This is SO freaky. A killer clown purge is allegedly going to take place in several major cities on Oct. 30, according to a shocking new report. While some residents are convinced it’s merely a hoax, others are going as far as to lock their doors and windows for the night. See the tweets here.
Oh no! As if Halloween eve isn’t spooky enough, news of a possible killer clown purge surfaced on Oct. 30, revealing that several major cities may be subject to attack just one night before trick-or-treaters flood the streets. Residents have been advised to keep their windows and doors locked for the evening, according to the Inquisitor. See the full list of alleged targets below! Since learning of it, many have already taken to social media to voice their concerns, hoping that the latest reports on terrorizing clowns are nothing more than a hoax. We don’t blame them!
It's the time to lock all my doors and hide #clownpurge
— Derek Dedionisio (@DedionisioDerek) October 30, 2016
— Veronica Nicole (@arguevn82) October 30, 2016
So the #ClownPurge is tonight…???? I'm ready to protect my wife & dog!!!
— James Crow (@stonecrow82) October 31, 2016
i told my sister that there was a clown purge tonight & she hasn't stopped crying since
— kait (@kaitlynn_ander) October 31, 2016
A post from a group called “Clown Hunters,” was shared by nearly half-million people online, causing nationwide panic for a moment. It read, “Stay inside, keep all pets inside and keep all doors and windows locked.” However, Snopes immediately debunked the rumors and claimed they’re entirely false. Just in case, here are the alleged targeted cities:
Greenville, South Carolina
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lehigh Valley, Pennsyvania
Los Angeles, California
These proposed clown attacks seem to be inspired from the thriller flick The Purge, about an annual 12-hour period where criminal activity, including murder is legal. All of the recent news surrounding clowns is only furthering the stereotype that clowns are evil, as a new wave of viral “clown threats” have overtaken the U.S. Several people having shared videos of their encounters and some are definitely freakier than others. For example, kids were being chased by clowns in cities from Georgia to Pennsylvania. We hope this crazy trend ends VERY soon!
HollywoodLifers, do YOU believe there’s going to be a killer clown purge? Or are you not phased in the least?