Ahead of It, Pennsylvania police predict possible return of creepy clown sightings
The Stephen King film adaptation is already scaring people
We made it out of the Clown Hysteria of 2016 that engulfed most of the United States last fall. But, in light of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, which opens Sept. 8, Pennsylvania State Police warn there could be a whole new wave of Pennywises running around.
The department released a community safety bulletin, warning residents about a possible return of the creepy clowns.
“With the fall of 2017 upon us, it is anticipated that similar ‘creepy clown’ sightings could be reported starting as soon as September, in part due to the fact that the movie ‘It’ will be released in theaters on 9/8/2017,” the bulletin reads.
Last year, sightings of people dressed as evil clowns were reported in several states near forested areas or schools, with some describing the clowns as trying to luring children into the woods. Some sightings turned out to be harmless pranks, and others ended up being false reports.