Moscow sees right through clowns' antics to the horror underneath:
Цель выходок британских «клоунов» - вызвать испуг и недоумение.
(The goal of British "clowns"' tricks - to cause fear and bewilderment)
San Francisco schools went into lockdown during a clown fear wave, and have now claimed the FBI is looking into things.
Clown sightings have been reported throughout the Bay Area all week, most menacingly in Concord, where a mother reported a "creepy clown" tried to kidnap her 1-year-old child on Wednesday afternoon.
The woman kicked the clown in the shin and the person fled. No suspects had been located as of today, according to Concord police.
The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety said on Friday tthat officers have responded to nine clown sightings in the last three days, though nothing criminal is suspected. Sonoma State University has responded to clown sightings as well as an unrelated person in a gorilla suit, according to Rohnert Park police.
(That's the second time there's been a clown-gorilla connection; here's the first.)
Speaking of helpful entities, Altas Obscura offers a new map of American clown sightings.