posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:35 PM
This made me think of a (true) story I was told by my friend..It doesn't have any anything to do with people dressed as clowns, per-say..
But my friend was baby-sitting her friend's kid, a few years ago.
The house she was baby-sitting at, was a kind of rural area with not many other houses around.
As my friend was watching TV, the little girl she was baby-sitting came over to her & said she was scared.
So my friend wondered why the little girl was suddenly spooked, & asked what was wrong.
The little girl said, "I'm scared of the clown upstairs".
My friend replied, "Don't worry, there's nothing upstairs to be scared of".
She went upstairs & looked around the little girl's room, but there didn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary, so she went back downstairs.
As she came back downstairs, a news report came on the TV (or radio) about an escaped prisoner being on the run from police in the surrounding
So naturally my friend went to make sure all the doors & windows were closed & locked..She had finished checking that everything was locked
downstairs, when she realised that the window of the little girl's room was left open upstairs.
The little girl was still crying about being afraid of the clown upstairs, so my friend went up to the little girl's room & switched on the light.
She found the "clown" was actually the escaped prisoner hiding behind a large human-sized teddy bear..The whole time the prisoner was hiding in the
little girl's room.
My friend was pretty lucky that the prisoner didn't do anything stupid on her, but tried fleeing again instead, to be eventually caught by police,
after my friend alerted the authorities in the local area.