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CLOWN NEWS: Exclusive Photo proof of yesterday’s Clown encounter in Doncaster.

22 Nov

CLOWN NEWS

Is this the masked fiend that’s taken the mantle of the Woodlands Clown in Doncaster? As you remember I mentioned yesterday, about a sighting just round the corner from us here, and it caused a real hoo-har I can tell you, pretty soon after all the upset, we have managed to get a still of the culprit from the cctv. (it’s the best still I could get, he was running fast so not in the frame for long)

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This is a shot taken from the cctv footage of the escaping clown from last night. Alright, it’s not the clearest of images, but you can see that the person seen to run from the scene, wears a distinctive white clown mask. In the video footage (Which I will upload as soon as I convert the format over to a web uploadable one) he shoots off quickly from the scene.

From the looks, all the guy is wearing is a mask, no accompanying costume, and is seen dressed in a padded hooded jacket, and plain white trainers. In a strict sense we can only assume this event as a prank, given that they lacked the whole ensemble of matching clown gear. I would say this person probably is a teen (as they ran away really quick) and that they were between 5’6″ – 5’10 in height. I think that for people in the area of Woodlands, that they don’t have an actual creepy clown, rather a creep in a clown mask! At least if they are going to try doing the whole clown thing, to up their game somewhat, stop being a Tesco value jester, and put some proper effort into it, cheapskate!!

Seriously, wearing just a mask does not qualify as being a “proper” local scary clown! At least plenty of the other cut price pennywise’s go to the effort of actually dressing up for the part, any fool can stick a mask on and scare unsuspecting victims! Close but no cigar.

More clown snippets from the web now, more on other freaky fiends haunting other northern towns…

The Burnley clown in the news: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2511762/Another-creepy-clown-terrorises-town-Teachers-police-online-photos-mystery-figure-scare-children.html and http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/10825032.Spot_the_Burnley_Clown_rumours_false/

The Barnsley Clown also in the news with a pic: http://www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk/news/article/7235/scary-clown-seen-lurking-on-barnsley-streets giving rise to the rumours of Goldthorpe sightings being true.

Now a link for the Rotherham clown, he’s got a facebook page you know! https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-rotherham-clown/172582226274897

Please let me know of any links and interesting developments in this stupid clown saga…

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CLOWN NEWS: South Yorkshire Police speak out about recent clown sightings

21 Nov

CLOWN NEWS

Police quell fears over Doncaster spooky clown ‘sightings’ – The Star.

In this article from the Star newspaper (and online) which states the Safer neighbourhoods team say:

“We are aware that there are a number of reports circulating on social media of a clown being seen on the streets of South Yorkshire.“There have been no actual sightings of a clown reported to police or any crimes committed.”

If this is “true”, then I find it hard to believe that no one has made any reports at all. I think its more likely that they are trying to downplay the clown crisis, just to stop the fear and worry. Methinks a request for information (freedom of information and all that) will be in order, just to see exactly how many reports SYP have recieved about it.

With the uproar of tonights clown sighting around here, not only were paramedics alerted, but also police officers, already with this fact, the statement is already false! Even my mother-in-law rang up to enquire about her concern when the thing started, and I also imagine that others have done so as well! Wait till some old dear gets a shock from a clown and keels over dead? Just harmless fun then is it?

Obviously people are scared, understandably so, its not everyday a costumed psycho taps on your windows dressed as a clown! Yes I know that the rumours are just that, rumours, but no one can deny that somethings going on. the residents round here were almost getting pitchforks and flaming torches to hunt down and lynch the culprit (which in today’s fiasco, there were two occasions to the same place, either the same one or there is another working in pairs etc.)

I still think its just a load of publicity seeking pranksters, scaring folks for fun. But even so, the intent to scare and harass must be considered some type of criminal act? How police can say no crime has occurred is strange, surely tresspass at least, they seem to have no trouble usually making up stuff to charge people with, why not now?

