Some Jerk Is Dressing Up Like a Clown And Roaming Around Green-Wood Cemetery [Updated]
Leo adds, in the first video's description:
REAL video! He is real and is freaky as hell! I would not dare get any closer, he seemed to gravitate towards the mausoleums by the lake in Greenwood Cemetery. I found a blog on him from several years ago...
When the Brooklyn Eagle asked around, most of the Green-Wood grounds staff seemed unaware that there's a tacky weirdo on the loose on their grounds. (A Green-Wood spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Voice.)
Our own tipster, Ryan Jackson, swears up and down that he's not part of the stunt. But he lives nearby, he adds, and sometimes walks to Green-Wood's lake to cool down. He spotted the clown on July 7, he said. " I was talking to my mother on the phone when I saw the clown. I told her I have to go and I took some pics and then I got out of there. I have never seen anything like that. The clown didn't want to get close with me and I didn't want to get close to it either."
Understandably. Jackson had his own theory about who's behind the greasepaint.
"I think it is definitely a hoax or something," he tells us. "My opinion, he is a fucking asshole who probably is promoting something. I didn't see anyone with him though. He may be just crazy."
All good options. We'll keep you updated.
Update, 2:52 p.m.: We've received the following statement from Richard J. Moylan, Green-Wood's president. He seems unamused:
Green-Wood staff has no information about this individual and has not seen him nor have any lot owners or visitors reported a sighting. When and if he is spotted, he will be immediately escorted from the premises.