Reported clown sightings in Carter County have residents on edge

CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Three reported clown sightings overnight Friday in Carter County have made some residents nervous.

There was a reported sighting in Elizabethton, Johnson City and even in Butler. carter-clown-2

That third sighting happened around 1 a.m Friday near Clawson Road in Butler. Witnesses tell News Channel 11 they saw a dark figure dressed as a clown pop out of a ditch, the person then ran into the woods.

Something Poga natives have never seen before and they are nervous.

“A tall figure that was solid black and he couldn’t see a face but he had a red wig like a clown wig. Lock your car doors and when you see them don’t confront them, hit the gas, get to your house and call the law,” Laura Guinn said.

Dispatch tells News Channel 11 they couldn’t find any records of previous clown sightings in the county. Police have not made any arrests.

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