Atlas Obscura tells us about Rolla, Missouri, police detective Adam Meyer, who made a thorough investigation into local reports of killer clowns. And posted his findings on Facebook. Here’s a small part.
While I was talking to the person who made the recording he introduced me to the clown who was in the video. Needless to say, I survived the encounter. He also was nice enough to let me take a picture of the mask that he was wearing in the movie. They’re both just normal guys who were playing a joke on the girls. I asked the young man where he got the mask but I already knew. Has anybody else found it somewhat of a coincidence that right as Wal-Mart and other major retailers began to sell Halloween costumes is when all of these creepy clowns started to pop up?The full Facebook post details his investigation, which pretty much uncovers all the reasons one might see a killer clown in Rolla. Besides, you know, viral marketing for a movie about a killer clown. Or another movie. Or even a short film.