Clowns scare us, but why?


If you want to know why clowns creep you out, read Time’s Halloween 2019 article.

Could be Stephen King’s “It,” or it could be the recent “clown attack” craze or it could be the Joker. And have you heard of “Wrinkles the Clown” yet?

A mix of real and fantasy themes add up to a lot of reasons for the phenomenon. But psychologists say it probably has to do with the jarring uncertainty of a mask that conceals what its wearer is actually feeling, and the mistrust that creates.

All we know for certain is that we agree with this statement from Dr. Rami Nader, a registered psychologist practicing in Vancouver, Canada. He told Time, “Fortunately, we live in a society where clowns aren’t just wandering around, so it’s pretty easy to avoid them or at least not come into contact with them very regularly.”

The Clown Motel in Tonopah is a whole ‘nother story. See the tweets below.

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