I Am Afraid of Clowns

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 217 People

    They are so creepy! EEH!

    Shivers down my spine!
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    It all started either with Ronald McDonald,

    or maybe Jimmy Stewart as Buttons, but movies like IT, Killer Klowns from outer space and American Horror Story have continuously fed my fear. They hide their faces, prey on children, and I don't even like to think what they all do stuffed on top of reach other in those tiny...
    mickitg mickitg
    46-50, T
    1 Response Feb 22

    I'am scare of clowns.

    They smiled without any reason, they acted weird, scary heavy makeup, weird color combination for clothing. Maybe because I can’t read what in their mind but they may be a real serial killer in disguise ....who knows.
    foodloverpeople foodloverpeople
    18-21, M
    Jan 22

    I hate them so much. I don't know

    why either; probably the same reason dolls freak me out. I can't read their expressions. Plus, between John Wayne Gacy and IT, it pretty much ruined them for me haha.
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015
    MarikaBooder MarikaBooder
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2015

    Clown Terror

    I think it goes back to as a little boy in Maryland John Wayne Gacey was on the loose and my mom would tell us if we went in the woods "The Boogey Man" would get us..and I linked the two in my mind.. Boy Killing Clown and The Boogey Man.. shiver.
    CarterQ CarterQ
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2007

    I don't know if it's a phobia

    but clowns are one of the scariest things I ever met in my life, it all started at 6 when I went to circus, my first time actually. I sit about 30m in one of the clowns lap and he was that kind of sad clown but suddenly he started laughing outta nothing and talking to me, for a...
    Sebastian10 Sebastian10
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 16

    As Long As I Can Remember

    I've been terrified of clowns for as long as I can remember, it actually became a phobia. I can't recall any particular incident that stemmed this fear. My brothers and everyone like to tease me about this. Wearing clown shirts snding me creepy clown forwards telling me at twenty...
    WarMaiden WarMaiden
    22-25, F
    Dec 19, 2012

    Too Much Horror Movies As A Kid

    I've always looved horror movies, since I was about 4 I started watching them. But so many of them had a least 5 minuets worth of a scary looking clown in them. lol. I saw Stephen Kings 'It' and that terrfied me. And after that, clowns scared me. I also saw the first poltergeist...
    JAKLively09 JAKLively09
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    With Good Reason

    whoever put that picture for the group is a sick bastard   I am terrified of clowns, and have been since I was 1 year old. On my first birthday, my grandmother thought it would be fun to dress up as a clown, jump out of a closet, grab me, and throw me in the air. I...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Proves My Point I Was Trying to Get Across...

    This story barely scratches the surface, but this is what I mean....when I say, "u don't know who's under that makeup/costume"! http://ace.mu.nu/archives/030085.php
    Sunshine17 Sunshine17
    18-21, F
    Aug 18, 2007

    Hard to Explain

    I guess just not knowing what kinda person is under there is unnerving. But the odd thing is, I have to dress up as chuck e. cheese for my job and alot kids arent afraid of me>...... Well, let's just say the movie "IT" didn't help my fear of clowns either...
    Sunshine17 Sunshine17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2007

    Evil I Tell You!!

    When I was a year old my papa sat me on his lap and started talking to me through a ventriloquist dummy. I started shaking so bad that my mom thought I was having a seizure. It quite literally, scared the **** out of me. LOL. I don't know why but when I see a clown every cell in...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2008

    Afraid Doesn't Even Begin To Describe....

    Ever since I was 3 years old Ive been scared of clowns. My grandmother decided to throw a birthday party for me and invited all my friends. She hired a clown to come and entertain us. As soon as the clown walked into the room....I started screaming bloody murder! Ive had so many...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 14, 2011

    *Closes Eyes Tightly*

    Are you telling me you wouldn't be afraid of this?   Or this?   or this?   (Shudders)...I do not like clowns.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Aug 31, 2008

    I Can't Really Even Explain Why...

