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Sep 20, 2016 07:33 AM EDT

Is There A Creepy Clown Roaming Inside Georgia Southern University?

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There have been a string of creepy clown sightings in different parts of the country. One of the most recent sightings is in Georgia Southern University (GSU).

USA Today College reported that there were multiple calls made to the GSU Police on Sunday about a potential clown sighting. However, when officers investigated the concerns, there were no witnesses that saw the clowns in person.

Apparently, it all started with a picture that circulated on social media three years ago. The George-Anne, Georgia State University's student paper, confirmed that the creepy clown sightings were fake.

"Dean of Students released a Campus Alert this morning concerning last night's rumors: "no actual sightings of clowns by witnesses,'" The George-Anne tweeted. "Photo of clown seen on social media is also confirmed as fake: "was taken three years ago and is not associated with Georgia Southern," the publication said in another tweet.

According to The New York Times, children from South Carolina told adults that a group of clowns tried to lure them into the cluster of trees back in August. Several residents at an apartment complex also reported that there are people in clown makeup who were terrorizing both children and adults.

The children revealed that the clowns offered them money to follow them into the woods. The clowns' house is said to be by the pond. The police, however, did not find evidence of clown paraphernalia at the house.

A couple who lives in the Fleetwood Manor complex with their two sons filed the report, BuzzFeed News reported. Donna and James Arnold were told by their sons that there were clowns in the woods and that they were "trying to get us to come out there."

In a report by WKYT, creepy clowns have also been spotted at Kentucky. Jamie Hill was able to post a picture on Facebook of a person in a clown costume near the Hal Rogers Parkway. "I was in state of shock. I didn't know what to do. I didn't think anyone would believe me about it," he said.

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