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Stuff that's scarier than California's evil clowns

Rebecca Bracken is a news and views writer.






Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

It started in Wasco, California, reportedly as some kind of freaky art project.

This scary clown would just appear on random street corners in the middle of the night. People, needless to say, were a little alarmed. Now armed copycat evil clowns are stalking Bakersfield, California. I don't know what performance-artist-slash-complete-idiot thought terrifying an entire community might accomplish, but they've certainly gotten everyone's attention.

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

Photo credit: WascoClown/Instagram

These clowns are dealing with a public constantly connected to the internet — home of the freakiest and scariest stuff on the planet. So, evil clowns, do you think you have what it takes to scare us more than these things? Better bring your "A" game to stack up against these hair raisers.

1. Slenderman is one of the scariest internet memes ever. Scarier than evil clowns?

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

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2. Is this dog dressed like a giant spider scarier than the creepy clown project?

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

Photo credit: SA Wardega/YouTube

3. Are Juggalos scarier than evil clowns on the street at night? Insane Clown Posse cornered the creepy-clown vibe way before Wasco.

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

Photo credit: Juggalos and Juggalettes

Even more frightening is to consider just how many Juggalos really are out there.

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

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4. Any lady on the Bad Girls Club could probably handle those evil clowns with the flick of an acrylic.

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

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5. Those dolls from that upcoming Annabelle movie are pretty pee-in-your-pants scary too.

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

Photo credit: Moviefone.com

6. Human cat eye swaps certainly make a compelling argument for banning Photoshop.

Are the clowns stalking California towns scarier than these things?

Photo credit: Imgur

So what do you think? Do any of the above make the cut? Are any of these things scarier than the evil Wasco or Bakersfield clowns? Do you have your own nominee? Bikini wax or Ebola perhaps? Let 'em rip in the comments.

In the meantime, it should be noted the cops aren't amused by the clowns trying to scare the bejeezus out of people; they're on the lookout for Mr. Scary Clown. If you live in one of these areas and have a tip, call it in.

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