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I Am Scared of Clowns

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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. 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 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    Stephen king's movie IT

    when I was like 5 years old. That's why I am. It gave me a recurring nightmare that I still have to this day about me saving my family and sacrificing myself to him after he chased us all around my grandmothers and my house.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Im so serious all jokes aside

    when i was two i had a birthday party with a clown and at 7 watched a scary clown killer movie when i see a clown i run they are just so creepy and even ronald freaking Mcdonald *shudders* i HATE clowns i literally get so freaking scared
    mia0 mia0 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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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 thier little glass eyes following me its just not nice how she can sit there with all these eyes glaring down on her is beyond me...
    sammy120 sammy120 22-25, F May 1, 2008

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    Clowns

    The young boy goes to his roomOn the dresser are his stuffed toysThey sit motionless and silentBut he hears a curious noiseThen he notices something oddThere is a clown toy on his bedHe says โ€˜where did that come from?โ€™And the clown slowly lifts its headIt bears a malevolent...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Hiding

    There is a photo of me, about 3 years old, cringing hard but trying to look not-unpleasant and wave at my dad who was taking a photo of me and a clown, the clown's hand behind my back, leaning in toward my head and waving. I was looking distressed but trying gamely to fulfill...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 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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    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 into sandiago now keep in mind his makeup was smeared he had dirt all over him his cloths were ripped and he...
    Lilwolf12 Lilwolf12 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    I wouldn't really say I'm SCARED of clowns per

    se, but I have always found them unsettling and not at all cute or cuddly. They freak me out. What is endearing about someone that wears a painted smile? It probably started when I saw the 70's movie Magic, which wasn't about a clown, it was about a crazy guy (Anthony...
    licoriceandlace licoriceandlace 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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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 talking to my cousin who was in my sisters class. Wen I heard big footsteps behind me. I thought nothing of it at...
    SaveTheCows SaveTheCows 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2008

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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, and throw me in the air. It took me 45 minutes to calm down, and I would not let her near me until all the...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Oct 20, 2007

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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 front of me and would then chase after me. This was before watching any horror movie with clowns so I have no idea where...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F Oct 23, 2012

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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 they are sad people pretending to be happy and they always seem fake.
    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. When I was little one of my first xmas gifts was a police robot clown that moved around and its nose lit up! I was...
    mizdezigner mizdezigner 22-25, F Sep 10, 2009

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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 find me at a halloween theme park crying into my brother in law's shoulder as a creepy clown comes up to us... Always fun.
    lucmacdonald lucmacdonald 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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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 little girl at my local amusment park. Unfortunatly it was october. Which means once it started to get dark, scary creatures came...
    effthis1 effthis1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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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 old, a classmate had given me a clown thingy for my birthday. Of course, I couldn't tell him that I didn't...
    AuntTammy AuntTammy 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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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. He seem really scary. I remember hiding my face from him, not knowing that he was noticing that. He came up to me and...
    EmmaLuvsLife13 EmmaLuvsLife13 18-21, F Feb 20, 2013

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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 foam nose and big shoes, wear mis-matched plaid and polka dot clothes, and play with kids while I look like that."! I'm not...
    Midwest1 Midwest1 26-30, F Apr 3, 2012

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    Clowns have always been creepy.

    John Wayne Gacy and Stephen King's "It," made things so worse.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jun 29

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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. Ugh!! I don't even know why i am, i just know that i am.... *shiver*
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F Mar 31, 2008

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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 i cant and i hate ive tried. ive even went to a circus but it didnt help i couldnt get near them. i want to be...
    whitneyferguson whitneyferguson 16-17 Oct 2, 2010

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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 ย did i think about the clowns i can't get sleep i don't like to remember when i was said these to my parents ,relativities or my cousins they making laugh out of me because...
    kristenpattinson kristenpattinson 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2012

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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 doll, UGH!  Tim Curry's performance in "It" didn't help either, and now I'm just petrified of them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 18, 2009

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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 on the computer, tv, or real life...and i go to great extent to avoid them period....i never go to parades, carnivals, haunted houses, mazes,  or...
    justplainconfused justplainconfused 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 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 mask, just makes that even scarier, at least for me.They always use clowns ion scary movies, so yep no thank you. If I...
    rebelgurl rebelgurl 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2011

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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 lived in London with her husband and their 16ish month old. One night, they decided to go out for dinner so, called...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 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. Amityville horror, nightmare on elm street, hellraiser. Then I saw Attack of the killer clowns and IT. I should have stayed away from those two. I...
    Terryblueberry86 Terryblueberry86 26-30, F Feb 18

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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. I don't talk about it much because most people think I'm making it up or think it's funny that I'm so scared of clowns...
    AlyAnonymous AlyAnonymous 26-30, F Nov 21, 2010

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    Clowns Scare Me

    i am 13 years old and i have been afraid of clowns since i was 2 years old. my mom and dad took me,my twin sister,and my older sister to the circus. we were sitting in the front row and a clown came up to us and made all these faces and started making weird sounds and popped a...
    Nikki247 Nikki247 13-15, F Mar 10, 2011

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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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    Ever since I turned 3

    and had my first birthday party, I'll never forget it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘
    MakaylaCorlisa MakaylaCorlisa 13-15, F Jan 8

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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 slit my wrists! when i feel low i 99 myself! for ppl who dont know 99in is where you scratch your arm 99 times...
    elephante elephante 16-18, F Jul 6, 2007

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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, "Are you afraid of clowns?".  And the way Kramer answers, "Yessss...", in that perfect...
    SmilingSueAnn SmilingSueAnn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    IndigoOne IndigoOne 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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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 so many of them can fit into a tiny little space like a pack of rodents, maybe it is because they hide behind that deep...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 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 to freaky for my liking!!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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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'll understand that THIS IS NOT A MOVIE FOR CHILDREN. Anyways, I think for me the fear is in the hiding. Allow me...
    ManicAttack ManicAttack 18-21, F Aug 31, 2012

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    Seriously, who ever thought

    that a clown was a funny and entertaining entity? They're literally a human, with features that have been extended and altered to make them look like a monster! The walk, the talk, the huge mouth, feet and hands! What are children supposed to think? "Oh hahaha? This mans funny...
    ChloeMaay ChloeMaay 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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 me the were clowns , who wanted to scare you and chase you . the scarest part of that was when the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11, 2011

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    Seriously, Wtf.

    Clowns, it seems, are supposed to be funny and make people laugh.ย  Never once has that happened for me.ย  They just always look really, really creepy.ย  John Wayne Gacy and "It"ย certainly haven't helped.ย  But for real?ย  Can we be done with clowns now?ย 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2011

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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 for us. Mizz
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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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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    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, scruffy hobo, with hands behind his back.  Turning the page, it was revealed that he held a bouquet of flowers. Next page...
    mysteria mysteria 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 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 over a clown,  I was like, "Know what?  You're right.  Let's get out of here.  Do your best to keep up, I'm not coming back...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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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 older brother and we decided to watch Stephen Kings "IT" - I've never seen it since! It absolutely scared the crap...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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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 was OK as long as it didn't come near me!! n i could walk past one in the street without hiding! But i watched...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2007

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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 would make your skin crawl but you don't see me checking the closets or behind the shower curtain. But once I saw Stephen King's...
    DeadlyNightshade DeadlyNightshade 36-40 3 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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