(With the recent development of “fake news” articles being portrayed to look as real stories we have talked about distinguishing between real and fake news. Below is a fake news article written by one of our students. Just to clarify nothing in this story is real. This story has been fabricated).
ARE CLOWNS REAL?
One question some might ask is what exactly are clowns? The definition of a clown is a comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make up. It is interesting that a clown is considered an entertainer and not a terrifying being.
In St. Charles Missouri there has been numerous children disappearing from their homes, not returning, all without any evidence or bodies found. Until today when Sophia Von Schneider told the sheriff’s department that she saw a red figure run across her yard after her neighbors child went missing. After hearing the eye witness account from Sophia Von Schneider they went to investigate the neighbor’s yard once again. While investigating, Sheriff Clay found a small piece of paper sticking out of the ground right next to the window of the little girl’s bedroom, who went missing. On the paper was a riddle that said “Some call me big red, who am I to perform I can be found humorous. Have fun trying to find me it could be dark and gloomy.”
After finding this mysterious note they handed it over to the FBI to try and trace any fingerprints, they ended up not finding any trace of the person who wrote the note. Further into the neighborhood as the police were driving by, Sheriff Clay found another piece of evidence next to the sewer, it was a piece of red curly hair. They took it to the FBI and put it next to the riddle the red piece of hair seemed to come from a wig. The riddle said “you can find me it could be dark and gloomy” like a sewer. The riddle also said “some call me big red” like the piece of hair, which was red.
The next day the FBI and Sheriff Clay decided to go down in the sewers while they were in the sewers they started to hear music playing from a distance. The music sounded like someone was winding up a jack-in-the-box toy. They slowly and quietly tried to follow the music through the dark and gloomy sewers. They then reached the music which was playing from the jack-in-the-box but no one was there. Then a few seconds later the doll popped out of the box and even frightened the FBI. They carefully took the jack-in-the-box apart and found another note. They now knew for sure that whoever has been kidnapping all of these kids was definitely making it a game. The note said “your getting closer find me near an upcoming circus…here comes my performance :).”
They took the jack-in-the-box as evidence and went back to the office to look up upcoming circus shows. They found a circus show coming Friday night at the Scottrade Center. Friday came and they had police officers on guard around the whole Scottrade Center and had double security inside. They split up trying to get through the crowd of people to try and find the mysterious kidnapper of all these kids. They decided to go backstage and interview some of the people in the circus in effort to try and find the kidnapper. Backstage Sheriff Clay heard a loud a murderous scream, he went running towards it and got to a room with the door locked. He tried to open it but couldn’t, he found a big prop from the circus and rammed it into the door until it finally opened. Inside he found 10 kids knocked out lying on the ground and a wig and clown costume hanging on a rack. He found a note in the pocket of the costume and it said “congratulations.” Once the kids woke up they didn’t remember a single thing besides waking up on the ground backstage. No one knows where the clown went.
Written by Isabella W.