Northampton clown still giving English residents nightmares

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By Erin McLaughlin, CNN

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, with well over 120,000 "likes," but the identity of the person behind the mask remains a mystery.

It started on Friday the 13th, like a scene out of Stephen King's IT.

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 Tuesday "I'll be seeing you all very soon (in the day!) but i'm [sic] going to lay low for a bit as i [sic] 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.

"I'd be terrified if I saw that clown. Yeah," said one person.

Reporter: "If you ran into him on the street what would you do?"

"I'd probably run away. He's got quite a mean face on him," said another person.

"The last confirmed sighting of him was right by this statue, about midnight on Sunday," said Callum Jones, reporter for the Northampton Chronicle.

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," said Jones.

Reporter: "So you don't think he's going to jump out at us at any time do you?"

"Well, I hope not," said Jones.


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