I Am Scared of Clowns

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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
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Jul 6, 2007

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

    I hate hate hate them they resemble to lady gaga

    but that's not why I'm scared of them he came to friends birthday party when we were 5 and started throwing bits of cake and rubber from the balloons and apples at us😔
    Unapologetic2012 Unapologetic2012
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    Beware - Disturbing Clown!

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

    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
    Jul 31, 2014
    BigWilly60 BigWilly60
    56-60, M
    Aug 27, 2015

    *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

    I've been afraid of clowns

    for like. Ever. Since I was a very young kid. Because my cousin scared tf outta me when I was little by dressing up as a clown and chasing me with a knife and then we watched a scary clown movie and then she always scared me by saying a clown is behind me. Lmao kinda like how I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    Clowns are the stuff of nightmares,

    the chalk white skin, dead eyes and void expression makes me want to pass out. I should have never watched IT when I was a kid because it did permanent damage and I can't even walk into a McDonald's because I'm convinced that psycho mascot is going to pop out and kill me. I just...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 15

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    Jan 8, 2014

    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

    Ever since I turned 3

    and had my first birthday party, I'll never forget it 😁😁😁😩😩😩😫😫😫😬😬😬😑😑😑
    IAmMK IAmMK
    16-17, F
    Jan 8, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2008

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 23, 2012

    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

    I have been afraid of clowns,

    since I was forced to watch the movie IT with the killer clowns. And plus really look at them they look like they cannot be trusted!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 29, 2015
    IndigoOne IndigoOne
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    I've been scared of clowns

    since I was 8. Because I had a dream that a clown broke into my house and murdered my whole family with a sledgehammer. I have a reason to be terrified. XD
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    It started when my dad forced me to watch the

    movie It, the movie is about a clown that eats children when their by their self. It looks creepy an he has sharp teeth and he forced me to watch the movie when I was about six
    Kayla429 Kayla429
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    Chuckie

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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    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

    I'm not scared of clowns

    but my freshman year my best friend and I dressed up as Raggedy Ann and Andy for Halloween at school. We won a contest and scared this one girl so bad she ran down the hall scream because she thought we were clowns. It was hilarious.
    KylieeBear KylieeBear
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    Its irrational i know

    but clowns creeps me out
    Skythrone29 Skythrone29
    22-25, F
    Apr 6, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    They murder, rape, kidnap,

    etc. Who would want to be anywhere near them? They are my second biggest fear. The only clown I like is the one on the Simpsons, other than him, nobody else
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 19, 2015

    I remember when I was young

    and couldnt sleep I came downstairs and turned on the TV and IT was on right at point where the clown first shows its sharp teeth. It had to have been like the first tv airing of the movie ever when I saw it but still it scared me for life even though I know now it was not real...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016
    31-35, M
    Aug 12, 2015
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    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

    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

    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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