The residents of Northampton, England are living in a nightmare scenario straight out of a Stephen King novel. Someone in Northhampton is dressing up as a creepy clown, carrying a bouquet of balloons and standing on random street corners staring at people passing by. His white makeup and wild red hair is spooking grown adults and small children alike.
He has been known to sometimes knock on people’s doors, offering to paint their homes, but he never carries any painting equipment with him.
The Atlantic Wire reports:
A Facebook page claiming to be associated with the Northampton Clown has debunked several popular rumors related to the stunt, including that it is being perpetrated by teenagers, that it is a promotion for the popular “scare attraction” Dr. Fright’s Night, and that it is part of a set-up for the filming of a mockumentary about a “local clown.”
— Daniel Owens (@DanielOwens1979) September 15, 2013
One theory is that the clown is part of a viral marketing campaign for the horror film All Hallows’ Eve. Check it out for yourself: