Following reports of killer clowns taking away so many lives, many people have reportedly gotten afraid with the coming of Halloween. Are they expecting a killer clown purge night?
Earlier this month, the world was rocked by a report of several deaths made by perpetrators dressed as clowns.
While they have been making a lot of people laugh with their usual antics and comic performances; that is no longer the case this time. These performers have already become a source of fear in the society. And with Halloween parties expected to happen, it can never be denied that some have become paranoid with the thought that the killer clowns can attack either on Oct. 30 or 31.
Is there really a reason to feel that way?
On Facebook, a warning has been posted via the page Clown Hunters. Accordingly, “clowns are allegedly planning their own purge the night before Halloween.”
“Stay inside, keep all pets inside and keep all doors and windows locked,” the post continued. “Share this post with your family and friends!”
It can be observed that fear has not been spreading on Facebook alone, since Twitter has also been filled with posts pertaining to the widely-dreaded killer clowns.
“Apparently there is a clown purge in the Lehigh valley on Oct 30th,” tweeted Alyssa Rae Lakatosh. “I’m locking all my doors and windows and hibernating inside. Fuck that.”
Meanwhile, Tyler Whalon appeared trying to hide his fear and decided to stay courageous despite the feared scenario.
“So apparently the clowns are gunna purge the night before halloween, i can’t wait to go clown hunting,” he said.
What could have been the basis for these alert statuses and posts? Could Halloween really become creepy and bloody because of the killer clowns?
Amid these purge night warnings, it must be noted that these are just rumors and no official intelligence reports from the authorities could prove that these are indeed happening.
However, interviews with two police officials suggested that the public must not be too complacent.
Both Capt. Laurence Martin of the Wayne Police Department in New Jersey and Sgt. Brian Metzler of the Fair Lawn Police Department agreed that everyone must be vigilant and anything suspicious must be reported right away to the police.
A report from Reuters further revealed that “Even the White House weighed in on the sightings” of killer clowns.
The Sun Sentinel also shared that “creepy threats” of killer clowns attack have gotten several parents and schools children in Florida worried.