Stephen King discusses real-life clown sightings in North Carolina

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Famed horror and supernatural author Stephen King weighed in on the clown sightings in North Carolina to the Bangor Daily News this week.

King’s novel, “IT,” features a supernatural being that takes the form of a clown to prey on children. In the Bangor Daily News’ article, King emailed the newspaper to say people dressed as clowns are apt to reoccur through the years.

“I suspect it’s a kind of low-level hysteria, like Slender Man, or the so-called Bunny Man, who purportedly lurked in Fairfax County, Virginia, wearing a white hood with long ears and attacking people with a hatchet or axe,” King said to the newspaper. “The clown furor will pass, as these things do, but it will come back, because under the right circumstances, clowns really can be terrifying.”

Read more: Greensboro News & Record