Silent clowns invade small California town
If you are one of the thousands, possibly even millions of people that claim a fear of clowns that borders on irrational, you may want to avoid Wasco, California for the time being.
According to a report from the local Indianapolis ABC station, residents of Wasco have reported seeing several clowns wondering the town at night. No one knows who they are or what they are doing there, but the locals have taken to photographing them, even making them into local celebrities.
The obvious answer is that the clowns are part of an organized group celebrating Halloween a little early. Unless of course, that’s what they want you to think…
Wasco, California is a town of roughly 25,000, located northwest of Bakersfield. It is perhaps best known for its roses – well, that and the creepy clown thing. For now we’ll just assume it is a cool and weird prank of sorts. At least until we hear that the 25,000 people have all mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind a ghost town and blood spattered balloons.
UPDATE (10/14/14): More clowns have been spotted in Bakersfield, including a 14-year old in costume that was arrested for scaring a neighboring child. The original Wasco clowns have also been revealed to have begun as an art project, but the movement – if you want to call it that – is spreading. The original Wasco clowns have claimed they have no connection to the others.