Creepy Clown Outside Stephen King’s House Giving Birthday Hugs
Bangor's most famous resident, Stephen King, celebrated his 72nd birthday this weekend. And while it's not unusual to pass by his house on West Broadway and see a few folks out in front of his gate taking pictures, the crowd on Saturday seemed just a little bit bigger than usual, according to his neighbor, Kyna B. Rancourt.
"I was driving by and saw lots of people, then the Clown. I wasn't going to stop at first, because I always see people in front of Stephen King's house, but I turned around because I love photography and this was telling a story in the photograph."
Rancourt, who lives in one of the old Bangor Theological Seminary buildings, says she was heading to the store about 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, when she was inspired, by the clown, to stop by.
"There was probably ten or twelve people at a time. There was a large canvas that people were signing...I walked up to the Clown, there was a sound machine playing an evil laugh (pretty funny I thought) I said 'You're the Hit of the Day' and he said Thank You."
She said the clown was very nice, and was in fact offering folks passing by a hug! "He was being funny when taking pictures with people because he would rub their head like a scary Clown sort of way. He was offering hugs and people were thrilled to get their pictures taken with the Clown."
Rancourt snapped a photo of the clown, but didn't catch his/her name, so for now, that remains a mystery. She then posted that photo and her story on social media, and the rest is history.
Do you know who the masked clown was? Did you stop and take a picture with it? (or should I say, IT?) If so, we want to know and see! Share your photos with us on our Facebook page! And thanks, Kyna, for sharing your story!
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