Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It all started

with this image. I found this on line and then started down the rabbit hole of abandoned amusement parks. I have not been able to clearly clarify where this image is from, some say from the Ukraine, but it appears it is from a now dismantled park in Missouri called Fairyland.

If you are afraid of clowns....this should really creep you out :D Sorry :)


  1. Abandoned amusement park pictures are a particular love of mine. :)

    That's a good one!

  2. Whereas I love spiders and snakes - THAT thing freaks me OUT! ;)

  3. now that was quite interesting...I guess its something I never really thought about but those abandoned amusement parks--just the pics--were so bloody eerie! I think if you were alone walking thru one of those rusting, overgrown 'parks', it would be the ultimate in creepiness. yikes

  4. The old Fairyland Park wasn't far from where I grew up. They tore everything down about . . . 10 years ago? It doesn't look familiar to me.
    I used to drive by it all the time, and I remember seeing the old skeleton frame of the wooden roller caster (slowly crumbling over the years)shiloutted against the skyline.
    I never went inside after it closed down (the part of town it was located in scared me more than anything I might see inside.)

  5. while not exactly "scared" of clowns, I don't like them at all. and that got even worse with that horror movie about clowns from outer space!!!! and that darn steven king movie.....
    "we all float down here" clowns stay way from me! giggle

  6. Susan, good to know. It seems to be that no one on the internet seems to be able to place this picture (at least that I can find)....sad really, it is a great photo.


  7. I didn't used to be until my Mom took me to the large 3 ring Ringling Bros, featuring Clyde Beatty. This was back in the 50's.
    I was laughing at all of the clowns getting out of this itty bitty car, when another clown, not part of that act, came walking right up to my Mom and me, sitting in the crowd in the third row, and looked me right in the eye. I don't remember what he said, but I didn't like the sound of his voice, and even more, what I saw in those eyes, past all of the makeup truly scared me. I was probably about 7 or 8 years old at the time.

    Ever since then, clowns have not been my favorite act to watch. Toy clowns doen't bother me too much, depending upon how they are painted, but real ones. .I always am trying to look past the fake, figuring out the hidden.

  8. I'm going to have nightmares....


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