What could be scarier than clowns luring kids into the woods in one state? We'll tell you. Clowns are reportedly now luring kids into the woods in two states.
Last week, we reported on a clown luring kids into the woods down in Greenville, S.C. Now, Winston-Salem, N.C., about 175 miles northeast of Greenville, has a clown problem of its own.
According to WMAZ-TV, the man was wearing "white overalls, white gloves, red shoes with red bushy hair, a white face, and a red nose"—aka your worst nightmare—while attempting to lure children into the woods late Sunday evening. WFMY's Jessica Mensch reports that the clown offered the children "treats like candy" to persuade them. When officers arrived, witnesses say, the man ran away.
Around 12:20 a.m. Monday morning, around 4 hours after the first call, WMAZ-TV reports there was a second report of a clown just a few miles away from where the first incident occurred.
Police were reportedly unable to locate the man but will increase patrols in the area. They're aware of the similar incidents in South Carolina.
Neither police in South Carolina nor North Carolina have been able to substantiate any of the reports, but why should we let that stop us from freaking out?