A disturbing occurrence has taken hold of a Scottish town as a creepy clown wearing a Pennywise costume wreaks havoc at night.
According to Sky News, the individual responsible for this unsettling display identifies themselves as “Pennywise the Dancing Clown,” a character famously depicted in Stephen King’s chilling novel.
Adorned in a flamboyant outfit complete with red hair, a ruffled collar, and leggings, the enigmatic figure, often seen clutching a red balloon, parades through the streets under the cover of night.
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In a Facebook post titled “A message to the media,” a distorted voice taunts the authorities, seemingly relishing in the notoriety that comes with their actions.
“Well, well, well, I’ve made the news again. Should I smile for the cameras with my hideous grin?” the clown said to viewers.
Identified by Sky News as Cole Deimos, a Facebook user, the clown uses this platform to communicate with the public and issue chilling threats to the residents of Skelmorlie.
This serene and close-knit community, with a population of approximately 2,000 inhabitants, lies just 35 miles from the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh.
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While the videos capturing the eerie encounters have reached the attention of the Scottish police, no formal reports have been filed at this time.
Throughout the unsettling footage, the clown reads alleged comments from past Facebook posts, seizing the opportunity to respond with a sinister monologue.
With a cold and haunting voice, the mysterious figure dismisses the notion that law enforcement’s involvement has any effect on their actions.
Rather, they regard any efforts to apprehend them as a challenge, boldly proclaiming, “They’d have to catch me first anyway, and yes, that’s a dare.”
“They called me “killer clown.” Why don’t you leave the jokes to me. The only thing that’s dying is your credibility,” the clown imposter said.
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The message concludes with an ominous invitation, urging others to join in and fear him, making reference to how Pennywise made his victims float in the “It” movie.
“If you come to visit then you’ll float too. This clown doesn’t want fame, glory or gold. He just wants to play in this so-called “sleepy town,” the message concluded. “So, come and join in and learn to fear the Skelmorlie clown.”
This isn’t the first time that creepy clowns have terrorized their hometowns, a trend of criminal clowns caused a global panic in Summer of 2016.
In August 2016, a young boy from South Carolina reported an unnerving encounter. He claimed that two individuals dressed as clowns had attempted to lure him into the woods.
This incident quickly garnered media attention and subsequently sparked a wave of eerie clown sightings worldwide.
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Videos circulated depicting clowns approaching cars under the cloak of darkness, loitering in people’s gardens, and eerily stationed on street corners in small towns holding balloons.
The bewildering trend escalated rapidly, with Facebook groups, pages, and events swarmed with individuals warning of impending clown attacks.
Conversely, other groups emerged, organizing efforts to stand up against these clowns.
One chilling incident occurred on October 8th in Adelaide when two twelve-year-old girls were assaulted by a menacing clown while purchasing ice cream with a parent. The assailant even attempted to steal one of the girl’s phones.
Similar violent encounters unfolded globally, with clowns falling victim to attacks as well.
In Berlin on October 25th, a fourteen-year-old stabbed a sixteen-year-old who was masquerading as a clown; the older teenager required surgery.
Rumors circulated about an imminent “Great Clown Purge” slated for Halloween, where a collective clown attack would occur. However, Halloween came and went without any such chaos.
While speculations arose that this ordeal served as a publicity stunt for the movie “IT,” which was slated for release the following Spring, the filmmakers vehemently denied any involvement.
The sightings gradually dwindled, and the trend petered off until it was revived in Scotland, just weeks away from Halloween.