POSTED: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 11:45am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:19pm
Northampton, UK — It's the nightmare of many children and adults. A creepy clown and it's spooking a quiet English town. The clown has quite a following on a Facebook page , well over 99,000 likes, in fact. The identity of the person behind the mask remains a mystery, Erin McLaughlin ventured out into the Northampton night.
"Aren't you going to say hello? " It started on Friday the 13th, like a scene out of Stephen King's It, "Come on Bucko... Don't you want a balloon?"
A creepy clown who resembles the Pennywise character in that movie lurking in the streets, his identity is a mystery.
He posts his photos of his exploits on Facebook, along with messages that end with Stephen King's signature, "Beep, beep."
His most recent cryptic note posted on Tuesday, "I'll be seeing you all very soon, in the day, but I'm going to lay low for a bit as I have a big surprise for you all hopefully due at the end of the week. Beep, beep."
It's all for the people of the quaint English town of Northampton to see and in some cases fear.
Hampton resident, "I'd be terrified if I saw that clown. Yeah."
Hampton resident, "If you ran into him on the street what would you do?"
Hampton resident, "I'd probably run away. He's got quite a mean face on him."
Callum Jones, "The last confirmed sighting of him was right by this statue i reckon about midnight on Sunday."
Jones is now the unofficial clown correspondent at the Northampton Chronicle, he's been following the story since last week, "I think he's an older guy. He's quite clever. I don't think he knows social media that well. He doesn't know how twitter works"
Erin McLaughlin, "So You don't think he's going to jump out at us at any time do you?"
Callum Jones, "Well, I hope not."