Do you remember the scary 2016 clown sightings?

Within the span of a single month, all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington DC experienced some form of sighting of an evil clown. To this day, it is mostly unclear who and how did it, but now one brave redditor is searching for answers.

Will they get any?


u/dunkindips**t asked:

People who actually dressed up as a creepy clown during the 2016 clown sightings, why did you do it?

Here were some of those answers.


Payday

I asked a friend. He said it was just Payday cosplay.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

Twisted Metal

I had made a sweet tooth costume from scratch and I wasn't about to just throw it away, I had put way too much work into it. Edit: Created an imgur account to share the photo

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

Backfired

Me and my friends tried to because we lived in a small town and nothing interesting happened there. But turns out a group of 13 year old girls running around with bad white face paint, all black clothes and red wigs we got for a dollar isn't very scary. All that happened is we got grounded.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

It Caused My Life To Be Threatened

I dressed up as a creepy clown for Halloween, and a bunch of drunk frat guys drove past me, slammed their brakes, and threatened to beat the heck out me

I've never been more scared in my life

The costume for anyone interested

https://imgur.com/a/WVHNtx8

Edit: well this blew up more than expected, here are some more pictures of the clown and some other costumes I've made

https://imgur.com/a/HdX3lHi

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

Blatant Neglect

I remember when this was happening, Facebook posts came out about someone dressed as a clown on my road. I lived on a kinda secluded road, so the rednecks in the area wanted to go "hunting" (I'm assuming because they were such big strong men to hunt down a supposed child/prankster).

Well, it turns out the "clown" was a mentally ill man that ran off in the woods and had been missing for like three days. And to make matters worse, the caretaker for the man never made a missing persons report for the man.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

A Continual Cycle

I didn't dress up as one, but was a cop in a city that had this happen a few times a week.

Between responding to creepy clown calls, multiple stabbings/ assaults/ attempted murder accusations with the clowns as the victim, and the Pokemon Go trespassers/ prowlers, it was a really weird and uncomfortable 6 months or so.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

Almost Died, Fam

About this time of year, nearly halloween but not too spooky yet, was homecoming for the local high school. I was at my boyfriend's house and his younger sister had a bunch of people over after the dance. They were all hanging out upstairs. I knew they were the type to scare easy, so I hatched a plan.

I did some shopping at Walmart, picked up a purge mask and some face paint, along with the classic rainbow poofy hair clowns have. I painted the mask to look like a clown, donned the wig, and just used a black hoodie.

With help from his parents, I acquired a ladder and crawled up onto the porch roof, just outside her window, and banged on the siding while leaning to the window.

Poor friend was the first to see me, let out a shrieking, "CLOWN!!!" And basically it was around 7 girls that sounded like they were getting murdered. I took off the mask when one came at the window with a hammer and they have not trusted me since.

Doesn't help that after the first IT remake, I put a red balloon in her room.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

People Are Scared

Not me, but two people dressed up as clowns and in our art room we have these large windows, and the two people dressed up as clowns jumped up at the windows and the school actually went on lockdown. The two clowns got arrested 15 minutes after.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

Too Close For Comfort

I didn't dress up as one, but my neighborhood was covered in them for about two weeks. I lived in a neighborhood that was right on the edge of a sketchy area, so I was used to some interesting characters, but these people scared the living daylights out of me.

I let a friend and her two kids going through a rough time move in with me prior to this, and I was watching them for her while she was at work. The daughter (4) and I were in the kitchen while I was cooking dinner and the baby was asleep. We'd seen the clowns a few times at the end of the road under a streetlight that was blinking, but they never got that close to the house, but I was already on high alert because of it.


I was cutting veggies and there was a window directly in front of me, and I hadn't been looking out of it but I FELT someone staring at me. I look up, and like something out of a horror movie that clown is staring up at me from my driveway like 6 inches from my window. I had a giant knife in my hand and I tried not to lose it because I didn't want to scare Kammy (friends kid), so I kind of just held up the knife and stood right where I was and stared back. This jerk never moved. He just stayed right where he was for several minutes. I backed up and got my gun out of the case and called 911. They never found him but it scared the heck out of me and I was a nervous wreck having those kids by myself that night.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

Ruined By A Pupper

I only did it once and it was to scare my friend while he was out walking his dog at about 11 pm. I texted his mom earlier that day and asked if she could make him walk the dog late, and she did. I stood at the end of my driveway which is about a quarter mile long and surrounded by thick woods on either side so you couldn't see very far into it. I crouched behind the padmounted transformer box giggling like a little kid as I heard him approach, I waited for him to pass then crept down the road behind him carefully as to not make any noise.

After a minute of careful creeping I was right behind him so I yelled and wrapped him up in a bear hug from behind. Let me tell you, he freaked out. He Jumped about 3 feet up in the air and shrieked. It went perfectly until I was tackled by his great Dane and drowned in slobber, she recognised me when I took the mask off so I didn't get mauled.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/d7oz18...

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