I have a theory as to why some people have a great fear of clowns. I remembered that abductees speak of a screen image, not to be confused with screen memory, which is the replacement of the real memories of the abduction with a false memory. The screen image is used so that the abductors can be calmer and not have a fit because they are presented with an image other than their real appearance. Remember in “tThe Day the Earth Stood Still” the alien was asked what he really looks like and his response was “no, it would only frighten you”. I believe very strongly that in the early years of abduction, such as 2-7 years old, they use the screen image of a clown because kids love clowns. In time however, the child begins to recognize the fact that every time they see this “clown”, horrible things happen to them. This leads to a phobia that people think as irrational, but in fact, they have every reason to fear the image of the clown. It is a phobia that many people have and do not see any rational explanation, it is a fear they just cannot place. This video is an example of how powerful this phobia is.
Yeah....went to the youtube link. Very real for some. All I can contribute to this is my own quirky suspected screen memories which include...........a deeply protective loving blonde female, dolls, spindley arms and legs, some cartoon characters, iron lungs and operating room accessories (those speed bag looking breathing things that expand and contract and here is the most rediculous and crazy one..............Mr. Peanut, with the monacle and spindley arms and legs and sardonic smile, also has eyes that don't blink. Memories of forehead to forehead stare downs with my younger brother. These memories are associated with unexplainable events while very young in the fifties which would be too long a text to acheive now. Yeah, screen memories seem to be valid at times.
January 11, 2013
Could be they had an experience like I did, which had nothing to do with alien abduction. When I was little I had a clown chase me at a parade when I was little. He had an invisible dog and he knew I was trying to get away from it, but he came after me anyway. To this day I can't stand clowns and don't find them funny. While not afraid, if some clown frightened a child, they might not remember and just end up with a fear of them.
April 9, 2009
I blaim the movie, Poltergiest and Steven King, in general, for clown phobias. I personally, like clowns.
Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams