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Fear of Clowns Is Suddenly Sweeping the World

Coulrophobia – the fear of clowns – might seem like an old-joke from the 1990s – but more and more people are signing up to it.

In recent years, clown masks have become a new favourite to intimidate and scare people.

Recently, a 14-year-old teen reported a knife-wielding clown in Columbus, Ohio, who chased him down the street.

The boy told police that a man in dark clothing and a clown mask followed him as he walked to a bus stop in the morning.

According to the police report, he got rid of the clown by throwing a rock at him and fleeing to the bus stop.

In South Carolina, meanwhile, there are reports suggesting a clown or a group of clowns are “trying to lure children in the woods”.

A property manager wrote to all the residents of a building suggesting extra precautions to ensure children’s safety.

Numerous children have come up to their parents claiming they have seen clowns in the area.

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