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I Am Scared of Clowns

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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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    Chuckie

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 the circus. If I am at an event and see a clown, I immediately leave. Things with pictures of clowns, the song "...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Sep 23, 2009

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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 intense! I really do not like them
    goon1rach goon1rach 16-17 May 28, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    Beware - Disturbing Clown!

    Clowns are creepy ....
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 11 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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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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    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. Maybe it's got to do with the masks, if you will, they have painted on their face or their pointless...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T Feb 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, all the way into my teens...I still feel creeped out if they are around at fairs and such, and refused to buy...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Its irrational i know

    but clowns creeps me out
    Skythrone29 Skythrone29 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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 faded away. Now i hate it all the mask its horrible. I love scary movies..but i watch them very carefully. Im just...
    lexus25 lexus25 26-30, F Nov 23, 2009

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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 just find them really scary. They are supposed to make me laugh!
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't have a LOT of things that truly terrify me, but one thing that I am scared of, like panic attack scared of is Clowns! I can not handle it! It brings back the worst...
    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 of my own house. Especially being home alone. I don't want to be cause I know God is watching out for me and protecting me and he says that there is no reason to fear...
    moemma54 moemma54 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Scared to be hurt and scared that I might be the one to hurt someone else.
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 1 Response 21 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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    I'm scared to love again. Scared to be hurt again. Scared of never finding someone who will love me for who am and not judge me. Scared of being lied to again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    I am not used to telling anyone anything of this sort. So other than my girlfriend of six years no one else knows the inner battle that I have been fighting. When I say every male...
    KatherinaM KatherinaM 22-25, F Mar 19

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I'm scared of looking for a relationship because I'm scared of rejection. I'm scared of wanting a relationship because I don't think anyone will want one with me. I just feel so...
    josieyup josieyup 22-25, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    I am scared to have a relationship- my first "real" relationship I was forced into with an older man. I was completely betrayed and now feel to scared to let my gaurd down and go...
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