Everyone from the Queen City knows the corner of Jackson & Union Street!

I live on the west side of Bangor, and not a day goes by that I don’t see at least one car parked in front of Stephen King’s house on West Broadway. Super fans want to drive by and get peek at his crib, and of course hope that he is actually there. He usually isn’t

With the overwhelming success of “IT’ and it’s sequel, it’s given people another reason to come to town and figure of the origins of Pennywise and the story of the film.

The book “It “ came out way back in1986 and was Stephen King’s 22nd book, The story follows the experiences of seven kids who are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. "It" appears in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown
King has stated that he originally wanted the title character to be a troll like the one in the children's story "Three Billy Goats Gruff", but who inhabited the local sewer system rather than just the area beneath one bridge.

In the book,the fictional town of Derry is a stand in for Bangor, Maine. The now iconic sewer drain where Pennywise dwells, was inspired by the corner of Jackson and Union Street in good ol' Bangtown.

Check out this video, and be prepared to pee your pants in horror at the end. I jumped out of my chair!

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