We are in the midst of the largest worldwide wave of weird, evil, creepy clown sightings and encounters to have ever occurred in modern times. Today, to me, signaled these manifestations are taking place in locations that cannot be ignored for their hidden twilight language.
As longtime readers know, it is in Mysterious America where I detailed the USA national wave of sightings in May of 1981 of costumed sinister jokers in vans, trying to kidnap children, seemingly beginning in New England and spreading from there. By the end of the month, the local newspapers in Kansas City were publishing warnings about "Killer Clowns" said to be after children at bus stops there. I coined the term "Phantom Clowns" to describe them because they were (are) seen but never caught.
In the October 2008 Illinois incidents, a man wearing clown make-up and a wig was using balloons in an attempt to lure children into his vehicle on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. Police issued an alert about a week after a man with a similar description was spotted on the West Side.
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In January 2013, In the Dutch city of Volendam three phantom clowns beat up a boy at the local clown festivities (which involves over 200 clowns). The boy was taken to the local hospital. The clowns disappeared and were not caught.
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What the person was talking about was not strictly a "Phantom Clown," but an evil clown, a stalking clown.
AURORA, Colo. - A woman says she was attacked and badly injured by a man dressed as a clown on Tuesday night [October 28, 2014] at Southlands Mall in Aurora.
"It's definitely something out of a nightmare," said Molly who asked us not to use her last name.
The stuff of nightmares, Molly experienced firsthand.
"A man that had a clown mask on and kind of like a monkey suit jumped out and grabbed me," she explained.
The attack happened in public at Southlands Mall on Tuesday at around 9:30 p.m.
Similar mysterious, creepy clowns have been popping up across the country.
Videos and pictures of these pranks can be found all over the internet. One clip on YouTube shows a clown holding a chainsaw seriously scaring people inside a bathroom.
Molly said the pranks are getting out of hand.
"It was dark and it was like he was waiting for us around the corner," she further explained. "I feel like I was assaulted."
She said the attacked occurred in an alley near the movie theater, and as soon as the clown grabbed her, she tried to run.
"(I) scrapped up my knee. Went to a doctor today, I have first degree burns on my leg from falling," Molly said.
The clown left her with injuries to her knee and hand. She also cracked her iPhone during the attack.
"The rest of the night I was super jumpy and didn't want to go around any corners," she explained.
Two clown incidents were reported Tuesday between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., at the shopping center located at 6155 S. Main St., according to the Aurora Police Department.
Officers drove around the area after the reports, but were unable to locate the clowns.
Aurora Police said while dressing up like a clown is legal; it is now considering criminal charges because of the injuries Molly suffered.
"They definitely need to get caught and get in trouble for this, it's not ok, and it's terrorizing people," she said.
A terrifying experience, Molly says wasn't funny at all.
"If I wanted to be scared I'd go to a haunted house," she explained. "It's a really bad idea; it's not a good prank." Source.
For the record, the original Phantom Clown business was not caused by Stephen King. King's It (below) terrorized children (as a novel in 1986 and a TV movie in 1990), but please note, only after I published my treatments on the discovery of the "Phantom Clown" wave of 1981 (first in magazine articles and later in my 1983 first edition of Mysterious America).