The insane clown posse

Remember the story from Northampton that would pose under streetlights at night and walk down lonely roads with balloons? He became an internet sensation in the UK and throughout the world.. 

Either a copy cat is in the works in New York City OR a yet another publicity stunt is brewing for a horror movie.. 

As the New York DAILY NEWS reports, a 'creepy clown' has been spotted around Staten Island and is spooking residents of the borough. 

This clown, unlike the UK version, is dressed somewhat exactly like Pennywise the dancing clown from Stephen King's classic IT book and TV movie.. 

The clown has been spotted and even some have said it looks like the famed "DOINK" from wrestling allure..

BUT... this is the latest on the oddity: There seems to be links between the people involved with this rash of clown sightings and a company called Lens Productions. 

Nonetheless, clowns are scary no matter why they show up.. Sure, they are marketed as kid-friendly balloon makers. But killers such as John Wayne Gacy sure don't help the reputation of clowns.

Also this: Clowns have freaked out people for ages and seem to represent death itself.. a pale face, ballooned up hands, a large red inflated nose.. 
All the norms of post-mortem corpses. 

And clowns..