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Old 17 September 2013, 01:43 PM
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United Kingdom Creepy clown terrifying residents by standing on street corners staring at passersby

A creepy and anonymous clown has been terrifying residents of Northampton by standing around on street corners and staring at passers-by. The clown, who bears a striking resemblance to Pennywise from the 1990 film It, adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name, first appeared on Friday 13th and was spotted again over the weekend.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...-29584319.html
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Old 17 September 2013, 01:45 PM
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He is also sometimes seen carrying a clown teddy.
I hope that means a stuffed bear, rather than a camisole: Pennywise in a camisole would be entirely too gruesome.
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Old 17 September 2013, 04:01 PM
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When I was about 15 I overheard one of my classmates (who I rather fancied) talking about the "teddy nightie" she'd got for her birthday. Imagine my disappointment when I finally got to see her in it a year or two later, and it was a longish stripy t-shirt thing with a picture of a teddy bear on it...
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Old 17 September 2013, 04:41 PM
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The article says "carrying," not "wearing," but Pennywise carrying a camisole would be pretty creepy, too.

Then again, Pennywise carrying a teddy bear would be creepy.
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Old 17 September 2013, 05:36 PM
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nevermind my mistake
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Old 17 September 2013, 08:51 PM
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He doesn't look all that creepy. Sort of like Clarabell on "The Howdy Doody Show."
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Old 17 September 2013, 08:57 PM
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By that I'm guessing you didn't know that Clarabell's white "makeup" was actually made by grinding up the finger bones of the worst-behaving kid in the previous week's Peanut Gallery while the child was forced to sing Clarabell's theme song over and over.
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Old 17 September 2013, 09:19 PM
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Yeah it is kinda creepy, however harmless, for him to just stand around like that.

This is where he crosses a line, IMO:

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The newspaper also reports that the clown knocked on someone's door and offered to paint their window sills despite having no painting equipment.
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Old 17 September 2013, 09:27 PM
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No, he crossed the line by being visible. I am generally a vegetarian pacifist, gun control type. However, clowns? Kill them. It's for their own good, really.
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Old 17 September 2013, 09:39 PM
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Sounds like you just need a good night's sleep. I know just the bed for it.

Go on, click the link. It is fine, nothing scary, I promise.

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Can't go to sleep.. Clown will eat me..
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In the novel, which takes place in 1985, "It" returns approximately every 27 years. Do the math.
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Old 23 September 2013, 04:06 AM
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Neighbors 3 doors down are clowns.
They make an effort to not be in full clown mode while in the neighborhood to avoid things like this.
Wonderful couple though.
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Neener, Neener This Horrifying Clown Is Haunting Staten Island

We at the Observer would advise skipping this story if you plan on sleeping without horrific nightmares ever again.

If social media is to be believed, there is a man dressed as a clown wandering around Staten Island at night. Witnesses describe him as bald, wearing a trademark blue and yellow clown suit, holding balloons and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

Read more at http://observer.com/2014/03/this-hor...staten-island/
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Ack! He looks like Pennywise!
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