Pair armed with knives clown scared the morning of Thursday, October 13, a resident of the small Swedish town of Scoringa, told local newspaper Corren.
The woman went to the police and told them she was being followed, two men dressed as clowns. They brandished large knives and shouting threats.
As noted by Reuters, in the last days in Sweden, there were several such incidents. Thus, the global trend has spread to Scandinavia.
Fashion to scare people in clown costumes started up in the USA in August after
message from Greenville in South Carolina, where a man disguised as
a clown with a red curly wig, tried to lure children into the woods. Since then, reports of scary clowns came from 20 States, including new York, Ohio and South Carolina.
Then the fashion spread to Britain, where a student dressed up
a clown with a chainsaw to scare the friends University campus.
Incidents of recorded clowns in Norwich, Durham, Kidlington,
Gloucestershire. Clowns chased the children and women, good sense of humor from Kidlington
armed with a baseball bat, the Joker from Durham machete,
Gloucestershire six clowns appeared with knives. There were reports of
attacks people in clown masks robbing schools and other
American organization Clowns of America International, having
the slogan “ambassadors of joy,” refused to be interviewed about this,
remembering the jokes from the media. “We tried to explain but nothing
turned and we looked silly”, – quotes BBC News Magazine a review of its representative in the material on konomanyi.
It did not help exhortations by American writer Stephen king,
created in the novel “It” the image of the demonic Pennywise, under the mask
which lies an eternal Evil. “Hey, guys, it’s time to stop
the hysteria about clowns. Most of them are still good, delight
children make people laugh”, – he wrote on 3 October in his Twitter. On this he immediately said: “no One contributed to the hysteria more than “It”.
In October fashion spread to Australia and New Zealand: after numerous reports of encounters with creepy clowns Australian police have issued warnings to those who are going to violate the law, hiding behind clown masks. This week Scotland Yard urged the British not to leave the house in a clown suit.
It should be noted, coulrophobia or fear of clowns, became widespread in the late twentieth century. Some experts believe that the phenomenon marked the beginning of the movie “It”, filmed in 1990 in the book by Stephen king. The painting introduced a kind of fashion for clowns-villains in film. Maniacs with frightening clown makeup also broke into the comics. One of the most famous evil clown was the Joker, its just in the movie introduced Heath Ledger and Jared Leto.