A popular rumor circulating suggests the creepy clowns may be aiming to emulate the Purge films!

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I'm seeing a lot of my friends sharing a post about the creepy clown phenomenon having the end game of a Purge night. This concept was popularized by the 2013 film The Purge, as well as its two sequels. Basically, on a Purge night, all crime is legal for 12 hours including violence, theft, and other nefarious activities.

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As you can see above, there are also rumors of police issuing warnings and stuff like that. The rumors started in a Facebook group called "Clown Hunting."

According to Snopes.com, this a huge hoax, orchestrated to play off of the fears already associated with creepy clowns. There have been other Purge hoax's as well, including a heavily circulated one that was to occur in Louisville.

While you should always prepare for safety on Halloween, you shouldn't have to worry about a Clown Purge. If anything changes, I'm sure our local authorities will let the public know. Until you hear something official from the local police, proceed as normal!

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