Reasons why clowns sometimes terrify us
Actor Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown from the film adaptation of Stephen King's 'It' (Castle Rock Entertainment)

When you hear the word “clown,” do you smile, or look for a place to hide? Your answer may depend on whether you’ve been a victim of a recent trend involving people dressing up as clowns and scaring their communities. According to a timeline from the International Business Times, one of the first clown sightings took…