Skip to main content

The Continuing Clown Craze - A Publicity Stunt?

Since August, there have been reports of creepy clowns from around the U.S. and other parts of the world. Earlier this month I posted a couple of articles on the subject (see them here and here), but haven't had any up after that, because I haven't been able to follow and find the time to go over all the reports.

Creepy clown sightings continue...

Reports are still coming in, with the following being one example.

"DANBURY TWP. - Danbury police are on the lookout for clowns wielding machetes in the township.
" Police were called to Port Clinton Eastern Road Saturday night by a man who claimed two armed clowns chased his vehicle down the road, according the the incident report.
"The caller said two people, who dressed in all black with clown masks, chased his car with weapons in hand. The clowns reportedly ran north through a yard toward Van Glahn Road following the chase.
"Police responded and searched the area with the K-9 unit. 
"The police dog picked up scents for both suspects and followed them north out of the area.
"'The K-9 worked the area back and forth, but then it appeared as though the suspects headed in different directions,' Officer Josh Young said."

SOURCE:  Sandusky Register

But why are there clowns all over the country? A Halloween shop owner in Littleton, Colorado says he has the answer. Fox 31 Denver reports that Greg Reinke, co-owner of Reinke Bros., says that the creepy clown phenomena started last March (2015) at the Transworld Halloween and Attaction Show in St. Louis, the idea appeared as a "great way to stir up business."

Reinke said:

"The Joke's on you guys. And mostly the media because the media didn't want to listen to what really was because it wasn't a story then..... Sales are up. Everybody's talking about clowns. If true, this publicity stunt could be right up there with H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds." 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Burrunjor - A Present-Day Australian Dinosaur?

Australia is said to be home to a variety of cryptid creatures, from the aquatic Bunyip, the man-like Yowies and Wakkis, and the thylacine. There is another, however, that could be considered stranger than all the others. Why? Because its said to be something that should have gone extinct 65 million years ago!

The creature in question is called the Burrunjor, and is said to be a surviving dinosaur. Now, before you think that there is no possible way the Burrunjor could be real, remember that there are sightings and stories of other dinosaur-like creatures from around the world - for example, the mokele-mbembe, kongamato, and others in Africa, "Mounatin Boomers" in the U.S., the Partridge Creek Monster, and more.

Over the years there have been many sightings and stories of the Burrunjor in Australia, including this one from Rex and Heather Gilroy from the 1970s:

"In 1978, a Northern Territory bushman and explorer, Bryan Clark, related a story of his own that had taken pl…

Some Thoughts on Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition

So far, two episodes of Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition have aired. Here are some of my thoughts on the show.

First off, let's start with the team, the Midnight Sons. There are a few new members on the team this season. The old leader, Little Bear, is gone, and now Crusty (the guy with the bear claw in his beard) is leader of the team. Other members are: Dudley (new guy), the team "forensic expert," Todd, the "trap engineer," Bulldog (new guy), the "survival expert," Rhett, the "greenhorn" (rookie), and of course Face, the "veteran tracker."

Compared to the AIMS Team of Mountain Monsters, Crusty is Trapper, Todd is Willy, Rhett is Buck, Bulldog would probably be Huckleberry, Dudley would probably be Jeff, and Face would be Wild Bill.

I haven't seen the first episode, "Bigfoot of the Arctic Circle: Siberian Giant," but I did watch episode two, "Bigfoot of Denali: Wind Walker" last Saturday. I actually though…

Cynocephali, Wolf-Men, and the Dogman

In modern times, there are reports of creatures that look like werewolves. These creatures are commonly called Dogmen by cryptozoologists. Most people will probably think that all the Dogman stories are fake, but a lot of people (including me) believe they are true. This post is about Dogmen, but not really the ones seen today. You see, reports/stories of Dogman like beings go back thousands of years.


THE CYNOCEPHALI 

First, we will start of with a history of the cynocephali for those who may not know what they are. According to the Cryptid Wiki, the Cynocephali existed in the mythology of Europe, India, and China. They were said to exist in modern-day Iran. In European mythology, they were described as dog-headed people. Sometimes they were said to be hairy giants.

One theory to explain the Cynocephali is that they are just baboons. That could be the explanation, but, as we shall see, stories of werewolf like creatures continued, and still do in today's world. The Cryptid Wiki has…