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KMGH 7 Denver
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people outinto unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people out
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 19 hours ago
into unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people outinto unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people out
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 19 hours ago
into unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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19h
KTNV Las Vegas
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people outinto unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people out
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 19 hours ago
into unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people outinto unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people out
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 19 hours ago
into unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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KIVI Boise
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people outinto unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people out
KIVI Boise / Posted 19 hours ago
into unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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20h
WRTV Indianapolis
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people outinto unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people out
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 20 hours ago
into unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people outinto unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep some people out
KGTV San Diego / Posted yesterday
into unpredictable, menacing creatures. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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Daily Mail
Why clowns are creepysatire and for poking fun at powerful people. The persona of the creepy clown
Why clowns are creepy
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
satire and for poking fun at powerful people. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy (left) was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children's birthday parties as 'Pogo the Clown' and also... Read more
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International Business Times
Clownageddon: The psychology behind why clowns creep us outwhat we discovered can help explain this intriguing phenomenon. The march of t
Clownageddon: The psychology behind why clowns creep us out
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
what we discovered can help explain this intriguing phenomenon. The march of the clownsA detail from one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s clown paintings.The Orchid Club/flickr, CC BY Clown-like characters have been around for thousands of... Read more
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Raw Story
The psychology behind why clowns creep us outonly slightly over the past 150 years. The persona of the creepy clown really
The psychology behind why clowns creep us out
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
only slightly over the past 150 years. The persona of the creepy clown really came into its own after serial killer John Wayne Gacy was captured. In the 1970s, Gacy appeared at children’s birthday parties as “Pogo the Clown” and also... Read more
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BBC News
Creepy nocturnal clown sightings leave US police baffledto contend with. The character Pennywise from the Stephen King series "IT", an
Creepy nocturnal clown sightings leave US police baffled
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
to contend with. The character Pennywise from the Stephen King series "IT", and the serial killer and amateur clown John Wayne Gacy, are just two examples of horrifying clowns. At least one performer in Georgia has decided to inform police... Read more
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New York Post
5 terrifying stories of clowns to make sure you never sleep againdressing as a clown and terrorizing people in Béthune. “I didn’t intend to hurt
5 terrifying stories of clowns to make sure you never sleep again
New York Post / Posted 7 days ago
dressing as a clown and terrorizing people in Béthune. “I didn’t intend to hurt anyone.”5. Pogo the ClownA self-portrait of John Wayne Gacy as “Pogo”Photo: Getty Images John Wayne Gacy, one of America’s most notorious serial killers, was an... Read more
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The Express-Times
Creepy clowns: 9 things to know about the hysteriainvestigated and weren't able to confirm any of that. At this point we feel co
Creepy clowns: 9 things to know about the hysteria
The Express-Times / Posted 7 days ago
investigated and weren't able to confirm any of that. At this point we feel compelled to mention that 1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr., who was convicted of 33 murders, had worked as a clown at charity fundraisers and children's... Read more
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Orange County Register
Is this the scariest man for Halloween in Orange County?turn into something else.” Something else, in this case, means vile, twisted a
Is this the scariest man for Halloween in Orange County?
Orange County Register / Posted 7 days ago
turn into something else.” Something else, in this case, means vile, twisted apparitions from your deepest nightmares. JOHN WAYNE GACY AND ‘IT” Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, is not an official designation in the Diagnostic and Statistical... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
PSA: Child-Abducting Clowns Are Mostly A Figment Of Your Imaginationto them. The origin of these tales often contains a kernel of truth (yes, there
PSA: Child-Abducting Clowns Are Mostly A Figment Of Your Imagination
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 8 days ago
to them. The origin of these tales often contains a kernel of truth (yes, there have been evil clowns — examples include John Wayne Gacy and the Florida clown gunman). However, the amount of fear these stories generate are completely out of... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Clown sightings reach local areasrecently the evil clown was popularized by Stephen King's novel "It", published
Clown sightings reach local areas
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
recently the evil clown was popularized by Stephen King's novel "It", published in 1986. Another appearance was that of John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer and rapist in 1978, who became known as the Killer Clown, even though it was discovered that... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Sale Of Prison Artwork Draws Ire Of Skinner Relativesartwork, letters and other memorabilia connected to high profile killers - incl
Sale Of Prison Artwork Draws Ire Of Skinner Relatives
The Post-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
artwork, letters and other memorabilia connected to high profile killers - including David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, Drew Peterson and Charles Manson. The items are sometimes dubbed "murderabilia." There is... Read more
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Al.com
Clown fear no laughing matter for professional jokesterswere viewed as safe and funny attractions decades ago, the innocence has come u
Clown fear no laughing matter for professional jokesters
Al.com / Posted 13 days ago
were viewed as safe and funny attractions decades ago, the innocence has come undone in many respects. Serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who sexually molested and killed 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, did charitable work dressed as a clown... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
PROFIT FROM MURDER: Killers' artwork for saleartwork, letters and other memorabilia connected to high-profile killers — incl
PROFIT FROM MURDER: Killers' artwork for sale
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
artwork, letters and other memorabilia connected to high-profile killers — including David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Ramirez, Drew Peterson and Charles Manson. Items are sometimes dubbed "murderabilia." There is a... Read more
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Breitbart
Zumwalt: Iranian FM Points Finger at Saudi ArabiaJohn Wayne Gacy, Jr. was one of the most prolific child serial killers and rapi
Zumwalt: Iranian FM Points Finger at Saudi Arabia
Breitbart / Posted 14 days ago
