Advertisements

CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clowns!

18 Nov

You might have thought that since the Northampton clown had been unmasked (Student filmmaker Alex Powell was revealed as the infamous clown and has since admitted it was him behind the stunt) that clown mania would have peatered out, but no, it has not the case. Following on from the Carrick fergus clown, it looks as if other pretenders have stepped for ward in Chesterfield and Mansfield.

To make matters worse, it finally has come full circle to me here in Doncaster, as I was informed that a creepy fellow is being hunted by the police just around the corner from me in Highfields, and someone dressed as a clown has been spotted tapping on windows trying to lure children from their houses! I daren’t tell my kids that there actually is an evil pennywise type just streets away, attempting to abduct kids, they would be petrified! Details are sketchy at this time, but as soon as I find more info, I’ll put an update up here. There’s even talk of there being not just one, but a couple of them, and that they are armed with knives! Although much of this could well be heresay, more info will no doubt come to light.

Now I fully expect that lots of other towns are going to aquire their very own demonic clown to terrorise the neighbourhoods where you live. I think that just the fact that us in the UK have this eccentric vibe for the strange and unhinged, this is going to spread. Where next and just how far will some of these nutters go. I for one will be keeping my happy stick (see wulf sternhammer from 2000AD) nearby just in case the Highfields clown tries to look through my windows!

If anyone in these areas knows any additional news about these wierdos, feel free to get in touch and let me know.

More clown news as and when.

Who is the Mansfield clown roaming streets at night? | Nottingham Post.

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements

69 Responses to “CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clowns!”

  1. andy November 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Clown been in belle vue doncaster tonight at 4pm tapping on windows

    Like

    • grimace73 November 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

      Thanks Andy, did you get a good enough look at him/it to give a description or did anyone get a pic?

      It seems this Clown is quite mobile, considering so far I’ve had rumours of him being in Highfields, skellow, Woodlands, Bentley, and now Belle Vue!. Is it just one, or are we looking at the possibility of more than one….!!

      If anyone else has news on this strange mystery, let me know!

      Like

      • adam November 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

        They have been seen in finningly, bawtry and other places near that area

        Like

      • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

        Thanks Adam, i’ll add them to the list!

        Like

    • mdk November 19, 2013 at 1:15 am #

      lol

      Like

    • martin lawlor November 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

      I SAW HIM IN McDONALDS!

      Like

    • Katie Ridenour November 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      This isn’t “eccentric” or “Strange”. This is just someone being a prick. If this jerkoff came up to my kids’ window with a knife and a clown costume on, you bet your ass I’d be out the backdoor with a rifle.

      Or, in the UK, I guess I’d have a taser and a baseball bat. Like, really, you think you’re doing something cool, guy–trying to intimidate and scare children? Screw this guy.

      Like

      • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

        In the UK, its illegal to use a taser, so were left with the baseball bat or happystick unfortunately! Agreed, as as parent, its not good to be frightening kids in this way.

        Like

    • Brett Johnson November 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151919673200660&set=vb.575785659&type=2&theater he was seen round Hare and Tortoise/Rossington area last night

      Like

      • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

        Thanks Brett, I will be featuring this in the next update!

        Like

    • laura November 20, 2013 at 11:50 am #

      There are rumours its been terrorising people in burnly.

      Like

  2. Alan November 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Some one has told me tonight that he was in Scawthorpe last night too !

    Like

    • grimace73 November 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

      Thanks Alan, a lot of the sightings seem to take place around the northern part of Doncaster, I’ll add Scawthorpe to the sightings map!

      Like

      • Bloodyfallenangel13 November 21, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

        Apparently they’ve been spotted in Stockton too.

        Like

  3. amelia henderson November 18, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    I think there’s most likely more than one considering someone has spotted one near trinity sainsburys in wakefield

    Like

    • grimace73 November 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

      Thanks Amelia, Wow thats another one to add to the list, I’m putting together a map with the sightings of the various clown sightings, so thanks for letting me know!

      Please keep your clown sightings coming in, any pics, video or info are appreciated. Lets get this mystery solved!!

      Like

  4. mdk November 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    try armthorpe

    Like

    • grimace73 November 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Thanks for your comment mdk. Can you give us anymore info about any sightings in Armthorpe?

      Like

    • mdk November 19, 2013 at 1:12 am #

      was told of some body but not sure if they telling the truth srry

      Like

  5. kerry November 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    one in carcroft and askern today

    Like

    • grimace73 November 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

      Thanks kerry, have you any additional info about these sightings?

      Like

  6. Julie November 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I saw a guy dressed like this queuing up in the Asda near Doncaster Dome yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, looks quite friendly though!

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 12:16 am #

      Thanks Julie, I’ll add Asda doncaster (dome) to the list!

      Like

      • rosie November 19, 2013 at 8:31 am #

        There’s been sightings of some around Alvethorpe and Outwood!

        Like

      • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

        Thanks Rosie, i’ll add them to the list!

        Like

      • Joanne carroll November 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

        One spotted on shaftsbury rd intake one in Cantley and one in bably my kids are scared this is not right there are already enough weirdos out there this is taking it too far 😦 there is a photo on my daughters friends fb but I don’t know how to upload it also there is a Page called rainworths clown page

        Like

      • grimace73 November 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

        Thanks for your comment, I agree this is getting ridiculous, but strangely interesting, i just can’t get my head around why it’s going crazy with clowns!

        Like

  7. Katie November 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    There was a clown near the Mcdonalds in chesterfield town centre scaring pedestrians on friday night.

    Like

  8. Marie Peat November 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    They’re in my village near Sheffield too, I’m keeping my curtains closed, I hate clowns!

