'Three years and never caught': Creep dressed as Pennywise clown issues cryptic message to the nation

25 October 2023, 13:47

This Pennywise clown has been stalking the streets of Skelmorlie, Scotland
This Pennywise clown has been stalking the streets of Skelmorlie, Scotland. Picture: Facebook
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A Pennywise-inspired clown who has spent years stalking the streets of a rural town in Scotland has issued a stark message to the nation.

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The unknown clown, who regularly dresses up as the iconic character from Stephen King's 'IT', has been leaving red balloons around the Scottish village of Skelmorlie.

The clown then posts photos of him stalking the streets of Skelmorlie under the name of Cole Deimos on his Facebook page.

'Cole' the clown claims to have studied at Clown School and has been haunting the Scottish village since 2021, taunting police and the media for failing to identify him.

A message from the clown reads: "I have a message addressed to the nation. I’ve created a game for the country to play in."

A message for the nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎈

Posted by Cole Deimos on Saturday, October 21, 2023

It goes on: "Robert Burns cottage, where the legend was from. The Bannockburn monument, where our king won. In the Loch Ness, home to our Nessie.

"In Falkirk the horses that go by the Kelpies. In Glasgow the man with the cone on his head. At Edinburgh Castle where kings and queens met.

"In Largs at the Pencil, where Vikings fought. And climb Ben Nevis right to the top.‘Skara Brae from times of old. And at the Calanais Standing Stones.

"All of these landmarks from the east to the west make up the country we know is the best. Your game is quite simple, at each of these places… go take a picture with your scariest faces.

"Post it online so your pic can be found and use the hashtag #Skelmorlieclown."

The clown has been posting photos and videos on his Facebook
The clown has been posting photos and videos on his Facebook. Picture: Facebook

Photos posted to the account several weeks ago shows him on all fours over a bridge in Skelmorlie while holding a red balloon.

It is unclear who is taking photos of the clown.

In a message posted on the account, 'Cole the Clown' mocked both the media for its coverage of his tomfoolery, as well as the police for failing to catch him.

"Well, well, well, I've made the news again," he says in a distorted voice.

"Should I smile for the cameras with my 'hideous' grin?"

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He goes on: "The police have been informed, do you think that I care? They'd have to catch me first anyway - and yes, that's a dare. They called me 'killer clown'.

On Thursday, he ridiculed the police for 'failing to catch him'
On Thursday, he ridiculed the police for 'failing to catch him'. Picture: Facebook

"Why don't you leave the jokes to me. The only thing that's dying is your credibility."

Addressing journalists, he said previously: "This clown doesn't want fame, glory or gold. He just wants to play in this so-called 'sleepy town'. So, come and join in and learn to fear the Skelmorlie clown."

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