The Great Clown Panic of 2016 spread to another American state yesterday, as a clown spooked people in Michigan.
[S]omeone in a clown costume was seen prowling a Big Rapids neighborhood. Big Rapids police were called to Colburn Avenue just before midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
According to the report, a creeped-out witness says the clown in a blue costume with reddish pink hair just stood there eerily looking at people across the street, before running off into the trees behind a house.
The Big Rapids Police Department is actively looking for the clown.
Did this really happen, or was it a prank, or did someone imagine it? Hard to say in this fast-moving Gothic-themed cultural panic.
(thanks to Sam Rose and John Kellden)