A man covered in white face paint and donning a curly red wig, ruffled collar, giant round nose and giant eyebrows is causing quite a stir in the British town of Northampton.
Yes, a clown is stalking the streets like Pennywise from Stephen King's It.
The creepy figure first appeared on Friday, September 13, with residents posting sightings of him on Twitter and no one quite sure what the heck is going on.
The clown is simply standing on street corners and holding balloons and a teddy bear, waving at those who pass by and… okay, this is freaking us out just to write about.
No wonder some have called the police.
A Facebook page titled "Spot Northampton's Clown" has been created and someone purporting to be the clown in question posted on it Monday, denying allegations that he's been knocking on neighborhood doors late at night.
“I ‘haven’t’ been knocking on houses and asking to paint window sills,” the individual wrote. "If what i am doing does get too much for people, I will have to stop.”
The clown also says he is not part of any PR stunt.
In response, a superhero dubbed The Clown Catcher and dressed like Superman has also taken to the streets in an attempt to protect citizens from the mysterious circus figure.
Really. We're not making any of this up. Watch the video above for more - and lock your doors tonight.