For reasons unbeknownst to me, clowns are still a thing. Sometimes they show up at children’s birthday parties, which is terrifying in in itself. Sometimes they make weird faceless balloon animals for tips, which is also kind of messed up. And for their latest nightmarish endeavor, clowns seem to be running amok in Waukesha, Wisconsin just for the sheer fun and horro of it. If you’re not interested in sleeping tonight (or ever again), check out the pose this clown in an orange jumpsuit apparently mastered by practicing it all across the Milwaukee suburb:
Nick Bohr‘s decision to place the word “clown” in quotations is crucial, as Waukesha Police Sgt. Jerry Habanek confirmed to the media that this specific clown was “a 15-year-old boy who is developmentally delayed” and simply enjoyed the reactions of people (see: everyone) who got spooked by his costume. Habanek also stated that “none of the clowns are doing anything illegal,” though he agreed the behavior would most certainly qualify as “strange.” The boy’s mother defended his actions as “harmless” (which they are), though she conceded that, yes, some people find clowns scary. Eventually, reporters tracked down the original clown, who said that he will not stop. He will continue to clown. Case solved?
Apparently not, because, well, just look at this:
Apparently, this nonsense has been going on for “weeks” and the identity or motive for the so-called “copycat” clown above hasn’t been confirmed. Naturally, no one plans on ceasing the freak-outs anytime soon:
Clowns, man. Sweet dreams.
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