Threat of Oct. 30th ‘Clown Purge’ Sparks Paranoia in 16 States


By: Jon Corrigan

An internet rumor of a potential “clown purge” on Sunday, Oct. 30, has sparked paranoia in 16 states.

A Facebook group called Clown Hunters posted a warning where it was mentioned the killer clowns are allegedly planning to stage a purge the night before Halloween.

If you recall in the film The Purge (2013), all crime is legal for 12-hours.

Hoax or not, it’s making headlines. Below are the reported targets.

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Pennsylvania
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Upstate New York
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