I am currently a sophomore in high school and this happened about 5 months ago. Before I tell the story I want everyone to know that, you have to be careful of what you do on any social media, no matter what. OK, lets begin. It happened in October of 2016, my friend Aaron had come over for the weekend after school. Our day had consist of sitting in classrooms taking exams, so this was going to be one of those better weekends. My mom had picked us up from school, and brought us to go and get Aaron’s things, so that he would be ready for this weekend.
We had gotten Aaron’s things and was on my way to my house. Some time went by and we hopped on the PS4 to play with our friends from school. We played for a few hours and decided to go downstairs and make some food. Keep in mind it was 10 at night and no one was home so we were loud and played music, ya know normal high school boy things. Also want to say this happened during that clown epidemic where people would dress up and scare the fuck out of you. After we had made our food and had our fun we went back upstairs to game some more.
My friends and I came up with the idea of added clowns on Facebook. After a while of screwing around with fake clowns and trolling them, we had come across a clown by the name of “Jingles The Clown”. So I friended him to mess with him, that was a terrible idea. Normally the clowns that are on Facebook live far away from you and are also fake. So I started the conversation with “Hi”. The guy wrote back with “Hello there”. So I wrote back with “Come find me”. The guy wrote back asking “What’s your address”. As an idiot I gave it to him. That was one of the dumbest things I have ever done in my life. Because after I gave it to him, he had video called me from Facebook. So I answered and had said “you’re fake”. At that instant he turned his camera on, and at that very moment my heart dropped. All I saw were black eyes staring at me coming from a clown mask, preferably the one from the horror movie IT. I immediately ended it, and a messaged popped up saying “i’m on my way”.
Now in the spring, summer, and fall when its warm Aaron and I go for walks at night because we are normally bored and have nothing to do. An hour went by without seeing a clown near my house, so we thought we were OK. Another 30 minutes went by and we had decided to go for a walk since it was pretty warm for being October. I live in a wooded neighborhood with each house being about 50 yards away from each other completely covered in woods. We also bring nothing with us just in case it rains, but Aaron had bought a life proof case for his phone so we brought that.
So we finally went for a walk at about 12 A.M. We take a right out of my driveway and head up the hill. Once at the start of the hill we go left down one of the creepiest roads where I live. On this road there are no street lights and barely any houses. At the end of the road there is a 4-way with one street light. We are about 50 feet away from the 4-way and we hear something loud in the woods. We turn to where we hear the noise. My friend Aaron has anxiety and he forgot to take his pills so he was panicking. I tried to calm him down by telling him its probably a squirrel or chipmunk. But nothing was working. So I said give me your phone and we will shine the flashlight. Where we were looking it was pitch black where you could see nothing but we were a little bit visible from the street light.
So Aaron gave me his phone and unlocked it for me because I did not know his pass code. I got onto his phone but had trouble finding the flashlight feature, because he has android and I have apple so I was a little bit confused. I eventually got it and shined the flashlight at where we heard the noise. We both saw what was making the noise. I instantly filled with anger, adrenaline, and was terrified. We saw a more heavy set man dressed in a clown outfit holding a machete. He laughed with the most unsettling laugh I have ever heard in my life. He started to walk towards us picking up the pace. We started to back up slowly. He went from a walking slowing to sprinting at us through the leaves. We took off sprinting Aaron in tear and me screaming “Help”.
We got to the 4-way with him hot on our trail and decided to take a right. We remembered that to the right there was a house for sale that had a trail behind it lead right to the pond behind my house. So we took the trail, we could hear him behind us about 30 feet away. We did have an advantage on foot because my friend Aaron ran Cross Country and track and I played football and basketball, so we were good at running. We eventually got to the pond and kept running. For a more heavy set man he could run because he still was keeping up with us laughing the whole way.
After running about 100 yards which is the length of the pond we reached my house. Good thing I left the basement door unlocked because we were going in through that way. When we got to the door we basically smashed into it because we were running so fast. We opened it, slammed it shut, and locked it as fast as we could. We sprinted upstairs, made sure the side door and front door were locked and thank god they were because when we got to the front door the clown was standing on the porch.
We didn’t want to wake up my parents so we took action into our own hands and called the cops. The cops got to my house and searched the property for the clown.They finally found him hiding under the canoe we take out to go fishing. He was still in the clown outfit still holding the machete.
Like I said this happened months ago and ever since that nothing has happened. We still live in the same house. And now i’m more careful with what I do. Also make sure you guys are careful because we could’ve been murdered and no one would know what happened.