Over the last few days, Greenburg and Spartanburg, South Carolina law enforcement have received multiple reports of a clown attempting to lure children into the woods with money. In a horrifying turn, recent reports have surfaced claiming that the clown has turned into clowns (plural), with multiple children being preyed upon.
FOX describes a scene straight out of a horror movie:
Captain Art Littlejohn with the Spartanburg Police Department said officers were called to Canaan Pointe Apartments Wednesday night, August 31st for reports of a suspicious person. The complainant, a woman, told officers that a person dressed as a clown was standing in her backyard. She snapped a photo and the person ran off. Littlejohn said the responding officer tried to view the photo on the woman’s phone but the image was too dark to make out.
According to FOX, the clowns initially kept to the woods but have now graduated to knocking on doors in order to lure children out. Officer Gilberto Franco told FOX that the major hinderance to his multiple investigations into the incidents is the lack of descriptions by those filing the reports. Basically, they’re clowns. Donna Arnold, a resident at the apartment complex where the sightings have occurred, couldn’t believe it at first:
“I thought my child was seeing things,” Arnold said. “And then the next day I had about 30 kids come up to me and say, ‘Did you see the clown in the woods?”
According to children who interacted with the clown, they believe he lives in an old house in the woods near a pond which is accessible via a trail. With this information, police investigated the house but found no trace of the clowns. Still, the frequency of the sightings has increased. A young boy named Evan explained that this isn’t a ruse:
“My mama told me that she called the cops and I knew she wasn’t playing and I’m being serious about this,” Evan said. “I’m not gonna joke around about something like this. This is serious.”
This is what nightmares are made of.