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Alan Moore insists he’s not the Northampton Clown

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Alan Moore denies he’s the creepy clown who’s been lurking around Northampton, England, but concedes he may be inadvertently responsible for the mysterious figure’s appearance in his hometown.

The not-so-imaginatively dubbed Northampton Clown, who bears a worrying resemblance to Pennywise from Stephen King’s It, was first spotted on Sept. 13, and has since become a local curiosity and an international phenomenon. Witnesses claim he says “Beep, beep” whenever he approaches people (another nod to Pennywise), and knocks on windows, only to stand there silently.

Although the clown told the Northampton Chronicle & Echo “I just wanted to amuse people,” some have speculated he’s nothing more than a publicity stunt for an annual haunted house or for The Show, an episodic film project involving local resident Alan Moore (which, coincidentally, features a sinister clown).

“Apparently there had been a certain amount of comment on the Internet suggesting probably some connection,” the famed writer tells the Northampton Herald & Post. “No, it’s not me. I am getting kind of used to this. After having a comic strip I wrote 30 years ago spewing masked anarchists across the global political stage for the past couple of years. Things that I write do have a tendency to spill into reality. Since that was one of the principles behind ‘Jimmy’s End’ [an episode in The Show] — to blur the boundaries between one and the other — I suppose that getting clowns manifesting in my neighborhood is only to be expected.”

That’s right, one of the first sightings of the Northampton Clown was on the street where Moore lives.

“It would be Cedar Road,” he says. “I remember about 15 years ago the other end of the street was completely populated by inflatable gray aliens. In every window, not just one or every other one, there were these inflatable gray fetuses either hanging on the curtains or staring at you from a window. I thought in some way this does constitute an invasion. But then if they have come here for the comfort of our Earth curtains then why should we bother.”

The Northampton Clown on Cedar Road

The Northampton Clown on Cedar Road

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LOL. It does seem pretty impossible for him to hide all that hair in clown makeup.

And damn that is one creepy photograph…

Ha ha ha. Nice try, Alan Moore. But we all know that if we go to your house we’re going to find oversized shoes and a big red nose stashed in your attic somewhere.

I mean, who are you fooling with that obviously fake beard? No man’s facial hair can ever be that bushy in real life. Obvious prop is obvious!

@Romero
“And damn that is one creepy photograph…”

I gotta ask….the clown, or Moore?

Obviously the clown is part of Moore’s beard that separates sometimes.

I’d be more worried if/when large black dogs and severed heads also start (re)appearing in the area…

”…and knocks on windows, only to stand there silently”.

C’mon, if that clown start knocking on my house window i would probably kick the S*** out of his ass inmediately!

Go scare someone else dude!

… must call Northampton Clown to move to my town. It’s sooo boring here sometimes…

Seriously, nothing in the world could possibly be any weirder than being Alan Moore.

That photo of the clown made me shit myself. Thanks a lot.

Maybe it’s a McDonalds publicity stunt!

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