posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 05:07 AM
I wonder if there's any kind of statistics around the net that indicate percentage of people of various age groups who have this fear or phobia. I
honestly think it's far more prominent in adults though I have encountered a small but notable number of kids who do in fact have this fear.
The adult side of the fear I don't personally share but it seems to me that the logic is plain as day. Perverting anything that represents innocence
in the subconscious leads to fear. The juxtaposition of a representation of children's innocence with the thought that that very representation could
be anything... serial killer, molester, evil, homicidal maniac, abductor, etc... Due in no small part to the entertainment industry taking advantage
of something so engrained in the average human adults psyche...
I dunno. Maybe it's just me but it seems like a long time ago someone took advantage of a cheap scare by following this line of thinking and it's just
one of those things that ended up deeply and permanently entrenched in the dark recesses of our collective mind.
Like I said, clowns don't bother me one bit. Killer clown? Same reaction as with anyone else I'm a dangerous situation involving. Hit it in the face,
make sure it stays down and run like hell. Now if someone approaches me in a gas mask? Totally irrational fear there. No idea why. Every time someone
puts one on to freak me out I immediately remind myself of my Staff I lost a few years ago. Sweetest dog ever but if you came in the door wearing a
hood or hat, cover your plums. He would literally kick you in the crotch and run away barking. Same reaction with me.
I like to face my fears though. I now have over 100 different forms and generations of gas masks in various places around my house. I suppose I'm
weird like that.
edit on 9/24/16 by Magnivea because: (no reason given)