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Twitter Account Sharing Backroad Creepy Clown Encounters

What started as a truly terrifying rash of anonymous, creepy clown sightings in the Carolinas has evolved into a full on fad. For proof, just go to the @SpookyClowns handle on Twitter.

The account already has more than 200,000 followers. It mostly focuses on posting and retweeting videos and photos of various “clown sightings” across the U.S. Like this one in Omaha, where the clown returns to the corn field.

Of course, most of the tweets look incredibly fake. It’s become a bit of a thing to get attention now by putting on a creepy clown costume and freaking people out. But police say it’s still no joke.

And they’re taking it seriously. Police in Houston arrested a 14-year-old for making a clown-based threat on his school. They also arrested a man dressed as a clown and swinging a bat at two 12-year-olds in a Houston suburb.

Police believe most of the sightings are part of a national hoax, but that doesn’t make it any less serious. And a lot of people seem to think dressing up as clowns fields throughout Middle America is particularly scary.

They’re right.

The whole thing started in Greenville, South Carolina. Kids there reported a clown behind their apartment complex trying to lure them into the woods with money. Since then, the whole ordeal has gone to a whole new level.

So much so, in fact, that the creepy clown legend himself asked people to chill out. Stephen King, who authored the infamous clown horror story IT tweeted to lay off the clown thing.

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Twitter Account Sharing Backroad Creepy Clown Encounters