No clowns at Southwest (well, at least no killer clowns)
One of the downsides of social media is how fast silliness can spread. And it's all fun and games until somebody gets whacked over the head with a 2" by 4".
The clown rumor that reverberated off the Southwest towers last night raising anxiety levels across the campus started on Twitter, a usual suspect for not overly accurate breaking news.
UMPD Dispatch received call about clown loose in Southwest but the caller only cited Twitter and not actual sighting of said clown.— Larry Kelley (@amherstac) October 4, 2016
UMass was not the only esteemed institute of higher education dealing with the near hysteria. In New York last night college students took to the streets "chanting vulgar anti-clown slogans."
Kind of makes me wonder what is going to happen on Halloween.
At the height of the Cold War one of he concerns the Air Force had about UFOs is the mass hysteria brought on by unknown lights in the sky could be misinterpreted as a Soviet attack thus inadvertently setting off a catastrophic chain of events.
Although there were never any reports of the UFOs being piloted by clowns. Maybe that will be next.