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I Am Scared of Clowns

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    They Are All Pennywise to Me - I am a fan of many gruesome and scary things, but I cannot abide a clown! I've read Cujo but dogs don't scare me. I read books on serial killers that...
    DeadlyNightshade DeadlyNightshade 36-40 3 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    Really Scared - 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    Beware - Disturbing Clown! - Clowns are creepy ....
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 11 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Influential Kids' Book! - In elementary school, I looked at a picture book that has clearly stuck with me through the years.  One illustration showed a sad...
    mysteria mysteria 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    Ever since I turned 3 and had my first birthday party, I'll never forget it 😁😁😁😩😩😩😫😫😫😬😬😬😑😑😑
    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F Jan 8

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    Dumbo - i have always been afaird of clowns since whacting dumbo when i was 3or2 . Its the sence with the pink elephants that made me scared of them . I know there elephants but to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11, 2011

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    Im Only 16 - im only 16 but ive been afraid of clowns for as long as i could remember... my mama teases me about it . i cant even watch half the movies i so desperatly want to but...
    whitneyferguson whitneyferguson 16-17 Oct 2, 2010

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    Evil!!!!! - Wow, I can hardly even look at the group picture!!  I think I started getting freaked by clowns when I watched "Poltergeist"...that was one freaky...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 18, 2009

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    They Are The Worst - I have always been scared of clowns since I was a little girl. I do not find anything funny or cute about them. The fact that you do not know who is behind the...
    rebelgurl rebelgurl 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2011

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    Its irrational i know but clowns creeps me out
    Skythrone29 Skythrone29 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Thanks To Stephen King - It all started when I was about 10years old and was feeling brave one night. It was really late and my mum worked all hours so I was home with my...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    Yep - I was scared of clowns before I ever saw movies like "IT." I didn't like clowns as a child, or understand those who did. Clowns are scary. I don't know why, but they are...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T Feb 24, 2013

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    Clowns Are Scary - I am 17 years old and scared of clowns. I remember when I was four years old and I went to a circus, there was this clown. He was acting all weird, walking funny...
    EmmaLuvsLife13 EmmaLuvsLife13 18-21, F Feb 20, 2013

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    Creepy Silly Clowns - Clowns have creeped me out since childhood.  Perhaps I have some repressed memory of a clown bludgeoning some poor unsuspecting soul, perhaps it is how...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    Always been an inherent thing, but really brought to the surface after I walked in on my sisters watching "IT" when I was just a few years old. Flash forward 12 years or so and...
    lucmacdonald lucmacdonald 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Terrified - I have been afraid of clowns since my first birthday party. My grandmother (dad's mom) thought it would be funny to dress up like a clown, jump out of a closet, grab me...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Oct 20, 2007

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    Amusment Park In October. - Whenever i see a clown I cant look at them because I will get creeped out and scared, and literally run away screaming. It all started when I was a...
    effthis1 effthis1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    Jack... - ...was a Jack in the box...I can remember my parents winding it up and knowing what would happen, but it would still scare hell out of me...I had nightmares about Jack...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Jul 29, 2008

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    Stephen King - I totally blame Stephen King for that stupid film "IT" - until then I had no problem with clowns, not I avoid them if I can, they scare me - they are just...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Arghhhhh - ok so im scared of clowns, puppets, china dolls, hippos and wrists! the thought of slitting my wrist makes me feel really sick! i understand y ppl do it but i cant...
    elephante elephante 16-18, F Jul 6, 2007

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    *cowers In A Corner And Cries When A Clown Is Near* - i am deathly afraid of clowns, but the thing is i don't know how i developed the fear. all i know is i cry when i see a clown...
    justplainconfused justplainconfused 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Childhood Nightmare - When I was little, I had these recurring nightmares for awhile that this scary clown with bloody teeth and a creepy walk murdered people and children right in...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F Oct 23, 2012

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    Coulrophobia - Since I was a little girl I have been petrified of clowns. I had been forced to watch Stephen King's 'It' at the age of six and, if you've ever watched it, then you...
    ManicAttack ManicAttack 18-21, F Aug 31, 2012

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    Petrified - Here i go with another irrational fear which i cant have a reason for having!!! I have always been afraid of clowns but been able to bear them eg going to a circus...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2007

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    The Smile - Its just the frozen expression and that fake smile that just creeps me out. It is a fake expression that just looks uncomfortable and the eyes ... oh god! They are just...
    goon1rach goon1rach 16-17 May 28, 2008

