A spooky clown, dressed in white face paint with huge drawn-on eyebrows, a curly red wig and a ruffled collar — and looking exactly like Pennywise clown from the Stephen King-inspired 1990 horror film, “IT” — has appeared in several locations throughout Northampton, England since Friday, Sept. 13. The city, some 67 miles outside of London, is an industrial town known historically for its shoemakers and churches.
Why the clown is there and what he or she is doing has baffled local residents and social media users around the world.
Thousands of people have been following the story on Twitter since the sightings began, using hashtag #northamptonclown.
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While some speculate that the whole thing may be a PR stunt, the clown seen standing on empty streets, holding balloons and a teddy bear and waving, has caused serious concern among Northampton residents.
The police department issued a warning for the town after a female resident reported on Friday seeing two teenagers who looked like they were dressed as clowns and were acting suspiciously.
So far, there have been no clown arrests, according to the department’s twitter page.
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