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Hot off the heels of Friday the 13th and with Halloween just around the corner, this story out of the UK sent chills straight down our spine. Someone has been dressing up as a scary clown and roaming the streets of Northampton, a residential English neighborhood, terrorizing it’s citizens.  

The Northampton Herald & Post reports that the incredibly creepy figure dresses up in full clown regalia, complete with makeup, red rubber nose, clown shoes, and holding a balloon bouquet. He mostly just stands silently, staring. As if that’s not terrifying enough, one person reported that the clown has knocked on people’s doors, offering to paint their window sills, despite having no painting equipment on his person.

The clown is quickly becoming  a star on social media — he has his own Twitter hashtag (#northamptonclown) and his own Facebook page at Sport Northampton’s Clown. The page has received over 75,000 likes so far and includes this ominous message from a mere eight hours ago, “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!”

WHAT?! We don’t know about you, but aside from dolls that come to life, evil clowns are just about the scariest things we can think of. Stephen King’s classic horror novel It still gives us nightmares.

Whether it’s supposed to be an elaborate joke, or something more sinister, we can’t imagine how a child would react to seeing this horrible figure outside his window, and we don’t ever want to find out. Somebody, please take this clown down!

Source: Northampton Herald & Post

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Teddie McCormick is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+!