The poor residents of Northampton, England are living in a nightmare scenario straight out of a Stephen King novel right now. Someone dressed as a clown keeps popping up around town and spooking grown adults and small children alike.

The clown isn't doing anything violent, mind you, so it's not exactly like a Stephen King novel. But it's close! Because clowns are terrifying, and they scare people. The Northampton Herald & Post reports clowns have been popping up in random places all across town lately, so much so that a hashtag and a Facebook group were created to track the sightings. The Northampton Chronicle reports police believe multiple people are behind the clown sightings. A warning was issued so residents won't be so startled the next time a clown is standing in the middle of the side walk.

Follow the clown on Facebook.

Clown!

The comments and tweets at the end of the article are hilarious.