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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: Could the clown be coming to a Town near you?

30 Sep

So, an update with the bizarre Northampton clown. It would seem our creepy fiend wants to gain even more noteriety than just being Northamptons unsung hero/villain, by taking over the UK.

Now available are T-shirts and merchandise featuring the IT lookalike, in an attempt to fund the clowns travel of the country and appearances. Some have stepped in to the argument saying that any proceeds from the profits should go to charity, whilst others think “why not”! Such as this commenter noted in the article:

“Maybe this guy has bills to pay, kids to feed. He came up with a good idea, people wanted to buy some stuff, and he catered to them and now everyone has turned on him.”

Please help the Northampton clown, wife and kids to feed! Beep beep!!

A strange image popped into my head when I read that comment, I imagine that if the clown does have a wife and family to support, maybe they would look something like this pic!

On a serious note, what’s the real beef here? Fair play to the guy for trying to cash in on his fame, and if he wants to travel round the country spooking people in random towns, that’s fair enough (Although I’m sure some police forces outside of Northampton will not see his antics the same way…) but, since when does dressing up as a killer clown constitute having to do anything for charity? I say good on him at making a bit of coin in this day and age, but the nay sayers and caulrophobics will say otherwise (Or pennywise…)

Where is this going? Will the clown be guest starring in popular TV, or end up switching on Northamptons Christmas lights within the year? I just don’t get how he can better his antics. From the looks of things, he’s certainly going to cause more mayhem in the minds of more folks, but I still think of him as a one trick pony. Strangely, some of the article seems to hint that the man himself is a performer, is this a clue to uncovering the mystery of the clown? Is this some weird performance art?

Lets hope he has some clown minders in tow when he starts his UK tour, as there seems as if the anti- clown league are waiting to see what he’s spending his pennies on….

Northampton Clown sells merchandise to raise money to travel around the country – Mirror Online.

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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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Northampton clown hunted by costumed Clown hunter!

20 Sep

In a strange twist of events, the creepy Northampton clown has aquired an arch nemesis! The latest is that the clown hunter was out and about looking for the freaky funhouse fiend the other day, but his patrol came to naught! This comes from metro and facebook, where apparently the so called crimefighter has set up his very own facebook page (sigh)

Truth is, The giveaway is in this guy’s shoes and bald head. One in the same (according to my Batcomputer!)

If you take a look at this pic from a youtube mocumentary, the clown sports identical costume (The film is also was filmed in the area, more here and the movie:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/16/northampton-clown-video_n_3933320.html ) This clown is also a bald guy, but check out he shoes in this pic:

Identical shoes! It’s the same bloke for sure. To quote from the huffington post article:

Gacy as "Pogo The Clown".

Gacy as “Pogo The Clown”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The film by Alex Powell is called The Local Clown, with its subject shown preparing his costume, with a painted red nose, a billowing yellow-patterned blouse and blue pantaloons.

The actor playing the clown is credited as William Johnston but is listed on the Star Now talent directory as Northampton actor, model and musician William Unwin,according to the newspaper.

He is seen sitting on a tatty sofa, next to two stuffed clown dolls, discussing his love for balloon animals. During the ten-minute film, the clown explores his crush on one of the “living statues” he passes by on the street.

In the video, the clown is credited as being William Johnston, so no doubt Unwin is the his name.

Personally I’d like to think that there were a chance of widescale copycat clowns and costumed heroes worldwide, but it looks as if your sprung Mr Johnston….or could I be wrong?

Like my mother in law said, he’s a proper John Wayne Gacy!

I don’t think this weird story is quite over just yet, I’ll keep you posted!

Northampton clown: Rival clown catcher vows to hunt down mystery man | Metro News.

 

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