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What is it about clowns? I don't have a fear of clowns, I just find them creepy sometimes (hey, there has to be something wrong if you can fit that many people inside a small car). But, clowns are actually one of the things people fear the most, and that's probably why so many great horrors have come out of clowns and circuses.
I think it also has something to do with what clowns are meant to represent. When young, didn't most of us have dreams of running away to join the circus? I can admit that I did (for a short time... I even practised some acrobatics with my cousin). That sense of freedom and happiness is the exact opposite of what clowns represent in horror stories.
Like I said, I don't have a fear of clowns. Actually, I don't have a fear of much (mainly because I had really traumatising cousins who took me to the carnival and left me standing at the opening of a haunted house... which was just a pitch black room with people waiting to scare you, when I was six... that's just one of the things that desensitised me to horror and other fears). Even though I'm not scared of clowns, doesn't mean I actually like them... I still find them creepy.
Give me spiders. Give me snakes. Give me anything except for clowns (and maybe cockroaches... I just can't stand them).
So, how do you feel about clowns? Anything that you're really scared of that you don't mind admitting to?