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Urban Legend: The Clown Statue

Updated on December 15, 2010

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns

As strange as it maybe, people have a fear for clowns. This urban legend gives logic to that fear.

  • Version One

One night a couple decided that they could use a break so they made plans to go out for dinner. They hired a babysitter that a friend of theirs had suggested. Once the teenager arrives the father requests that after she puts their children to sleep that she goes into their bedroom and watch some TV. They had recently just moved into their home so a lot of the house had yet to have been completed. He doesn't want her to wander around the house where she could knock stuff over.

Soon the parents leave and she puts the kids to sleep. She does as the father says and watches TV in their bedroom, or at least she tries. She is too disturbed by the clown statue to focus. Eventually, she gets too creeped out by the statue and calls the father.

"Hey. Sorry to bother you but do you think it would be okay if I covered the clown statue. It is really freaking me out."

The father's frightened response was,"Grab the kids and get out of the house now. Go to the neighbors. We will be there soon."

"What? Why?"

"Please just go."

She agreed and gathered the kids. They waited at the neighbors for a few minutes before the police and the parents arrived. They explained to her that they did not own a clown statue. The children had talked about a clown watching them sleep but they thought they were just having bad dreams.

The police capture the clown who was really a mentally unstable midget. He had been living in their house for awhile. Since it was so large he was able to sneak around without being seen. The midget had been in the parent's room and couldn't leave without the babysitter seeing so he froze and pretended to be a statue.

Analysis

This version has subtle hints of pedophilia. The man is dressed up as a clown and most kids are naturally intrigued by them. They do weird balloon tricks and wear a lot of happy make up so they must be good right?

Reason two is that he was watching them sleep. In some variations of this he even touches them and tries to get them to interact with him before he is discovered. Sometimes the children do not see the clown but they report being touched in a bad way by something in their room. Hm, and it's a wonder why nobody likes clowns..

  • Version Two

A teenage girl is hired to watch a couple's newborn. She has never babysat for the couple before since that was the first time they ever left their child with a sitter. She is sure to check on the baby constantly. After a few times though she notices a life-size clown in the rocking chair staring at her. The parents call her to check on the baby. She brings up the clown statue because she was really bothered by it. The parents tell her that they don't have a clown statue and call the police immediately. Once he is arrested they find that he is a sex offender. He was going to wait for the babysitter to fall asleep before attacking her.

Analysis

This one is slightly different from the others. The clown has his attention on the babysitter instead of the child. He was located in the baby's nursery but she was going to that room a lot. She would have obviously noticed him if he followed her everywhere she went. Another way this one is different from the rest is that he wanted to rape her, not kill her. Though killing her could have come after but that was not his main focus.

 

  • Version Three (Spread through Email and text)

The parents needed a break so they called their most trusted babysitter to watch their children. They were already in their beds when she arrived so her job was pretty easy. The babysitter had planned to do her homework but had left her history book at home. She decided to watch TV to pass the time but their wasn't cable downstairs. She calls the parents and asks if it is okay to watch something in their bedroom. They tell her it isn't a problem. Before she hangs up she also requests if she could cover the clown statue because it was making her nervous, she didn't like clowns. The father, who she was talking to, told her to take the children and get out of the house because they didn't have a clown statue.

The clown murdered her and the children before they could escape. The clown had been a killer who had escaped from jail.

At the end of the text or email it reads...

if you don't re-post to 10 people within 5 minutes the clown will be standing next to your bed at 3:00am with a knife in his hand....

Analysis

Talk about creepy! Of course everyone knows chain-letters are fake. I am sure a few people refuse to take any chances and send it to everyone in their contacts anyway. The clown in this story didn't have much of a goal other than killing them. Maybe they would have survived if the babysitter hadn't of realized he was real but that isn't very likely.


Every single one of these versions are incredibly disturbing. If you dissect this urban legend you can see how twisted this story is. This just shows you never really know when you should fear something or not.

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      dugbreth 

      7 years ago

      :) like (y) x

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      i love you yes you right there looking at the screen :)  

      7 years ago

      i think clowns are incredibly funny :L xxxxxxxxxx

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      abeman 

      7 years ago

      i don't like clowns

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      ;)  

      7 years ago

      i have a bad fear of clowns pictures don't bother me its seeing them in person i don't know why when i was young i had a birthday party and my mum ordered a clown when he came he tried to take me up for some tricks but i refused and started hitting him i hate clowns there fat and scary

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      G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S 

      7 years ago

      I HATE clowns :I

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      mythbuster 

      7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Yuk - I hate clowns. lol

      Nice hub.

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      maven101 

      8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Voted up for an entertaining read...My clowns have always been benign...Emmet Kelly and Red Skelton come to mind...Thank you for this...Larry

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