- Clowns are ambiguous characters who amuse and unnerve us
- There are some rational explanations for this irrational fad
(CNN)It just had to be clowns, didn't it? We couldn't indulge in some good old-fashioned nationwide panic about, say, zombies or sexy teenage vampires. Nope, it had to be clowns and it had to be mere weeks before Halloween.
The fear of clowns. Not actually characterized as a psychological disorder, but completely understandable nonetheless.