Based on a (sort of) true story
All month long, I’ve been working on the first draft a manuscript for #NaNoWriMo2016 As I was discussing my #WiP with another writer, I mentioned that my subplot includes pranksters who dress up like a ghost. She told me there’s currently a creepy clown epidemic in this country… I had no idea
Creepy Clown Sightings
Pranks where someone, usually teens, dress like clowns to scare people have happened since the 1980s. But they’ve never been quite like this.
Mapping the incidents
Few of the threats have amounted to much more than a scare, and even fewer have produced actual clowns. But in at least a handful of cases, living, breathing clowns have turned up.
Check out Atlas Obscura’s map of 2016 clown sightings here. So far, there have been hundreds since August 2016.