Smiley The Clown

Ohio, 2016

Donor Wishes to Remain Anonymous

If you didn't already hate clowns, this artifact from Ohio will change that. Dubbed "Smiley the Clown" by its previous owners, this framed piece of knitted art has been blamed for bad luck, sleep paralysis, and even physical manifestations of a frightening entity.

Purchased at a thrift store by a couple college students, Smiley ended up being more than a piece of ironic wall-art hanging in their shared apartment. He ended up being a waking nightmare. Within days of Smiley entering the building, the students began to experience increasingly-powerful sleep paralysis, leaving them frozen in fear as a "dog-eyed" humanoid figure crept toward them. Equally disturbing were the hushed giggles that appeared to emanate from the clown during their encounters.

By the time the students realized they were both experiencing the same phenomena, the activity had gotten so bad that the entity was actually climbing onto their beds as they lay helpless.

After just three weeks of regular encounters with the entity, the students contacted Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews, who contained Smiley the Clown and placed him in the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult. The paranormal activity in the students' apartment has since ceased, and it would seem that Smiley is content with his new home.. most of the time.