Thursday, February 16, 2006

I Hate Clowns

I have a serious clown phobia. The technical term for this is coulrophobia. I’m not talking about just disliking them. When I say phobia, I mean, I hate clowns. I don’t know exactly when the true phobia began. I never liked clowns as a kid, but something happened to me around 18 years old, and the dislike, turned in to terror.

Maybe it was Stephen King’s book, IT, which featured a demonic clown who lived in the sewer system and ate little children. Or, maybe it was the clown doll in the movie Poltergeist, which hid under the bed and attacked a little boy. Or, maybe it’s just the fact that they’re creepy…with their painted on smiles and white faces.

Whatever the cause, they make my skin crawl. They scare the woohoo out of me. Evidently, I’m not the only person who suffers such distress.


Check out www.ihateclowns.com and see for yourself!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too funny! I like the t-shirt on the web site, Can't sleep, clowns will eat me....

Valentino said...

I don't care for clowns either, and yes they are a bit creepy. My son cried when we took him to Air Bud, which had a mean clown as the villain. I can't figure out the purpose of clowns. They are not funny and they are usually stupid.