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Coulrophobia - Are You Afraid of Clowns?

By Gerard @presurfer
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Did you find Heath Ledger as The Joker scary? Then perhaps you suffer from coulrophobia, the abnormal fear of clowns. Why do so many people find clowns scary? Only a few years ago the Bestival Festival on the Isle of Wight in the UK had to rethink its plans. Each year there is a theme and they thought they would follow up their successful cowboy theme with one based around clowns.
They had so many phone calls from adult ticket holders complaining that they would no longer be able to come because of their fear of clowns that the organizers had to rethink the theme. If you are afraid of clowns, don't read this article.The Presurfer

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