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    Clowns Are Just Freaky. - There's just something wrong with a person who says to themselves, "Hey! When I grow up I want to paint my face white, put a red fuzzy wig my head, wear a...
    Midwest1 Midwest1 26-30, F Apr 3, 2012

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    Hate It - when i was seeing these clowns and unusal people faces i am disturbing it makes me so much of irritate  did i think about the clowns i can't get sleep i don't like to...
    kristenpattinson kristenpattinson 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2012

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    They Just Gimmie the Willies - Ok so im not wet my knickers terrified of them but my grannys got a house full of those china clown things n they just down right creap me out, will...
    sammy120 sammy120 22-25, F May 1, 2008

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    When I was younger, I insisted on sneaking out to the living room after being put to bed. I would watch scary movies with my aunt, who is 4 years older than me. Pumpkin head...
    Terryblueberry86 Terryblueberry86 26-30, F Feb 18

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    Halloween :( - I use to be such a huge halloween fan,dressing up,trick or treating,passing out candy,parties,i loved it all! Then back in highschool when this fear started,it...
    lexus25 lexus25 26-30, F Nov 23, 2009

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    Clowns - Ok clowns are just scary all together me and my mom were driving back from Arizona and we stopped at a gas station and well this crazy clown comes up and asks for a ride...
    Lilwolf12 Lilwolf12 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    More Like Terrified - At 30 years old I am completely terrified by clowns, I don't like the icon used for this forum. This goes all the way back to childhood when I was 5 years old...
    AlyAnonymous AlyAnonymous 26-30, F Nov 21, 2010

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    One of Many - I have a few irrational fears and this is one i just can't get over that well. I've learned to cope with it but something always reminds me that im' scared of clowns...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F Mar 31, 2008

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    I am over 40 and in a high risk occupation and STILL creeped out by clowns.  Im supposed to be the one to calm my children's fears but the last time one of them wigged out...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    I Am Scared And Irritated By Clowns - They have always made me nervous or annoyed me, I have never actually had a bad experience with a clown but have never liked them. I think...
    krisBUZZ krisBUZZ 41-45, F Jul 30, 2011

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    Group Pic Is Scary -  I wish they would change it especially since we are all scared of clowns. They are so creepy..the worst one is the clown from It...and Ronald McDonald...
    mizdezigner mizdezigner 22-25, F Sep 10, 2009

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    Creeeepy - For as long as I can remember, I have always been scared crapless of clowns. People have tried to get me to watch 'It' and oh man, I can't. When I turned 10 or 11 years...
    AuntTammy AuntTammy 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Clown Toy - I was talking with a friend the other day and they told me this story about something that'd happened to his mothers, friend's daughter. Well, this lady's daughter...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    Don't Know Why - I don't know why I find clowns creepy, but I do. Maybe it's because you can't tell what they really look like. Or because they don't talk usually. Who knows? I...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2008

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    AHHHHHH!!!!!!! - Clowns are just creepy!!  You never know what is under all that makeup and wig and costume!  Ick! Love the Seinfeld episode where that clown asks Kramer...
    SmilingSueAnn SmilingSueAnn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Not Scared - ....but they freak me out. I've always found that painted smile faintly sinister. Even when I was a child, I never found them funny. Now, I just think they're coming...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    Bozo the Clown - When I was about 5 or 6, my family was at this bozo the clown thing for my sisters class. I don't know why I came I was just there. So we were back stage and I was...
    SaveTheCows SaveTheCows 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2008

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    Chuckie - All I can say is "chuckie"
    sobersurvivor sobersurvivor 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    John Wayne Gacey, It, and More - John Wayne Gacey: sadistic *********, serial killer, cannibal, and: CLOWN. IT: need I say more?  To this day, I do NOT go to...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Sep 23, 2009

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    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    i really don't know why im afraid of clowns its just ever since my mom got one to come to my birthday party when i was 5 i was playing around with my ball when i saw it and he...
    pixeymagic17 pixeymagic17 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I'm scared all the time....
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I know, I know it's completely idiotic but I'm terrified of clowns. They scare me to death!
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am scared. Scared of dying. And scared of the unkown. When we die it is not known what becomes of us. Will we just be a body - less soul floating around in the sky or will be...
    Ziriviri Ziriviri 13-15, F Mar 19

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    I always have a light on. I cannot go to sleep with out one on. I am scared of what can hide in the dark since i know what i can hide in the dark side of me. I am terrified of...
    0neUp 0neUp 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Everytime... Just everytime I try to make new friends, i get so scared that i would have a panic attack. Im so used to the fact that people leave me into broken pieces but this is...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F Mar 18

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