    But I really do have a major fear of clowns. If I see them in the mall doing face painting or balloon shows or anything, I have to walk the other way.
    Laurenx Laurenx
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2007

    Clowns /:

    When i was little I was staying the night at a friend's house and her uncle was a clown and he was drunk one night and tried to kill me... ever since than I have been scared of clowns....
    glorii glorii
    16-17, F
    Oct 22, 2012

    Who isn't? Have stared at a clown,

    like really looked at them. They are crazy scary and especially that movie "It" scared me for LIFE
    Josimms23 Josimms23
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2015


    Ive never had a traumatic experience with clowns when i was little it anything like that. I am 18 yrs old and i cant help but cringe and feel absolutely helpless when i see one. I want to throw up and cry. My friends and boyfriend think its hilarious but its most definitely a...
    Lexeebabe Lexeebabe
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2013


    When I was little I saw some movie with a scary clown in it. I had a horrible dream about clowns crawling toward me with knives in their faces trying to kill me. Don't ask me why I had that kind of dream when I was only 3 ...I don't know. I guess the next day wasn't a good day...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2011


    clowns oh my gosh they creep me out, the are the equivalent of roaches for me, not scary when around but dreadfully bone chilling when close. i have all ways from the time i could remember hated clowns. my earliest memory of these pasty creatures was when i watched Stephen King's...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    Yes, I am. I saw one walking around today.

    I've seen too many scary movies and read too many horror books to not be afraid.
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015


    They freak me out.. I told my hubby he has to take the kids to the circus.. It stated when I watched killer clowns from outer space and that was it.. Plus those clowns that just look evil did it for me too..
    wit2armybrats wit2armybrats
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2008

    Stupid Nauseating Freaks

    I just hate them.... I see them all like Pennywise in IT .... they are spooky and stupid and I don't find them funny at all.they are frightening... the fact that they have all this white paint over their face and don't speak is kind of like a phantom and a deceiverthose silly...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Feb 5, 2012

    I Will Cry If I Ever See Another Clown

    Well when I was 5 it was my birthday, and my parents rented a clown. I thought to myself "Well okay a clown can't be bad" so I go along with it...but little did my parents know they didn't get the right clown....XD the clown was like a scary clown that you see at six flags fright...
    Ravenlovspatch Ravenlovspatch
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2012

    Six Flags Fright Fest

    I went to fright fest with my mom when I was 12 long after that last clown experience. It was at night where everything started to get scary. Clown # 1 was chasing me with a knife, I cried literally. Clown # 2 Stared me down in the parade which gave me shivers. Clown #3 Was...
    Ravenlovspatch Ravenlovspatch
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2012


    I'm not really afraid of them, but they do creep me out. I never really knew why until a few years ago. My dad, when he was around, used to let us watch scary movies when we were little kids. The Stephen King movie "IT" was one of them. Pennywise was one scary clown! I...
    mimsy2 mimsy2
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2008

    They have always freaked me out.

    I should have never watched the movie "It".
    minisuko minisuko
    26-30, F
    Jan 17

    True Story

    You know what did it for me, was the movie IT, damn you Pennywise, damn you. I was also afraid of that one pint sized wrestler in the WWF back in the early 90's, I think his name was Doink. Remember him, he scared the Bejeezus outta me. No circuses for me, no way. I will now hide...
    vanessa34 vanessa34
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2009

    I Can Feel Them Smiling At Me..

    Ahhh! Oh Dear.. I hate clowns.. They seriously freak me out.. I don't think anyone/thing should smile that much or that big. I want to run and hide in my room after seeing the icon photo for this group.. Please help.. I can feel them smiling at me.. *runs and hides* *has anxiety...
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections
    26-30, F
    Mar 7, 2012

    Clowns Are Scary

    I have also thought that Clowns were kind of creepy when I was growing up and I saw the Movie It and since I am just totally scared of them.
    princessv71 princessv71
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2010

    Damn You Stephen King!

    Okay so...I blame my Coulrophobiaon Stephen King, because of his book "It" which evolved into the movie, that happened to come out when I was 4. So when It came to television, I was almost or had been 5. My aunt, whom I absolutely spent all of my time with, was watching it, and...
    shaun0h shaun0h
    26-30, T
    1 Response May 12, 2010
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