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Irrational fear of . . . Clowns. Funny and creepy.

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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.

Update:

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.

http://thestingofthescorpion.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/a-twiztid-interview-13-12-questions/

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