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Clown News: Creepy Staten Island clown, Manchester and Cambridge Clowns also on the loose!!

3 Apr

 

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Here’s something I never thought I’d be revisting, but once again I’m back with more new Clown News, a feature that has been rather popular here on the Grinning Skull blog. Ok, so I thought as many did, that the clown craze was just a fad that had died out, but I was wrong.

Not to be out done by us Brits, across the pond, a familiar face seems to have taken a vacation to the US, and as you can plainly see, now the Staten Island area of NY has aquired their very own northampton clown lookie-likie! Could it be either that he’s taking a holiday, or that he has cloned (or should I say Clowned!) himself?

America beware, the clowns are coming!! (please note: this was trecently revealed as a publicity stunt, so still the UK seems the home of the creepy clowns!)

Creepy Staten Island clown spotted around borough, spooks residents  – NY Daily News.

Also back at the beginning of march, there was more clown madness in the North west of England, with even more reports of clowing around, another indication that things were far from over regarding creepy clown sightings…

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bizarre-spate-clown-related-crimes-reported-6790126

And now there are reports of a new clown criminal on the scene, this time down south in Cambridge, will the craze ever stop? Everytime there seems to be a lull in the sightings, up pop more costumed weirdos! Full story on auntie beeb’s website here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-26838320

Even back in January, the MET revealed they were dealing with over a hundred clown related incidents…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25888992

Is this all an indication that we are about to see a resurgence of costumed chaos?

Only time will tell…..

 

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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: Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Sheffield clowns in the news

21 Nov

So, more clown stuff, rather than give you a description of todays found news, I thought that I’d let the links speak for themselves, and the pics/vids so to speak. New locations and related clown info drifting around the web.

The Lincoln Clown: http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Scary-clown-spotted-Lincoln-Facebook-page/story-20104672-detail/story.html Some whispers on the net claim that this clown was nothing but a local band seeking the news to go viral, again for publicity (if that had been successful, we would know the bands name wouldn’t we!)

The Scunthorpe Clown: http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/sinister-looking-clown-roaming-streets-Scunthorpe/story-20099038-detail/story.html and here: http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Good-clown-Scunthorpe-8217-s-sinister-clown/story-20104994-detail/story.html and here: http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/xx/story-20100213-detail/story.html

And Sheffieldhttp://forgetoday.com/news/mysterious-locals-spotted-clowning-around-sheffield/ and talk here; http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?p=10167865 and Sheffield sightings facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSheffieldCS

Also pics of the Chesterfield, Sheffield and Retford Clowns.

May or not be the “Rainworth clown” however, while the mask looks similar, the costume doesn’t match.

Taken from the facebook page, dedicated to this creepy clown haunting Sheffield.

I thought I’d add this video of the rainworth clown from youtube, just for comparison to the pic of the Chesterfield clown, as you see, the costume differs, so I would still say these are still two different, if not unrelated clowns (jesus, I can’t believe I’m seriously writing this!)

This is a new one, the Retford clown, looks kinda like a zombie Ronald MacD.

Plus a shot of the purported Retford clown, a zombified version of Mr macD, I’d heard a few rumours of Retford’s clown, but I suppose this is confirmation it’s true.

As we speak, literally while I’m typing there’s been a sighting in my area, a kid has just seen a clown, and it’s scared her senseless and is getting treated for shock right now. I must tell you that even so I’m not too fazed by one of these costumed freaks, just hearing lots of uproar and uncertainty in case someones lurking around my area, it’s still really unsettling. My kids are pretty freaked right now (Plus they’re only little ones, so they are borderline from really throwing a big panic if anyone upsets them now they have heard there’s a scary clown about) I’ll get more info about this as soon as possible.

For those out there who normally come here for other content that’s non-clown related, please do not fear, I’ll be back to normal service soon, providing these bloody clowns don’t spread further…

Right where’s my bat…

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Keeping the streets safe, from the skies….

1 Jun

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So, while enjoying a bit of family time in my garden this last week (when the weather was nice) we clocked a low view of SYPD’s (South Yorkshire Police Dept etc) very own eye in the sky, no doubt looking for some local scrotes and villains we have in our area. It was pretty low flying, scanning for something I suspect, but I took the opportunity to take a couple of shots with my cam, all the time thinking to myself, “I wonder if there was an outbreak of the zombie virus, how would these feature?” A question that most have pondered before!

The reasons for this being with my 15mm zombie games, I think I should be getting one somehow. So, if you know where I can find a model of this helicopter (I’ll paint one up if I can find one close enough) please let me know, or if you have a suggestion that would suit, I’d love to hear it!

I love my camera, but don’t always have it at hand to take those on the fly moments, so this time it worked to my favour and got a few cracking action shots right from my comfy garden chair!! I did hear somewhere that it’s sometimes an offence to take photo’s of the cops (if it’s true or not I know not, but if anyone from the force wants me to remove and destroy the pics, I guess I’ll have to) I’m pretty proud of the shots, so it would be a shame to do anything like that, as I even managed to catch a glimpse of the crew inside…

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Now, I’m not the best photographer in the world, but these are fantastic pics, I thought you’d like to see them! It’s not often one can get action pics this good unless you know your going to be in the right place (Like an airshow, or similar) to get them.

You can find out more about the invaluable work of SYPD’s chopper by clicking the link below!

http://www.southyorks.police.uk/about-us/our-organisation/departments/operational-support-services/air-operations-unit

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Sheffield Triples 2013 is almost upon us…

14 May

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A big shout out to the Sheffield Wargames society and their annual wargaming extravaganza that is “Triples”! Yes, it’s almost time again for the north of England‘s premier war games show on thiscoming Saturday and Sunday.

I’ll be there to have a good look around, and work in the capacity of photographer and journalist for the day (well, in the capacity of for this fair blog, kind of like, I’ll be taking photos, and chatting to folks while i’m about!!) If your there yourself and spot me about, pop over and say hello!!

There has been some rumours of a Mad Max style affair and even mention of Iron Man being there (which my kids are quite excited about if its true!) As well as loads of great traders there, there will be the usual demos and tourneys, if you can get there, seriously you’ll have a great day out!!

For a more detailed look at what to expect, check out their website, link below!

‘Sheffield Triples’ – www.sheffieldwargamessociety.co.uk.

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