A lot of people I know are afraid of clowns, but for some reason I adore them. I even dressed as one for Halloween when I was in the first grade.
Staten Island had been intrigued by a mysterious clown that had been appearing there earlier this week. The clown was seen holding balloons and lurking behind trees, and there were even photos posted to social media of it standing near the Grasmere and Richmond Valley train station, according to SILive.
He actually looked a lot like Pennywise, “the dancing clown from write Stephen King’s horror novel ‘It.'” King even posted this on Twitter: “Pennywise spotted on Staten Island. Do I get royalties?”
Believe it or not, but the Staten Island Clown even showed up at at the tail end of Staten Island’s Monsignor Farrell High School production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” yesterday. It’s one thing if the clown is outside somewhere, but it’s another if he comes on stage during a high school play, right?
Here’s a video of him showing up on stage at the high school:
Everyone in Staten Island can sleep peacefully now because the clown has been unmasked. It turns out that the mastermind behind the clown is actually Fuzz on Lens Productions. Click here for their post on Twitter about it.
This morning, they told Elvis Duran on Z100 (an awesome radio station!) that they had created the clown. “We treated this as a film within itself… we treated him as a character and the world was our production.”
All good things must come to an end, I guess, because they then said, “We wound up going to cemetery and putting the clown to rest.”