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was one of the most prolific child serial killers and rapists in U.S. history. Known as the “Killer Clown,” he used his professional clown talents to lure victims into his home, where he they then were asphyxiated or strangled.... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Creepy sightings? Coulrophobia? It's enough to make a clown fight back1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Creepy sightings? Coulrophobia? It's enough to make a clown fight back
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 15 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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WXII-TV Winston-Salem
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
WXII-TV Winston-Salem / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
KTXS Abilene / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
KECI Missoula / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
KTVZ Bend / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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KCCI 8 Des Moines
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywi
Clowns fight bad PR with clown commandments
KCCI 8 Des Moines / Posted 16 days ago
1986, the Stephen King novel "It" introduced a murderous funnyman named Pennywise. Before that, the serial killer John Wayne Gacy was infamous for his alter ego, Pogo the Clown. The media has developed a predilection to pounce on reports... Read more
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Reuters
North Carolina man arrested for lying about clown sightingand adults. But reported sightings of scary-looking clowns also conjure up rea
North Carolina man arrested for lying about clown sighting
Reuters / Posted 20 days ago
and adults. But reported sightings of scary-looking clowns also conjure up real-life horror stories like those about John Wayne Gacy Jr., the serial killer and rapist who dressed as a clown and murdered more than 30 teenage boys and young men... Read more
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The News & Observer
In defense of clowns: not creepy, not scary, not amused – Shaffer– the scary-clown cliche grows so exaggerated that the humble party clown in ho
In defense of clowns: not creepy, not scary, not amused – Shaffer
The News & Observer / Posted 21 days ago
– the scary-clown cliche grows so exaggerated that the humble party clown in hobo makeup finds himself lumped in with John Wayne Gacy, Stephen King’s “It” and the doll from “Poltergeist.” I’m here today to defend the hard-working clown – a... Read more
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Raw Story
North Carolina man arrested for bogus clown sighting: policein America. But reported sightings of scary-looking clowns also conjure up real
North Carolina man arrested for bogus clown sighting: police
Raw Story / Posted 21 days ago
in America. But reported sightings of scary-looking clowns also conjure up real-life horror stories like those about John Wayne Gacy Jr., the serial killer and rapist who dressed as a clown and murdered more than 30 teenage boys and young men... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
(Please don’t) send in the clowns: Stephen King reacts to Carolina scarefear of clowns does pre-date “IT.” The Joker from the Batman comics is a kind o
(Please don’t) send in the clowns: Stephen King reacts to Carolina scare
Bangor Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
fear of clowns does pre-date “IT.” The Joker from the Batman comics is a kind of deformed, psychotic clown. Serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who murdered 33 people in Illinois in the 1970s, had a day job performing as a clown at children’s birthday... Read more
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NBC News
Tears of a clown? Red-nose pros says creepy bozos making job hardwho get paid to make people smile. They already had to contend with negative a
Tears of a clown? Red-nose pros says creepy bozos making job hard
NBC News / Posted 22 days ago
who get paid to make people smile. They already had to contend with negative associations: amateur clown and serial killer John Wayne Gacy or Hollywood villains like Pennywise from the Stephen King miniseries "IT." A 2014 poll by Rasmussen Reports... Read more
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Boston Globe
Creepy Clown Sightings in South Carolina Cause a Frenzymarketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, w
Creepy Clown Sightings in South Carolina Cause a Frenzy
Boston Globe / Posted 28 days ago
marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including King’s “It,” and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on... Read more
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Salon.com
Ann Magnuson on Hollywood’s “horrific” roles for women: Now, “I wouldn’t be cast as anything but the old hag, or the mother the men hate”“Nightmare on Elm Street,” and got really turned off by where horror was going.
Ann Magnuson on Hollywood’s “horrific” roles for women: Now, “I wouldn’t be cast as anything but the old hag, or the mother the men hate”
Salon.com / Posted 29 days ago
“Nightmare on Elm Street,” and got really turned off by where horror was going. I’d read too many books about Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. My friend in high school and I got obsessed with a book about the most horrific serial killers. I just read... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Are clowns trying to lure children into the South Carolina woods?about Pennywise from Steven King’s It‚ Twisty from American Horror Story‚ Batma
Are clowns trying to lure children into the South Carolina woods?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 30 days ago
about Pennywise from Steven King’s It‚ Twisty from American Horror Story‚ Batman’s Joker‚ or the real-world serial killer John Wayne Gacy – clowns are a horror staple. This isn’t the first time coulrophobia has reared its head. For example... Read more
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Boston Globe
Creepy clown sightings in South Carolina cause a frenzymarketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, w
Creepy clown sightings in South Carolina cause a frenzy
Boston Globe / Posted 30 days ago
marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including King’s “It,” and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on... Read more
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Canberra Times
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by policemarketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, w
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by police
Canberra Times / Posted 30 days ago
marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including King's "It," and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by policemarketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, w
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by police
Brisbane Times / Posted 30 days ago
marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including King's "It," and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on... Read more
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The Age
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by policemarketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, w
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by police
The Age / Posted 30 days ago
marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including King's "It," and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by policemarketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, w
Reported sightings of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina prompts warning by police
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 30 days ago
marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including King's "It," and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on... Read more
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WA Today
Creepy clown sightings in South Carolina cause a frenzymarketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, w
Creepy clown sightings in South Carolina cause a frenzy
WA Today / Posted 30 days ago
marketers and criminals may be taking advantage of a cultural fear of clowns, with examples including King's "It," and John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who dressed as a clown. But Steven Schlozman, a child psychiatrist who teaches a course on... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Clown spotted trying to lure kids into woodsworse by the fact there was real-world precedent for evil jesters. In the decad
Clown spotted trying to lure kids into woods
Sarnia Observer / Posted a month ago
worse by the fact there was real-world precedent for evil jesters. In the decade prior to the book's release, serial killer John Wayne Gacy, convicted of raping and killing 33 men and boys, occasionally performed as a clown named Pogo. Though the... Read more
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