“The police have been informed. Do you think that I care? They’d have to catch me first anyway and yes, that’s a dare.”
Styled like Pennywise, the antagonist of Stephen King’s epic horror novel IT and its subsequent movie adaptations, the scary figure is reported to have first appeared in Skelmorlie in North Ayrshire back in 2021.
Calling themselves The Skelmorlie Clown, the clown has allegedly been leaving red balloons around the area, another reference to the King book.
No one knows the identity of the figure, though it has been rumoured to be a performance stunt by adults in the village.
However, on a Facebook page bearing the name Cole Deimos, the clown posted a clip online in which they respond to media reports that they have left Skelmorlie locals terrified.
According to reports, pictures and videos of the figure posing on darkened streets in the area have previously been uploaded to social media but then deleted.
Police in Scotland are said to be aware of these eerie posts.
The new video sees the clown ominously wandering through the Scottish village at night with a red balloon, while speaking in rhyme.
Pennywise-like clown terrifying village dares police to catch them in creepy online clip
Titled “A message to the media”, the clip opens:
“Well, well, well, I’ve made the news again. Should I smile for the cameras with my ‘hideous’ grin?
“Or maybe Pauline’s right. Perhaps I’ve gone away. ‘Too much heat.’ What a stupid thing to say.
“To answer your question, yes James, they do. If you come to visit, then you’ll float too.
“The police have been informed. Do you think that I care? They’d have to catch me first anyway and yes, that’s a dare.
“They called me ‘killer clown’. Why don’t you leave the jokes to me. The only thing that’s dying is your credibility.”
Referencing journalists who have previously covered The Skelmorlie Clown, the figure added: “Don’t believe what your told. This clown doesn’t want fame, glory or gold.
“He just wants to play in this so-called ‘sleepy town’. So, come and join in and learn to fear The Skelmorlie Clown.”
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Images via Facebook/Cole Deimos