Clowns are terrifying. In fact, they’re the most terrifying things on the planet, according to a study I conducted just now. Check out the ranking:
3. The face on this chick from “True Detective”
4. Sunday nights before work
5. Infant humans
The only thing scarier than seeing a clown would be seeing a clown waving at you from behind the closed gate of a cemetery in the middle of the night — which is exactly what this poor couple from Chicago saw.
“Julia Graham said she and her husband were driving past the Rosehill Cemetery about 10 p.m. earlier this month when they spotted what appeared to be a person in a clown costume scaling a 7-foot fence to get into the cemetery.
Graham said the clown turned toward their car and slowly waved before running off into the distance.”
This is possibly the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. If I saw that, you can guarantee I wouldn’t stick around and film it like these people. Have they seen It?
Or American Horror Story?
This isn’t an isolated incident, either. Apparently, clowns doing creepy shit, like approaching people at empty gas stations late at night or standing in their backyards with a bundle of balloons, is a growing trend.
“The encounter was reminiscent of a viral video from last year that depicted a person in a clown costume walking through New York’s Greenwood Cemetery holding a bundle of balloons.
Creepy clowns became a nationwide trend during the Halloween season last fall, with pranksters in costumes being caught on video and in photos all across the country.”
I understand the thrill of scaring random strangers. “Scare Tactics” produced some fire hidden camera pranks back in the day. But here’s the thing I don’t understand.
If this was a prankster, why would he go through all the effort to dress up like a clown and scale a seven foot fence in the middle of the night when there’s almost a zero percent chance of anyone seeing him?
Sleep well tonight..