A terrifying clown has been scaring residents in Skelmorlie in recent weeks with red baloons left around the village. 

The clown is made to look like the character It from the popular Stephen King horror novel. 

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The scary sight has been spotted in different locations around the village, leaving red balloons for residents to find. 

The clown was also caught on house CCTV standing in the rain before disappearing. 

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The appearance of the figure is rumoured to be a performance stunt by adults in the village.

Videos of the clown have been posted on social media but nobody has taken responsibility yet for the terrifying figure.

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