“Killer clowns” are feared to be making a comeback after police issued guidance saying they were anticipating sightings over the next few months. A spate of incidents were reported in Britain last year with several sightings also recorded across the pond in America. The Pennsylvania State Police department issued a community awareness bulletin earlier this week saying they expected sightings as soon as this month.
The notice was issued in anticipation of the film It being released in the USA on 9 September which tells the story of an evil demon who takes the shape of a clown. The statement read: “It is anticipated that “creepy clown” sightings could be reported starting as soon as September, in part due to the fact that the movie IT will be released in theatres.”
It said at least a dozen arrests were made last year in response to the scaremongers who left ordinary people terrified with incidents including chasing people and confronting them in car parks. Sightings were also reported last year in Essex, Wales, Manchester, and Newcastle with a primary school in Merseyside put into lockdown after a man with a kitchen knife in a clown mask was spotted nearby.