America’s creepy clown craze, explained

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  • Creepy clown sighting pranks have happened since the 1980s — but never quite like this. Check out Atlas Obscura's map of 2016 clown sightings: to our channel! is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Twitter: on Facebook:
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  • Creepy Sam

     3 months ago

    Man...2016 was a weird year

  • ImPlainEpic

     7 hours ago

    I was at a nasa boy scouts convention at a school and there was a clown in the parking lot, a couple of the dads chased him away, still gives me the creeps

  • Puffin Muffin

     16 hours ago

    Creepy Sam lol but super cool year 😎

  • Unique Kitten

     3 months ago

    2016 ~ *nah*2017 ~ *nah*2018 ~ *nah*2019 ~ *literally no one thinks about clowns but let’s put this on recommended*

  • Pepsi Boi

     8 days ago

    Nobody:This trend your using:annoying

  • Deon Libora

     8 days ago


  • fridabeans

     4 months ago

    summer 2016 was something else...

  • Raul Sanchez

     12 days ago

    I thought it was around halloween, thats what happended to me

  • Area 51 Chan

     13 days ago

    I'm pretty sure the Pokemon Go drama was happening. A guy was hit by a train, I think.

  • Kryptonic

     5 months ago

    Wow I forgot this craze ever happened

  • Qhajajs Shsks


    Same 😂💀

  • Kim R.

     1 months ago

    @A Murphy it also happened in California.

  • Pieguy 91

     10 months ago

    Yea remember when this happened and kinda just stopped

  • Raul Sanchez

     12 days ago


  • place name here

     3 months ago

    I'm not scared of clowns Im scared of clowns that want to *kill* me

  • DinoLav YT

     3 days ago


  • Waffle shine

     2 months ago

    Ahh still remember this trend...and the clickbait ;-;

  • Abyssal

     1 months ago

    @Sinister Shak yeah

  • Rico Garas

     2 months ago

    I guess Ronald McDonald isn’t famous enough?

  • Nickster Studios

     1 months ago

    he's not a clown, he's just a straight up demon.

  • oppa_ tofu

     4 months ago

    finally had the balls to watch this video2 years later

  • Amaterasu Sakura


    oppa_ tofu Nice Clown Pedro profile

  • Alex Sosa

     15 days ago

    Scared lol I watch this when I was 10

  • Pikachi Midget

     1 months ago

    Youtube's reccomondation is trying to bring the trend back.

  • Malucutie UwU


    *loads shotgun*haha not today satan

  • Xristos Papadopoulos

     15 days ago

    @Bella not in a good way though