While they were once the symbol of all things fun, clowns have been spotted across the United States terrorizing individuals and instilling fear into neighborhoods. To make matters worse, unconfirmed reports explain that there might be some sort of “Clown Purge” happening on the night of Halloween. Halloween is already a frightening day, let alone knowing that something truly terrible could happen to your community which is why we would like to offer some tips to make this Halloween a safe, memorable holiday.
* If you’re staying at home and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, be sure to have some sort of light on the outside of your door. This allows you to identify whether it is a Red Power Ranger or Bozo the Clown you’re opening your door to.
* If you will be accompanying children for the night, be sure to stay vigilant and keep track of everyone in the group. The larger the group, the harder it might be to keep track so it’s probably best to have a few supervisors.
* Have an established route that everyone in the group will follow. Knowing where you are going is very important as it helps anyone who might lose their way know where the group will be next.
* If you do see a clown, do NOT immediately call police. This can flood the telephone lines with false reports and could interfere with an actual call going through if something were to occur.
* If you do see a clown, be vigilant and observe their behavior. If they seem to be aggressive or provoking towards your group, notify police. If they are just trick-or-treating participating in the holiday traditions, leave them be and continue with your night.
Halloween does not have to be as scary as it is advertised as. With the proper preparation and vigilance, one can ensure that they and their trick-or-treaters have an unforgettable night of sweets, dress-up, and a bit of spookiness.