Creepy clown heatmap: is your neighborhood next?


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/18/creepy-clown-heatmap-is-your.html


#2

ugh… we’ve already gotten a call from the Superintendent of Schools about a clown sighting…

My daughter said there was a report at her Middle School and they all rushed to the windows to see and it turned out it was just “two old people with red hair”


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#4

Clowns or old Russian ladies? Honestly, who can tell anymore?


#5

Minor nitpick: this an incident map, not a heatmap. There haven’t been enough incidents to generate a proper heatmap.

Also, most of these tend to be unconfirmed sightings, vague threats, and hoaxes. This is just mass hysteria that doesn’t even deserve a map.


#6

It looks like my neighborhood has already been hit. Darn. I was prepared to step up.


#7

nevada is apparently clown free, whoohoo


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#9

Notice the lack of sightings in the midwest that is full of armed rural folk with vast swaths of lands one could… hide things in…

:wink:


#10

I’m thinking that a few maced clowns will end the trend.


#11

My 8yo came home and told me that some of her friends went “clown hunting” at recess and found a bag with a dead bat, a magic wand, and “some other stuff” in it. And the superintendent did send out a letter – unrelated to their findings – If you read between the lines it said “You’re all idiots. Calm the fuck down about the clowns.”


#12

Stephen King’s IT…we all said before the bloodiest game of tag ever.


#13

You probably didn’t mean this, but I’ll pretend you did:


#14

Maybe just as well they didn’t include this one. The first school mentioned is in my neighborhood. To hear two neighbor kids at the bus stop tell it, there were murders at the high school. I asked them “where did you hear that?! There’s no police here this morning, no news vans…” They said their cousin told them. I said, “oh, well then, your cousin!” Some kids at my son’s elementary school started yelling about seeing clowns outside the window.


#15

That too.


#16

Here you go


#17

The sightings in well-armed urban areas strike me as being more dangerous for the clownee.

You may need to define mid-west a bit better. I note a sighting in a place rural enough to be named by the county in Missouri.


#18

And here you go.

Apparently creepy clowns subscribe to Martha Stewart Living and like furry porn.


#19

I like the incident map better. The red dots look like clown noses.


#20

Read the incident reports. It’s a literal heatmap.