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"Why do some people have a fear of clowns"

Updated on September 13, 2009

"Why do some have fear of clowns"

This my Jinxy clown, I think she's adorable, but that's me and because I have no fear of clowns.
This my Jinxy clown, I think she's adorable, but that's me and because I have no fear of clowns.

"Why do some people have fear of clowns"

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns, and I wonder why some people this genuine fear of clowns. I have a sister that has a genuine fear of clowns, I asked her why was she afraid of clowns because I ever knew she was before. she told me that she didn't really know why, just that she had never had a geunine fondness for clowns of any kind.

I also have a grand daughter that have the same fear of clowwns and it make you wonder, where is all this coming from. she told me her fears begin with the movie call It", which was a movie about a clown that was klling young children for what ever reason; and that's how her fears became real. I think it's ridiculous, but who am I, I'm no one to pass judgement on anyone.

I think clowns are unique, colorful and exciting but Like I said, I am no one. As you might have seen from my paintings, I like to paint clowns, I have painted atleast three different kinds of clowns and I think Jinxy is my cutest one. It has been proven that people do suffer form coulrophobia, which is a genuine fear of clowns.

I would suggest that anyone suffering from this phobia to seek out mental health, so they can over come this fear of clowns.

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      Adrienne F Manson 7 years ago from Atlanta

      Hi Creativeone, the fear of clowns has always puzzled me. That one I totally do not get, and do not understand why someone would be afraid of clowns. I totally get it--if the fear was after that saw the movie "It" that was one scary dude.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks and thanks for stopping by my hub. creativeone59

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      I've heard of indidviduals with this fear. I just never knew the name of it. Good hub. I think your painting is cute.

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