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.

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  • Octavio Carbajal

    Octavio Carbajal

     3 days ago


  • shredz 4545 rules

    shredz 4545 rules

     3 days ago

    Mate if im seeing a clown
    1 i will be allways be carrying a bassbal

    2 im going up to it and lamping it out

  • Kyle 799

    Kyle 799

     5 days ago

    2:13 is like a documentary

  • Satan


     5 days ago

    they were just beauty gurus in their early stages

  • Carl Johnson

    Carl Johnson

     6 days ago +1

    I miss 2016 october

  • Dulce Mendoza

    Dulce Mendoza

     7 days ago

    now all the clowns are on tik tok

  • Jaz Ruva

    Jaz Ruva

     7 days ago

    Why is this in my recommendation rn and why am I still gonna watch it

  • The Silent Assassin

    The Silent Assassin

     7 days ago

    Flomo Klown

  • F0TG2


     7 days ago +1

    Creepy Clowns be like:

  • B E L L A

    B E L L A

     7 days ago

    Remember this??

    Yeah I feel old

  • ReallyThiccAmerican Hehe

    ReallyThiccAmerican Hehe

     7 days ago

    I lived in South Carolina when this happened and I saw one but it was far away...

  • Endermask PS4

    Endermask PS4

     7 days ago

    Thats why my mom hates clowns

  • That one Emo kid

    That one Emo kid

     7 days ago

    In the thumbnail should of said “free drugs”

  • C00NY


     14 days ago

    I guess IT has gone to far

  • Lovely Plants

    Lovely Plants

     14 days ago

    Dude I feel even worse for clowns now, business for them had to stop for their own safety thanks to jerks who like to dress up as clowns and scare people

  • Mr X

    Mr X

     14 days ago +1

    In America:Clowns Chase kids
    In Soviet Russia:Kids Chase Clowns

  • Richard Trieu

    Richard Trieu

     14 days ago +1

    I wonder if all of those clowns are twitch employees

  • Janice Bowman

    Janice Bowman

     14 days ago +2

    Let’s go clown hunting .

  • Trent


     14 days ago

    It’s Pennywise 😏

  • Dominic Grimaldi(ST)

    Dominic Grimaldi(ST)

     14 days ago

    yo grimaldi is my last name