As Many As Four Clown Sightings in South Carolina

Reports of more sightings of creepy clowns in South Carolina.

The details have inconsistent, except the fact that unidentified individuals dressed as clowns are haunting Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Some reports have the clowns with masks, others painted faces.

On September 1st, a woman at the Canaan Pointe Apartments in Spartanburg saw a person dressed as a clown in her backyard. She was able to get a picture before the clown disapeared into the woods, but the photo is too dark to make anything out.


Canaan Point Apartments are 35 miles from the Fleetwood Manor sighting which involved up to 30 children seeing a clown with a green laser pointer.

On Friday September 2nd, police were called to investigate a clown sighting on Rutherford Road, about 8 miles north of the Fleetwood Manor Apartments.

An additional report from the 31st of August has a clown creeping around near the Park Haywood Apartments on Congaree Road, located between Rutherford Road and the Fleetwood Manor Apartments.

“the suspicious person did not make any action, just stood and stared.”

The clown was described as a male, between ages 35 and 45, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds.Witness describes the suspicious person as wearing a white swimmer’s cap with red hair coming out of the sides, white face paint with a red painted line around his mouth.

The clown was wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt, white gloves, white balloon pants and black boots. The smell of ‘house paint’ was also reported, an interesting detail.

More Creepy Clowns

Gags the ClownLess than a month after Gags the Creepy Clown was photographed creeping on the streets of Green Bay, another creepy clown news story has surfaced.

Several children at the Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina have reported a clown trying to lure them into the woods behind the apartments. The clown was seen by as many as 30 children and reported to possibly have a green laser pointer. Local police say they haven’t found anyone or anything, but they wouldn’t would they?

Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina where the creepy clown has been reported.

Creepy Clowns

Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman has a very interesting post on his Copycat Effect BlogSpot detailing a recent ‘flap’ of Creepy or Phantom Clowns in the Chicago area.

Since early October, numerous reports of a Clown accosting and possibly trying to abduct children have been coming from around the city. Described as “dressed in a multi-colored clown suit with a mask or white face paint, a red nose and a teardrop on his cheek” the clown has left the scene in a van. No arrests have been made.
Chicago Tribune Article – 10/08/08

In Coleman’s Mysterious America, he described a similar Creepy Clown flap in 1981, stretching from Boston to Kansas City, five years before Stephen King’s book IT brought us Pennywise The Clown.

Add this ‘come back’ to the return of the Stephenville Texas UFOs and the New Sideways Walking Gnome Sighting and even if the 14th was a bit disappointing, October 2008 has been a great month for the return of the weird.