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Lots of people were scared of clowns being seen in their towns

Lots of people were scared of clowns being seen in their towns

Alison Jones

Alison Jones

Lots of people were scared of clowns being seen in their towns

Nick Warnement, Sentry Staff Reporter

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The Halloween spirit does not fade away with age, and some may say it just gets more creative. People are always figuring out new ways to scare others on Halloween, and the ideas have evolved with the changing world around them. The newest version of this creativity is the “killer clown” which has been all over the internet.

Since early October, clowns have dominated social media, with videos of people in ghoulish looking clown costumes lurking around after dark. Some have been seen with knives and other weapons, while others just look like they were developed by a madman. Accounts on Instagram and Twitter have been created (and since deleted by those applications) which threatened certain areas and schools with “killer clown attacks”. Basically, clowns have taken over the media.

What should you do if a killer clown attacks you? You could run, you could call the police or maybe both. If it was my decision, I would fight them as long as they did not have a weapon. The whole clown act is just a joke, and the man or woman behind the costume is just trying to play a sick joke on you for their own pleasure. That is nothing to be afraid of. The chances are, the person behind the suit could not really hurt you anyway. If they were actually intimidating, than they would not need a suit and mask to scare you, they could just be their normal self. If you think about it, that proves something about that person.Throw some hands and show them that you are not afraid.

I would hope that most people could beat a coward who was foolish enough to put one of those costumes on. If worse comes to worst, and the clown actually fights you back, then you should probably run. Just think how satisfactory it would be defeating someone in a clown suit, who had just tried to scare you. I do not condone violence, but sometimes you have to take the necessary steps to protect your pride.

In some states, dressing up as a clown could get you into jail. For example in Louisiana, it is illegal to wear a mask that conceals your face in public. Laws like this make dressing up as a clown technically illegal, but by doing so they also make it much more appealing to try. Things that are illegal tend to intrigue people. In my opinion, the anti-mask laws are a huge contributor in the popularity of the clowns. I think that these types of laws are good, but if they were not in place the clown trend would not have caught on as much.

People are always coming up with new costume ideas and different scary things to put out in their yards. The clowns are just the newest example of this. Don’t let one of these fools scare you, because then you will be rewarding them for their efforts. Get wild. Throw some hands.

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