Frightening ‘Clown’ Scares the Daylights Out of Staten Islanders with Late Night Strolls

A clown was spotted in Graniteville last Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Michael Leavy)
A clown was spotted in Graniteville last Thursday. “He was just waving and holding balloons, he may have been giving them out to people if they walked by, not sure. I just drove by and took a picture and he waved at me and then I left,” said Michael Leavy. (Photo courtesy of Michael Leavy)

We at the Observer would advise skipping this story if you plan on sleeping without horrific nightmares ever again.

If social media is to be believed, there is a man dressed as a clown wandering around Staten Island at night. Witnesses describe him as bald, wearing a trademark blue and yellow clown suit, holding balloons and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

The clown, which has reportedly been spotted hanging around the Grasmere and Richmond Valley train stations according to the SI Advance, has been snapped three times and uploaded to Twitter and Instagram, providing both internet buzz and nightmare fuel.

“He was just kinda standing there waving like he is in the picture,” Westerleigh resident Vincent Innocente told the paper of his experience meeting the poor-man’s Pennywise on Sunday.

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SOURCE: New York Observer