Those creepy clown stories that started in South Carolina are spreading to Georgia, with two recent clown encounters being reported there.
On Tuesday morning, three children were walking to school when three people dressed as clowns appeared out of the woods near their home. The clowns were wearing face paint and shining lasers.
“They’re still shaken up. My oldest daughter, she’s the big sister of all four of them, she’s shaking in her jacket. When I was hugging her she was shaking and she’s in the mentor’s program, on the softball team, and JLC. She doesn’t want to go to school and my children love school,” said Aisha Thompson, the children’s mother.
“I was very scared, I started crying, I didn’t know how we were gonna get home so we just tried to go to everybody we could to get a ride and one lady gave us one,” said Marlon Patterson, Thompson’s youngest.
What’s more, the kids had been receiving Facebook messages from people with clowns as their profile pictures which said, “I will find you.”
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the clown sighting.
Earlier, on Saturday, a woman was followed by two people dressed as clowns in a white pickup truck after filling her car with gas at a Flash Foods on N. Columbus Street in Milledgeville.
Nikita Sherman said that she noticed the truck following close behind and so she pulled off of the highway, thinking that they wanted to pass her. But when she pulled around the gas station, she saw four people in jeans and clown face paint approaching her car, and she sped off.
Thankfully, her cousin lived close by, and she drove to his house to stay until she felt safe enough to resume her drive home.
— Emily Swecker (@EmilyWGXA) September 13, 2016