Creepy Horror Clown trend spills from USA to Europe

An eerie US trend reached Europe. Unknown in clown costumes threaten adults and children. For many this is not fun anymore.

. London It started in the United States: Scary clowns that put in public places passers in fear. Now spills the wave spreading to the UK. The police announced in recent days, more and more incidents in which, dressed as clowns strangers who were partly armed, children and adults intimidating and even hunted.

The police in the region Thames Valley west of London reported 14 incidents reported over the weekend. In the past week alone there were in the county Northumberland six cases in which so-called killer clowns jumped out of the bushes and frightened passers pursued. The most dramatic incident occurred in Durham when a masked man with a knife in his hand a group of eleven- and twelve-year old children threatened and pursued them to the school. Other sightings are reported from London, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield.

Scary clip turned out to be advertising

“We believe that it is part of a much larger movement, propagates straight in the US and in parts of the United Kingdom that,” said Durham police Sergeant Mel Sutherland. Newspapers are already talking about a “Clownpocalypse”. The clown sightings are reported under headings such as “Clownsighting” on the Internet, divided — and find more imitators, even if many of the clown videos are provided.

Thus emerged a creepy clown clip, which was divided in the network 1.5 million, advertising for a Halloween party in Massachusetts. The Ghost Festival on October 31, many also explain the current invasion of the sinister jester: There is just horror season. But who is behind the phenomenon?

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Originally published at on October 12, 2016.