Scary AF Clowns Would Appear to Be Taking Over This Wisconsin Town

Nightmare material.

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For reasons not entirely, clowns are still a thing. Sometimes they work children's birthday parties, which is terrifying. Sometimes they make faceless balloon animals for tips, which is also terrifying. For their latest endeavor, clowns would appear to be running amok in Waukesha, Wisconsin just for the sheer horror of it. If you're not interested in sleeping tonight (or ever again), peep the pose this clown in an orange jumpsuit apparently mastered by practicing it all across the Milwaukee suburb:

Waukesha residents are buzzing about a "clown" spotted around town at night in recent days. #WISN12 at 10.

— Nick Bohr (@NickBohrWISN) November 24, 2015

Nick Bohr's decision to place the word "clown" in quotations is crucial, as Waukesha Police Sgt. Jerry Habanek confirmed to the Journal Sentinel that this specific clown was "a 15-year-old boy who is developmentally delayed" and simply enjoyed the reactions of people (see: everyone) who got spooked by his choice of attire. Habanek also clarified that "none of the clowns are doing anything illegal," though he agreed the behavior would most certainly qualify as "odd." Case solved? Nightmares paused?

Apparently not, because, well, just look at this:

#Waukesha PD now believe "Joker-type" #clown seen on @carrollu campus is copycat of teen dressing as clown nearby.

— Nick Bohr (@NickBohrWISN) November 24, 2015

By the best estimates of the equally terrified minds over at Uproxx, this nonsense has been going on for "weeks" and the identity or motive for the so-called "copycat" clown above hasn't been confirmed. Naturally, no one plans on ceasing the freak-outs anytime soon:

For anyone who's in Waukesha does anybody notice the clown in a jumpsuit who stands and stares on Main street everyday for the past week

— Idiot (@bigpapirochaaa) November 11, 2015

Clowns, man. Sleep tight.

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