Clowns are innocent, goofy, fun. Right? Everyone loves clowns, don't they? Though clowns are meant to be the personification of harmless fun, they don't deliver that message to a lot of people. In fact, an estimated 12 percent of American adults have a fear of clowns. This intense fear is known as coulrophobia. But where did it come from if clowns just want to make people happy? Well, for one thing, the media sure isn't helping the cause.
What Does Your Fear Of Clowns Say About You?
You're not alone in being afraid.
What Makes Clowns So Scary
As it turns out, a lot of factors play into it.
Written by Curiosity Staff October 13, 2016
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily