Saturday, 15 March 2014
Northampton Clown Update
http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/clowns-roaming-streets.html. The additional element comes from a recent HPANWO Show broadcast I made in which I interviewed Trystan Swale, see: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/programme-79-podcast-trystan-swale.html. In the interview he describes one of the early investigations by Charles Fort, an American pioneer and godfather of paranormal investigation. He came across people he christened "Jacks", those who caused random trouble, such as playing jokes which involved walking up behind somebody, pushing them and running away. Very rarely were these Jacks ever caught by the police. Fort postulated that phenomena like these were part of what he called "the Damned"; a segment of the strange and unusual milieu that made up his worldview. Could these enigmatic clowns that keep popping up all over the place in modern
be one of these Fortean Jacks? Personally I find it
unlikely, although I refuse to rule it out. However, as I said in the original
article, maybe there's a collective unconscious resonance that has caused these
clowns to be inspired to appear, with or without the intervention of playful students.