Coulrophobes beware: A red balloon bearing the words “We all float down here” mysteriously appeared near downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday, on the heels of the theatrical release of the clown-fueled nightmare movie “It.”
While it’s unclear whether the balloon is viral movie marketing or perhaps a teenage stunt — San Luis Obispo High School is right up the road — SLO isn’t the only city to be “terrorized” with visions of cannibalistic clowns bearing gifts; police in Lititz, Pennsylvania, posted on social media recently admitting they were “completely terrified” when a red balloon showed up outside a sewer drain.
Red balloons are a calling card of the creature featured in both the “It” miniseries and movie based on Stephen King’s hit novel.
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A Tribune inspection of the scene near Johnson Avenue and Marsh Street revealed no evidence of clown activity, sinister or otherwise, near the grate.