    Like

  9. Hannah November 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Rotherham has been added to the mix

    Like

  10. Jimmy Muggins November 19, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    every time i drive past a Mcdonalds

    Like

  11. megan November 19, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    ye bull shit

    Like

  12. megan November 19, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    hi no its not true copswill ofnown bynowxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by clairethe bear

    Like

  13. Michelle Hilton November 19, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Your all pathetic scaring people n bloody children

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

      I agree its pretty bad form just doing it to freak folks out, but most of the info is just rumours at the moment, so I’m going to take it all with a pinch of salt at the moment!

      Like

  14. Tim November 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Apparently a clown was knocking on windows in Moorends Doncasterlast night.

    Like

  15. Samuel November 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Been seen in Scunthorpe wandering around cenny park with ballons in hand. Had been recorded on someones FB feed, 3 nights ago.

    Like

  16. Richard November 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Seen one in MacDonals, trying to sell me a double whopper with cheese..!!

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

      Libel? No ones accusing anyone of anything here, were just trying to assertain the truth from the pap.

      Like

  17. Mandy November 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Really…. this is silly and scaring my children. It shouldn’t be encouraged!!!

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      I totally agree, it is silly, but I’m just trying to get to the bottom of this weird trend. I’m amazed that its so prolific here in Doncaster. My kids are a bit on edge, but these are the rumours flying around at the moment, just take a look at our other comments on this thread, its happening all over, my eldest two are even going on about it at school from their friends. Why its happening is anyones guess!

      Like

  18. Gary November 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Clown in Thorne South Common last night knocked on my door but got a shock when I just laughed at him and told him what he really was (not appropriate to say in here )

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Gary, Its good to get a confirmed sighting, could I ask if they were wearing either a mask or was it make up? One of the rumours mentioned the clown they saw was made up, rather than a mask.

      Like

  19. Some guy November 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Scary!!

    Like

  20. wendy November 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    there was one at thurnscoe and one at goldthorpe and one at Bolton on dearne x

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

      Thanks Wendy, I’ll add the areas to the list!

      Like

  21. Maddi November 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    I too live in Doncaster, and have recently heard of a clown lurking near my school, and one in my village (Rossington) Apparently, there are 13 ‘clowns’ in Doncaster currently, each one taking a different suburb. I dont know if this is true, but this is what I heard:/

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

      Thanks Maddi, I too heard about the 13 clowns story earlier from my sons friend, this is getting weirder and weirder!!

      Like

  22. Rich November 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Give the clown a break! Knives, looking through windows, abducting children? Like you say, hearsay! They probably just want to be clowns, nothing wrong with that. Try going to a clowning workshop then you might understand.

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Rich, I reckon the clown/s are just out for a laugh, not that those out there that are petrified of clowns will find funny though!

      Like

  23. Maz November 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    This has just come up on my newfeed, don’t know if this was some sort of Halloween prank or the actual Clown? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151919673200660&set=vb.575785659&type=2&theater I’m pretty freaked out to say the least as I’m in Rossington, so not far at all.

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

      Thanks for that Maz, at last some tangible evidence we are in the midst of a clown invasion! I’ll pop it in the next update!

      Like

  24. Amy November 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Was seen here at Scunthorpe
    Afew times

    Like

  25. Colin November 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    I live in Highfields, Doncaster. First I’ve heard !!!

    Like

    • grimace73 November 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

      Thanks for your comment Colin, yes it was news to me, but since Sunday there have been all sorts of weird clown rumours going round about lots of sightings all over Doncaster, one was of the clown skipping over the main road over to the allotments at highfields! Is it true, I don’t know, but it does seem that something weird is going on!

      Like

  26. Beth Williams November 20, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    I don’t think it’s just Doncaster. Talk of clowns peering through windows and discussions stemming from this have been all over my Facebook newsfeed all evening by people from Skegness, Lincolnshire.

    Like

    • grimace73 November 20, 2013 at 12:11 am #

      Thanks for your comment Beth, i have to agree this is spreading like wildfire, the clown invasion seems to have begun! I’ll add the locations to the list!

      Like

  27. unknown November 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    there’s also sightings in york and malton 😮

    Like

    • grimace73 November 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

      Thanks, I’ll add them to the list!

      Like

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. CLOWN NEWS: VIDEO: Is this the Doncaster Clown? Plus more sightings and round up. | The Grinning Skull - November 20, 2013

    […] CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clo… […]

    Like

  2. CLOWN NEWS: Mansfield Clown identified as the Rainworth clown, could be circus hoax? | The Grinning Skull - November 20, 2013

    […] CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clo… […]

    Like

  3. The Grinning Skull blog clocks up 200,000+ hits! | The Grinning Skull - November 21, 2013

    […] CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clo… […]

    Like

  4. CLOWN NEWS: South Yorkshire Police speak out about recent clown sightings | The Grinning Skull - November 21, 2013

    […] CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clo… […]

    Like

  5. CLOWN NEWS: Exclusive Photo proof of yesterday’s Clown encounter in Doncaster. | The Grinning Skull - November 22, 2013

    […] CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clo… […]

    Like

  6. COMENTARIOS « Teatro desde Cuenca - Ecuador - December 24, 2013

    […] CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clo… (thegrinningskull.wordpress.com) […]

    Like

  7. Snapshot of History: “Joseph Grimaldi Clown Extraordinaire” | History of Britain - December 29, 2013

    […] CLOWN NEWS: Copycat Clowns on the increase, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Doncaster bag their own clo… (thegrinningskull.wordpress.com) […]

    Like

  8. Mystery Stains of Blood and More That Defy Explanation - September 28, 2015

    […] be seen in the porch of the ‘Cat and Man’ church, in the village of Barnburgh, near Doncaster, Yorkshire, according to a newspaper report. It originated in an incident more macabre than any […]

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: