Chilling CCTV footage has captured the moment a ‘killer clown’ armed with a huge knife tries to enter a family home – through the front door.
The surveillance cameras, appear to be recording the scenes at around 2.30am this morning and show a figure dressed as a clown walking up to the door and trying the handle.
Wearing a face full of white make-up and an orange wig, the clown realises the door is locked and then makes his way around to the side of the house, still holding the knife in his hand.
He opens the back gate, and attempts to open several doors surrounding the property.
The clown tries to get in through the front door
When he discovers that all of them are securely locked, he finally gives up and makes his way out of the garden.
Alongside the video, a caption read: "This morning, I notice my gate was open. I checked my surveillance cameras and found someone in a clown costume was trying to get into my house.
"I’m sure we would all be dead today if he was able to get in."
The bizarre figure then lets himself in to the back garden
It appears the footage was captured outside a home in Texas in the US, but the creepy ‘killer clown’ craze is something that’s sweeping the UK too.
There have been a huge amount of scary clowns spotted across the country in recent weeks.
The activities reported range from creepy characters frightening people in passing cars to more sinister incidents where people dressed as clowns have approached schoolchildren.
The ‘killer clown’ craze has been sweeping the US and the UK
The rise of the phenomenon has been boosted in no small part by a Facebook page which shares photos and videos of the scary sightings.
The incidents continue to divide opinion across the country with some calling them harmless pranks while others have branded the incidents a menace.
The craze started in the US back in August and since then several reports have emerged – ranging from the bizarre to the downright sinister.
In one of the more recent reports, a mum claimed a man dressed as a clown tried to kidnap her daughter at a bus stop as she cradled her.
In another incident, a creepy clown allegedly tried to lure children into the woods near a residential area.