My most irrational fear is a fear of clowns. It even sounds funny. I’m not sure when it started. My mom collected clowns for many years. I’m so glad she moved on to collecting lighthouses.
I was more afraid of a clown being the boogeyman than dealing with a real boogeyman. I don’t even like to think about it. I can’t even talk about the movie “It” too much. After watching it, I couldn’t sleep for weeks. (Why was that kid talking to a clown in the sewer anyway?)
There can be something a little sinister about a person wearing a mask. Or maybe it’s the red nose. Or the big floppy shoes.
Whatever it is, I realize that the fear is irrational. Someday maybe I’ll get help for it. Until then I will be staying away from the circus.
I don’t even like putting this clown picture on here. Hopefully, other people will see the point. There is some creep factor even in the most innocent looking clowns. 🙂
I borrowed this photo. Clearly, I will not be taking pictures of clowns anytime soon.
I’m trying to get over my fear of clowns. The first step was to go to the circus. Second step, I had my picture taken with a clown. He hardly creeped me out at all. He might have been as scared of me as I was of him.
I also did an interview with Twiztid. They wear a lot of makeup. Very scary stuff. Maybe I’ll be able to sleep tonight. Maybe not. Let’s hope I don’t dream about clowns too much.
I agree with you. There does seem to be something a little creepy about clowns. I’m not afraid of them, but I definitely don’t want one sneaking up on me. The more I stare at them, the more their eyes and crazy hair start to look deranged.
My friend bought me a shirt that said “Can’t sleep, clowns will eat me.” I wish I still had it. 🙂 Thanks for commenting. 🙂
I am realising this fear is not uncommon. My son used to have it. This is just guessing, but it could be something to do with their unpredictability, sometimes in a bad and sinister way, that is lurking behind a child-friendly façade.
Funny, I have always loved clowns. My dad was a fan of Emmet Kelly, perhaps the most famous clown of my age, though younger than me think only of “it”. I didn’t enjoy the book, so I never watched the movie, probably my saving grace. Of course there was also Clara Bell, and I seem to remember a childs half hour show on in the morning but once we got a TV in my house, I was almost too old for those shows. Look up some happier, fun, and cute clowns online. Really, clowns can be fun.
My mom collected clowns. Emmett Kelly didn’t scare me too much. 😉