With creepy clown sightings popping up across dozens of states throughout the country it is safe to say Halloween is approaching fast, and scary clown sightings are on the rise.
There have been several instances caught on video and there are even more police reports of clowns chasing people down with knives and other types of weapons.
Some schools have had to close down temporarily due to clown threats and sightings.
The phenomenon started in late August, when children in South Carolina reported that a clown was trying to lure them into the woods.
Some police are treating these incidents as pranks but there have been several cases where police have arrested clowns that are terrorizing neighborhoods.
Here are 15 of the scariest clown encounters.