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MAP: See where ‘creepy clowns’ have been spotted in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
The "creepy clown" craze has ballooned into a full-blown epidemic. Clown sightings have now been reported in more than 32 states since the first incident emerged in South Carolina towards the end of August. The scares have even spread worldwide to the UK and Australia. While most incidents have remained unsubstantiated threats and rumors, there have been some involving legitimate attacks and violence — including some in the tri-state area.