It doesn’t speak. It doesn’t juggle. It has balloons but doesn’t hand them out. It probably doesn’t even sleep. It just stands there, haunting our dreams with that sinister smile.
An anonymous man has been striking fear into the hearts of the Northampton, U.K., community by ominously standing around in creepy clown apparel.
The Northampton Herald & Post first reported the sightings earlier this month. The clown has allegedly been spotted all over town, and sometimes is seen carrying a clown teddybear.
Efforts made to discover the identity of the jester have yielded few results. A recent youtube video showing a man being interviewed in clown garb made waves, but the clown denied that it was him on his Facebook page.
Sightings of the clown have prompted the Twitter hashtag #northamptonclown, which is being used to speculate on the reasons for the clown’s appearance, The Independent reported.
Whatever the reason, it doesn’t look like this clown is leaving any time soon. And here we thought clowns couldn’t get any scarier than Pennywise.
It is unknown at this time whether or not the clown feeds on the souls of children.