Nonetheless, clowns are frightening and the reports of clown sightings continue to roll in. If you believe that the truth is out there and want to gumshoe your way to the bottom of America's clown epidemic, there's now a map that will help you get going.
Mashable has created a map that shows where in America (and, recently, the U.K.) there have been creepy clown sightings, with each sighting denoted by a lovely Pennywise icon.
Though, in reality, the clown sightings are not something worth being concerned about based on most reports. Social media and the ease with which this kind of thing can be faked feeds what likely amounts to a real-time urban legend mixed in with some kids imitating the reports and showing up to school dressed as creepy clowns. Many photos, like the images in the tweet below, of "real sightings" have spread quickly across social media despite having been proven to be false.