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By Hilde Kate Lysiak
They maybe creepy but they aren’t clowns.
Among all the creepy clown rumors in Selinsgrove, Sara Moore, director of the Clown Conservatory in San Francisco CA, is standing up for real clowns.
People wearing creepy clown masks do not deserve to call themselves clowns, according to Moore.
“Bad individuals wearing masks who are scaring people. Those individuals are not “clowns” just like someone wearing a scary nurse costume is not a real “nurse,” Sara Moore told the OSN.
Creepy Clown hysteria has hit Selinsgrove.
A creepy clown appeared at the football game between the Selinsgrove Seals versus Berwick Bulldogs, according to a report to the Selinsgrove Police Department. No arrests were made and no further information was available, but for the past two weeks sightings of people dressed in clown costumes have many residents on edge.
The rumors of creepy clowns have spread so far that kids sometimes go out searching for them at night. At Selinsgrove High School, some kids go “clown hunting,” according to an OSN tipster where they wonder the streets in search of scary clowns. In September social media went wild with rumors that a creepy clown was spotted outside of the Selinsgrove library. The Orange Street News investigated the claims. Library workers told the OSN that the reports were false.
An Orange Street investigation has found no evidence that people dressed up like clowns are lurking around Selinsgrove. It is also perfectly legal to dress up like a clown, so long as the clown isn’t hurting people.
‘’Please know that we who are professional clowns are very upset by the misuse of clown images and even the word “clown” itself. Bad people wearing scary makeup or masks are not clowns. They are using elements of clown faces to be scary and mean. But they are not actual Clowns!” added Moore.