VIDEO: There was a scary clown terrorising people in Limerick this week 6 years ago

VIDEO: There was a scary clown terrorising people in Limerick this week

Clowns are supposed to be fun, why are they so damn scary?

We can think of few things scarier than a creepy clown walking towards us, even if we know it's only a guy playing a prank.

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We've a particularly violent case of 'coulrophobia' (which is a fear of clowns according to Google) but to be honest we think it's more a fear of being brutally murdered by a psychotic mask-wearing reincarnation of Michael Myers.

As part of Horror Mania Fest in Limerick, one man dressed up as a sadistic clown and roamed the streets generally scaring the sh*te out of people.

Even though this is all a bit of fun, he managed to startle quite a few people and seemed to have a particular interest in standing around corners before jumping out shouting in what is surely most people's worst nightmare...

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Video via MelodicGhostWriter.