Dressed in clown suit that bears an eerie resemblance to Pennywise, the killer clown from Stephen King’s IT, a man calling himself the “Northampton Clown” is creeping out the town of Northampton, England.
The social-media savvy clown operates the Facebook page Spot Northampton’s Clown, posting pictures of himself dressed as the evil-looking clown lurking around the streets of Northampton.
People suffering from coulrophobia (fear of clowns) should take note — the man claiming to be the clown has a surprise for Northampton scheduled for the end of the week.
“I’ll be seeing you all very soon (in the day!) but i’m going to lay low for a bit as i have a big surprise for you all hopefully due at the end of the week!! Beep Beep!” the Northhampton clown wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday.
The Northampton Clown has also become a popular trend on Twitter.
Here’s the man from Northampton, who dresses up as a clown and wonders the streets at night. Freaky! pic.twitter.com/dXrpwYfbyV
— 102.5 Clyde 1 (@1025Clyde1) September 17, 2013
Comments on the Facebook page range from those who find the whole thing amusing to those who are genuinely afraid.
“I’m scared of clowns though so if I see you I may scream…. But then I will try and say hello; maybe you could say hello nicely back and get me over my silly phobia. I can’t even go to a KISS concert lol,” one commenter wrote.
Although identity of the clown remains a mystery, the UK’s Mirror is reporting an old Youtube video could reveal the identity of the Northampton Clown.
© Shaw Media, 2013