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Coulrophobia

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia. The prefix 'coulro' comes from the ancient Greek word for 'one who goes on stilts.' Early in the appallingly...

Everything You Need To Know About The Creepy Clown Craze

Outspeak | Posted 10.31.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Since "It" and Gacy, killer clowns have invaded the public consciousness with plenty of movies, TV shows, and books to fuel our nightmares. Now, it's spread into real life and it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.

It's No Coincidence That The Creepy-Clown Craze Erupted Right Before The U.S. Election

Jan Rebuschat | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Jan Rebuschat

Clowns are currently scaring people across the world. I talked to Josh Zeman, a filmmaker and expert on urban legends, about this phenomenon.

Stop The Bum Rap On CLOWNS

Eric Trules | Posted 10.21.2016 | Comedy
Eric Trules

You know what really gets my goat these days? The bum rap CLOWNS are getting in the press... and in our society in general. And I don't mean the polit...

The Reason You’re Afraid Of Clowns, According To Psychologists

Health.com | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Julia Naftulin This is an actual text message I received from a friend last week: “What if I get attacked by a clown on my walk home from the sub...

My Husband, The Non-Scary Professional Clown

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.06.2016 | Weird News
Galina Nemirovsky

Clown stories are flooding the evening news and our social media feeds are blowing up with grotesque clown memes and photos. Folks love to jump on a good bully bandwagon and this one is no different - until it goes too far.

Man Allegedly Fires AR-15 To Scare Dogwalker He Mistook For Clown

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.08.2016 | Weird News

A man accused of shooting an AR-15 into the air near a woman walking a dog allegedly did so because he mistook her for a clown. Police in Bardstown, K...

Even Stephen King Thinks Those Creepy Clown Sightings Are Scary

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Weird News

(Reuters) - A spate of creepy clown sightings in South Carolina has perplexed police and worried parents, but their frightening appearance was no surp...

Coulrophobia is Real

Melissa Palmer | Posted 03.21.2016 | Comedy
Melissa Palmer

Lest you ever think the fear of clowns is a made up thing, it isn't. It's not even a fear in my case, but an overwhelming feeling of unease or the urg...

Would You Sleep in Nevada's Creepy Clown Motel?

The Lineup | Posted 11.11.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Bethany / Flickr By Orrin Grey It may sound like the setup of a freaky book by Stephen King or R.L. Stine, but the Clown Motel is very real....

Circus and the Healing Balm of Laughter

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

As I tour the country, I often have the opportunity to visit children in the hospital as part of the community outreach efforts of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. These hospital visits always serve to remind me to be thankful for my physical health.

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

Jennifer Lopez Handles Confetti Bomb Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

A little confetti can't break J.Lo's stride. Jennifer Lopez was confetti bombed by a clown while walking through LAX on Tuesday. The 45-year-old, ...

The Oddball and the Spa Goddesses

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

A recent Idaho winter lasted about three years, so I packed my hide-all black swimsuit, new black sandals, and glue-on fake toenails and headed south to a spa near the ocean.

A Brooklyn Clown Is Living His Dream

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Every clown has a story about when they knew they wanted to be a clown. Perhaps it was that first trip to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, or an insatiable desire to affect others through laughter.

A Scholarly Defense of Class Clowns

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Psychologists, well-meaning intellectuals, and exasperated teachers will claim that the class clown is a disruptive, annoying problem-child who is disguising deep emotional pain by acting like an amateur comedian just to get attention.

Dozens Of Mexican Clowns Make A Religious Pilgrimage

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

Dozens of professional clowns took the streets of Mexico City on Tuesday to express devotion for their country’s patron saint, the Lady of Guadalupe...

What Scares Me More Than Halloween

Beth Bartlett | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Beth Bartlett

I was lightly dozing in my chair to the canned laughter of yet another Two and a Half Men late-night rerun when the voices demanded my attention: "We...

10 Places You Shouldn't Go If You Have Phobias

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

In this, our most macabre month, we're taking a look at 10 places known for the kind of spectacles that many people would travel the world to see ... and a few would go to any lengths to avoid.

An Expert Explains Why You're Scared Of Clowns

www.vulture.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

Horror is a genre that constantly reinvents itself, yet certain tropes have remained in place for decades. The demon-possessed doll in "The Conjuring...

Pitiful Clown Singing 'Hallelujah' Is A Strange Kind Of Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a haunting song, but it took on an even more poignant tone when sung by a 7-foot-tall clown named Puddles Pity Party. ...

Clowns Are Freaking Out Over 'American Horror Story'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

Theses guys definitely aren't clowning around. Clowns of America International, a real club for amateur and professional clowns, is speaking out ag...

Theater's Clown Princes Deliver Fresh Hilarity in ACT's Old Hats

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.18.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Has ACT's Geary Theater ever rocked with laughter to match the roars that greeted Bill Irwin, David Shiner and friends at the opening of Old Hats, which just kicked off the company's 2014-15 season?

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Good news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.

Clowns Without Borders Brings Its Act To Conflict Zones To Let Kids Just Be Kids

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact

Clowns, acrobats, aerial artists and refugee camps. One of these things is not like the other. But nonprofit Clowns Without Borders is looking to upen...