Where’d All the Spooky Clowns Go?

Most movie goers and horror enthusiast have seen the hit holiday season movie, IT. If you haven’t seen IT, the movie involves a demented clown praying upon the fear of children. Despite the craze for what is a fairly well-reviewed movie about a scary clown, we haven’t seen any running in around in our neighborhoods.

Last year, there were reports of scary clowns all throughout the Carolinas, where our headquarters are located. None were spotted in the parking lot, or around the manufacturing area, but locals reported sightings of clowns everywhere else. The phenomena started in South Carolina where residents of Greenville started reporting sightings of figures in clown costumes.


The clowns did not stay in North Carolina, however. They were sighted all around the world. Britain, New Zealand, a large amount of states, and other countries all held their breaths as strange men in clown suits wandered the back alleys at night. We know you’ve probably heard of the clowns, but to think about how strange the phenomena came and went it does nothing to reduce the creepiness of it all.

To add to the mountain of eerie surrounding the clowns, many children were targeted by the clowns. Children were reportedly sought out by several clowns, no injuries were reported but emotional trauma was apparent through many of the parents. One was quoted by a local news organization saying, “My kid came running in the house screaming that there were two guys chasing him.”

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Some of the effected apparently felt the need to blame Stephen King for the clown hysteria, even though his movie wasn’t even announced yet. He posted this response on twitter. “Hey, guys, time to cool the clown hysteria–most of em are good, cheer up the kiddies, make people laugh.

How to Feel Safe in Case They Come Back?

We’re not saying the clowns are coming back, don’t worry. They’re probably gone for now. Yet, in this strange age of internet memes and collective culture events like these happen often. Murder rates actually rise every time there’s a mass murder. It’s extremely unfortunate, and the advent of social media is inevitably intertwined with it. In this information age, sometimes knowing too much can be dangerous for our society. How do you keep you and your family safe? Elephants line of Safe Rooms. Here’s a basic locker that will protect you from nearly every disaster imaginable.



Our 4×6 safe room is 4′ wide by 6′ long by 7′ high. Elephant Safe Room® Shelters a secure multi-use above ground steel residential tornado safe room.


Made of solid quarter inch steel plate, this storm shelter is designed to withstand massive abuses from mother nature and criminal activity alike. The fully welded safe rooms are able to withstand tornado force wind speeds when properly installed inside the home, garage, or even out in the open. You can install these units outside, when anchored to a properly reinforced concrete pad, for safety and security for your family. Each unit comes standard with a 36″ standard security door with a three-point security latch system, and a key-lockable deadbolt. Sheltered air vents allow air in and will keep debris out, and each units comes with an enamel coated interior and exterior to ensure a solid finish and corrosion protection for years to come. For maximum protection from tornados, be sure to view our underground storm shelters.

Elephant Safe Room® Shelters are designed and manufactured in the USA at our factory in North Carolina. We service the Southeast directly, and provide Nationwide coverage with Freight-on-Board (FOB) determined at the time of your order.