried parents, but their frightening appearance was no surprise to best-selling U.S. horror author Stephen King.

King, whose 1986 novel “It” tells the story of a supernatural being that appears as a clown to terrorize the residents of a small Maine town, told the Bangor Daily News that fear of clowns touches a nerve with children and adults alike.

“Kids love clowns, but they also fear them; clowns with their white faces and red lips are so different and so grotesque compared to ‘normal’ people,” the newspaper quoted King as saying in an article posted on Friday. “The clown furor will pass, as these things do, but it will come back, because under the right circumstances, clowns really can be terrifying.”




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Renowned horror writer Stephen King admitted he’d be scared if he saw a clown lurking under a lonely bridge.

The clown sightings started around Greenville, South Carolina, last month when police began getting reports of clowns standing silently by roadsides, lurking near laundromats and trying to lure children into the woods with bags of cash and green laser lights.

Police in North Carolina have over the past week also reported a wave of sightings, suggesting a slow migration in the direction of the fictional town of Derry, Maine, where King’s Pennywise carried out his rampage.

But police urged residents to remain calm after an adult man saw a clown emerge from the woods and chased the clown with a machete in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday. A 911 dispatcher calmed the man down and the clown escaped unharmed, police said.

King’s macabre imagination has produced dozens of shiver-inducing works including “The Shining” and “Misery.” In 2014 he was awarded the U.S. National Medal for the Arts in recognition of his large oeuvre.

King admitted he’d be unnerved to find a pale-faced, red-lipped prankster skulking near his Bangor home.

“If I saw a clown lurking under a lonely bridge (or peering up at me from a sewer grate, with or without balloons), I’d be scared, too,” he told the newspaper.

(Reporting by Scott Malone in Boston; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
 
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