Fear of Clowns

  • Bound4Muscle

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    Apr 17, 2010 10:16 AM GMT
    Help ! I can't even look at a clown, much less be near one, without absolute terror. Not cute ones, not funny ones, and especially not the scarry ones.

    I had found and bought a T-shirt that has the words " Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me" on it. When I wore it out one night at a bar, I was approached by so many people, telling me "OMG -they knew exactly what that meant, and where can they buy a shirt like that"?.

    Recently, I went to go see the play Pagliacci. I had gfreat seats, like 5th row. Every time that f-n clown came out, I experienced sheer mortal terror, got nauseous, thought I was going to pee in my pants, had to close my eyes and fight from running out of the theatre, screaming. ( Loved the song, but hated the clown. )

    Needless to say, Drag Queens have the same effect.

    Anybody else have a fear of clowns?.

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    Apr 17, 2010 11:01 AM GMT
    Only thing worse than clowns? Dolls. With their creepy porcelain hands and fluttering eyes.

    One morning I woke up to find a clown doll sitting on my belly. I hate my friends. icon_evil.gif
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    Apr 17, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
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    Hope this helps you to get over your fear of clowns. Sure did mine.
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    Apr 17, 2010 12:17 PM GMT
    Can't imagine why. You been to a shrink? Sounds like a pretty serious mental health issue.
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    Apr 17, 2010 12:42 PM GMT
    I don't have this fear, but I can easily understand why people do. Some weirdo in enough make-up to put KISS to shame jumping around, getting in your face, and acting obnoxious and loud... I could see how that would set a kid on edge. I could also see how it would send a kid over the edge if he is surrounded by kids who are laughing at the clown's antics while he is scared out of his mind at this painted up monstrosity in front of him. Yeah, that could be grounds for a good ol' fashioned phobia.
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    Apr 17, 2010 12:48 PM GMT
    I'll admit, I'm slightly uncomfortable around clowns. I think this is fairly common... well at least I know several people that are scared or uncomfortable around them as well.
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    Apr 17, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    Clowns have always freaked me out since childhood. Consequently, I think it transformed into my adult "fear" of drag queens. They're kind of like glammed-up clowns, right?
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    Apr 17, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    BigmanC03 saidClowns have always freaked me out since childhood. Consequently, I think it transformed into my adult "fear" of drag queens. They're kind of like glammed-up clowns, right?


    Haha! Drag queens intimidate me just as much as clowns.icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif
    I think the scariest type of clowns are the ones who don't speak but just stare into your soul, smile and flow you around.icon_eek.gif

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    Apr 17, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulrophobia

    I have to say that I really am not phased by clowns at all. They are just people with funny make up on. What's so scary about them? It might be useful to figure out what causes the phobia by thinking about what you THINK about when you see a clown, what you associate them with, etc. Whatever happened to you as a kid doesnt have to follow you thru life!
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    Apr 17, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
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    They not so bad...... icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 17, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    How can Milky be scary?
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    Apr 17, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    Why would you go to a play called Pagliacci if you are scared of clowns?
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    Apr 17, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    clowns are boring
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    Apr 17, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    i fucking hate clowns. when i was really little i remember being pushed in a stroller on a boardwalk, and my mom was like, "oh look! a clown!" so i looked over, saw the beast, and turned my head the other way and pretended to be asleep. then the clown came over and was honking his horn. i almost crapped my pants.

    drag queens kind of remind me of clowns, which is why they have the tendency to scare me. it's not like a huge fear, i just feel uneasy around clowns. and drag queens.
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    Apr 17, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidHow can Milky be scary?
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    This would've scared the gay-ness out of me if I've seen this when I was 10 yo.icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 17, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    Not of clowns, but a great fear of circus tents! It started when I was 4. A large tract of wooded land near our home was cleared for a housing development, and before construction began, it was rented out to a traveling circus for a week or so. My father walked me over from our house to attend it, so I can honestly say the circus once came to my own back yard!

    And while we were inside the big top watching a trapeze act from the bleachers, a strong wind blew up outside and the canvas roof began to billow up and the tent sides flap and lift a little, the ropes creaking and the tent poles swaying a little. The audience made an "OHHHH!" sound and it scared me quite a bit, not knowing what was happening, if the huge tent would collapse on us.

    For many years afterwards being inside a big tent would spook me, a bit of a problem when I entered the Army and had to spend time in large field tents (smaller tents weren't a problem, and I even owned a few for personal camping). Another consequence is that I'm also uncomfortable looking up inside a hot air balloon from a gondola.

    These situations always cause me to experience a flashback image to that circus tent, sitting next to my father as the canvas ballooned out. I don't panic and my anxiety level is much less today than it once was, but I always get that reaction.
  • ursa_minor

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    Apr 17, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    we have a sizzling hot clown inhouse Muscleclown, maybe he can help you dispell your phobia icon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/Muscleclown
  • camofchris

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    Apr 17, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    Clowns: so fun and innocent. Then the writers had to go messing it all up, twisting them into our worst nightmare. The female clowns don't bother me so much. The males do. Not really a fear, just creapy.

    What really gets under my skin, though, are dolls (i.e. clowns or anything else with eyes). The thought of anything not breathing, staring at me, weirds me out.

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    Apr 17, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    blue_ahli saidwe have a sizzling hot clown inhouse Muscleclown, maybe he can help you dispell your phobia icon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/Muscleclown

    Well isn't that interesting! And appeared on Sex in the City.
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    Apr 17, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    When I was 11, we moved into this house where this weird family was living. Anyway, I found a picture of a naked clown sitting on a toilet, penis showing and all. So I have a tendency to think of clowns as being perverted, but definitely not a threat. That's all icon_smile.gif
  • jrs1

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    Apr 17, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    I can't do clowns ... clowns can be so creepy:

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    Apr 17, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    i'm not afraid of clowns...and i've never thought they were funny either. while everyone around me was laughing at 50 of them getting out of a volkswagen, i was thinking, "wtf?" are you supposed to laugh "with" them, or "at" them?

    i have no idea what the attraction is to clowns. red noses: stupid. giant shoes: dumb. wild red hair: ridiculous. stupid laugh: stupider.

    now life-sized dolls, like the 3 foot tall one my sister had, now THAT's fucking scary. she would just sit in the corner (the doll, not my sister), and stare. endlessly staring and i swore, no matter where i moved, she was staring at me...waiting for me to fall asleep...patiently, quietly, waiting...chucky was the scariest movie i have ever seen because that image of the murderous doll stayed with me a long time. icon_eek.gif

    ugh...gives me the heebeejeebies.

    clowns are just 19th century humor lost in the 21st century with no one to laugh.
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    Apr 17, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
    Have always bloody hated clowns and that idiot Father xmas! icon_mad.gif
    No incident that I can remember from when I was a child to make me feel this way. Just never cared for them.
    Drag queens remind of clowns too. One of many reasons why they, (drag queens), turn my stomach!
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    Apr 17, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidPhotobucket
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    Hey that's way to COOOOOLLLL!

    Then go to youtube get the Clynis Jones Song " Send in Clowns" you'll be set icon_wink.gif

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    Apr 17, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    I HATE clowns! It was basically the Steven King "IT" tv series and Poltergeist that did it to me. In Poltergeist, where that boy is laying in his bed and looks up at the clown doll sitting in the corner, closes his eyes to sleep and all the sudden hears a little "jingle-jingle" sound, looks up and the clown is gone. What does the dumb ass boy do?? He looks under the bed and it grabs him. I was terrified as a kid seeing this .... my WORST fear.