Creepy clown caught on camera at Chicago cemetery

Julia Graham captured video of the clown earlier this month at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   July 24, 2015 at 1:27 PM
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CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- A Chicago couple driving past a cemetery late at night captured video of a person in a clown costume scaling a fence and waving at them.

Julia Graham said she and her husband were driving past the Rosehill Cemetery about 10 p.m. earlier this month when they spotted what appeared to be a person in a clown costume scaling a 7-foot fence to get into the cemetery.

Graham said the clown turned toward their car and slowly waved before running off into the distance.

"I mean, this was somebody putting forth a lot of effort -- and being really weird," Graham told WBBM-TV.

Cemetery officials said there were no reports of vandalism following the sighting, but Graham said she still doesn't like what the person was doing.

"I just think it's creepy and wrong," Graham said.

The encounter was reminiscent of a viral video from last year that depicted a person in a clown costume walking through New York's Greenwood Cemetery holding a bundle of balloons.

Creepy clowns became a nationwide trend during the Halloween season last fall, with pranksters in costumes being caught on video and in photos all across the country.

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