Worst Fears Comes True for Town Terrorized by 'Spooky Clown'

Can you imagine living every moment of your day in constant, unshakable fear of running into a evil-looking red-haired clown holding a bouquet of balloons?

Worst Fears Comes True for Town Terrorized by 'Spooky Clown'S

Well, that is the exact description of daily life for the residents of Northampton, England, who are presently being terrorized by a "spooky clown" of unknown origin.

Local police have issued a warning following multiple sighting of the costumed creep — or creeps — and at least two hashtags have been created to track the Stephen King fanatic's every move.

A Facebook page claiming to be associated with the Northampton Clown has debunked several popular rumors related to the stunt, including that it is being perpetrated by teenagers, that it is a promotion for the popular "scare attraction" Dr. Fright's Night, and that it is part of a set-up for the filming of a mockumentary about a "local clown."

Meanwhile, the phenomenon has prompted at least one mild-mannered citizen to take matters into his own hands and dub himself The Clown Catcher — the world's most specialized superhero.

Worst Fears Comes True for Town Terrorized by 'Spooky Clown'

[H/T: The Atlantic Wire, photos via Twitter]