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UPDATE: Green Bay 'Creepy Clown' is short film promotion

Posted: 12:39 AM, Aug 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-09 12:31:07-04

UPDATE: The mystery of Green Bay's 'creepy clown' is finally over. A local filmmaker has stepped forward, claiming responsibility for Gags the Clown on Facebook. 

Adam Krause, has revealed himself on the "Gags - The Green Bay Clown" Facebook page as the creator of the clown phenomenon. He said it was all part of a 10-day marketing plan to campaign for his upcoming short film that will be called "Gags." Krause explains in the post that all the photos used in the original viral post were photographed in May of 2016. 

Krause also explains that no one was ever in danger during these photo shoots and safety was everyone's number one priority. 

Here is the post by Adam Krause posted just after 8 p.m., Monday, August 8. 

 

 

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Green Bay, WI -- Neighbors in Green Bay are on edge after seeing a person dressed like a clown by the intersection of Mason and Adams Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday. 

The pictures are going viral on Facebook. The original post has almost 8,000 shares. A Facebook page has also been created to post future sightings of the clown, called Gags - The Green Bay Clown .

Police say they've received a few calls about the clown. 

"A person can walk down the sidewalk dressed however they want as long as they're in a place they legally can be, and they're not in a place that has a closing time, like a park," said Captain Kevin Warych with the Green Bay Police Department. 

Police say their options are limited in dealing with the situation.