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One clown showed up on a roadside in a rain poncho, another waved money at children near woods.

The reported sightings of silent, menacing clowns in northeastern South Carolina may be part of a horror movie publicity stunt or an elaborate hoax, but they are no laughing matter for parents and police.

Over the past two weeks, residents have told authorities they have spotted clowns, or people who looked like clowns, on at least eight occasions.

Investigators have failed to confirm a single sighting and the descriptions have varied in detail. But police are nevertheless urging parents to be cautious.

"I will usually let my son play in our backyard where I can see him from the kitchen, but now I won't let him go outside the house without me," said Jessie Owen, a 29-year-old Greenville mother of two.

"All it would take is one second. One promise of candy and he would be gone," she said.

One theory is that the clowns are connected to the release of the independent horror movie "31," by director Rob Zombie. A preview of the movie, which features a gang of sadistic clowns, screened on Thursday evening at a theater in Greenville, population 61,000.


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NOT at all cool if this is a publicity stunt

...and if it's not...

it's TOO creepy
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It probably is a publicity stunt here's the trailer from the movie mentioned in the piece.

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Probably just people returning home from a Hillary rally
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I used to find clowns a little creepy when I was a kid.
Never found them funny, at the circus or wherever.

Jimmy Stewart portrayed a nice clown, Buttons.. in the film The Greatest Show on Earth.

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I maintaine this is a sh tty way to hawk a movie
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Creepy clown sightings spread to Georgia; 'not cute or funny,' police say | WJAX-TV
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LAGRANGE, Ga. - Disturbing reports of people dressed as clowns attempting to lure children into woods have spread into a third southern state.

Police in LaGrange, Georgia, said Monday night that they received "several calls about clowns in a van and in wooded areas trying to talk to children."


The warning follows multiple creepy clown sightings in the Carolinas. Parents have been on edge after about a half-dozen reports of the menacing clowns trying to lure children to wooded areas.

A majority of the reports have been made in a smattering of North Carolina cities. None of the reports have been substantiated, according to police, and at least one person has been accused of making up a confrontation with a clown.

Police in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Friday arrested 24-year-old David Armstrong after he admitted to lying about chasing down a clown who had knocked on his window.

In Greensboro, N.C., a machete-wielding man allegedly chased a clown in a scary mask, red hair and clown shoes into the woods last Tuesday.

Police asked people to refrain from confronting anyone acting suspiciously, clowns or otherwise.
still could be a prank
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