Screengrab via Chris Melberger/Twitter

Everyone is freaking out about this creepy close encounter caught on tape

It's not what it seems.


Austin Powell

Internet Culture

Published Oct 15, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 7:20 pm CDT

There’s something actually unnerving about the first few seconds of this video that’s been retweeted over 5,000 times in the last 12 hours. A man in a plaid shirt stands alone outside someone’s house, his eyes as cold and vacant as the night itself. 

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But like a scene from a horror film, everything changes in an instant. I don’t want to spoil it. 

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Chris Melberger, the comedian behind the video, said on Reddit that he wasn’t worried about getting arrested or show when dressing up like a creepy clown. “woman at walmart rolled her eyes and was like ‘oh another one,’ he wrote. “guess there have been multiple sales recently.”

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*First Published: Oct 15, 2016, 6:05 am CDT