This article here detailing the Grimsby clown is a new one for the list, and a bit more well researched than usual, only thing is if that picture is the actual Scunthorpe clown, he’s not even scary! It’s like Mr Tumble has just raided a charity shop! Admittedly the Market Rasen clown is more creepy, but it seems that at this rate every town and city in the UK will end up with a clown, all you need is some silly fucker with a £19.99 clown outfit and a latex mask off ebay!

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/just-harmless-fun-Rumours-circulate-clown/story-20111528-detail/story.html

Keep any bits coming in, especially pics, locations or videos.

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CLOWN NEWS: Mansfield Clown identified as the Rainworth clown, could be circus hoax?

20 Nov

Northampton clown says he is ‘glad’ to have inspired Mansfield clown as speculation continues | Nottingham Post.

So, i think we’ve worked out something about the mysterious clown in this picture. This is the Rainworth Clown, the clown pretender to that of the Northampton clown’s place as hot property. You’ll see in the above article that the Northampton clown is pleased he inspired this publicity stunt for a visiting circus, and that the clown in the picture is even a woman!

I’d heard its name mentioned, but failed to see this from last week. Also they have a page over on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Rainworthsclownpage

Could the other numerous sightings be part of a big publicity stunt for a travelling circus? With new sightings of a clown in more areas of Doncaster (Intake, Cantley and Balby) and York, Bolton and Burnley, you could say that this seems to be mainly a Northern phenomenon, could there be a big coordinated effort for some huge publicity stunt?

Please keep the info coming in, and thanks too everyone who’s come forward with news (Unknown, Joanne and Laura)

Updated Sightings list:

Doncaster and surrounding areas;

Further sightings of mystery clowns in the following additional areas:

  • Sheffield
  • Rotherham
  • Alvethorpe
  • Outwood
  • Wakefield
  • Scunthorpe
  • York
  • Skegness
  • Bolton
  • Burnley
  • Confirmed and documented sightings in Chesterfield and Mansfield (The Rainworth Clown)

More updates when more news comes.

Beep beep everybody!

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CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clowns!

18 Nov

You might have thought that since the Northampton clown had been unmasked (Student filmmaker Alex Powell was revealed as the infamous clown and has since admitted it was him behind the stunt) that clown mania would have peatered out, but no, it has not the case. Following on from the Carrick fergus clown, it looks as if other pretenders have stepped for ward in Chesterfield and Mansfield.

To make matters worse, it finally has come full circle to me here in Doncaster, as I was informed that a creepy fellow is being hunted by the police just around the corner from me in Highfields, and someone dressed as a clown has been spotted tapping on windows trying to lure children from their houses! I daren’t tell my kids that there actually is an evil pennywise type just streets away, attempting to abduct kids, they would be petrified! Details are sketchy at this time, but as soon as I find more info, I’ll put an update up here. There’s even talk of there being not just one, but a couple of them, and that they are armed with knives! Although much of this could well be heresay, more info will no doubt come to light.

Now I fully expect that lots of other towns are going to aquire their very own demonic clown to terrorise the neighbourhoods where you live. I think that just the fact that us in the UK have this eccentric vibe for the strange and unhinged, this is going to spread. Where next and just how far will some of these nutters go. I for one will be keeping my happy stick (see wulf sternhammer from 2000AD) nearby just in case the Highfields clown tries to look through my windows!

If anyone in these areas knows any additional news about these wierdos, feel free to get in touch and let me know.

More clown news as and when.

Who is the Mansfield clown roaming streets at night? | Nottingham Post.

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Northampton Clown News: Clown on video

23 Sep

So OK, the clown craze seems to be an unstoppable force of nature, causing worldwide attention and interest. Even Alan Moore has been quoted as refuting claims that he is the clown, Will this never end? Well, I did say that I’d keep you up to date with news, so this is the only proper footage we have of the infamous Northampton clown.

I saw this yesterday, but didn’t think too much of it as it is pretty poor, come on clown, do something better than this lame video. At least try a bit harder, the world is watching. Still it’s pretty weird that the clown has garnered such a response.

I’m seriously thinking of adding a lookie likey 15mm clown figure to my range, just as a tribute. If the response to the clown figure is as enthusiastic  as news of the clown’s sightings, then it could net me a fortune!!

More news as we get it…..

Beep beep!

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