Right now I am freaking out about having to write this article.
You see, I have a slight phobia of clowns. (Spare a moment to imagine the inner turmoil I face when I’m craving a 6 pack o’ McNuggies.)
And sometimes, when I write or even think about something scary during the day, these things visit me at night… in my dreams.
If you relate to this, I suggest clicking out of this yarn STAT.
A creepy as hell US motel that’s chockablock full of clown paraphernalia is up for sale to anyone mad enough to buy it.
To make matters worse, The Clown Motel is located right next to a cemetery in the tiny, creepy town of Tonopah, Nevada (population: 2,478) and has a reputation as “the scariest motel in America”.
The accommodation is located just outside of Las Vegas, and boasts a genuinely terrifying amount of clowns. They’re littered throughout the whole place. There are clowns on the doors. There are clowns hanging above beds.
One review on roadtrippers.com explains the experience of staying at the hotel:
Are you looking for lost treasure? Want to experience the great outdoors? Trying to find proof of the afterlife? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this is the motel for you. Of course, you better not be afraid of clowns.
The Clown Motel is, hands down, the cheapest motel you’ll find in Tonopah. Don’t lt that worry you though, the rooms are clean, the service is great, and they’ve got 30 premium cable channels and free wifi. No, it’s the hundreds of clowns you should be worried about. Seriously, they’re in every room, watching your every move.
Oh, did I mention that the place shares a lot with an old cemetery filled with dead gold miners? Yeah, it’s literally right at the end of the driveway. On the upside, Tonopah is supposed to be the site of lost treasure, and motel owner, Bob Perchetti, is happy to share his knowledge of the area with eager treasure hunters, so long as you let him in on the find.
Perchetti opened the motel back in 1995. The whopping clown collection was owned by his late business partner, but it was Perchetti’s idea to spread them throughout the hotel.
“I love clowns. I’ve never had a problem with clowns,” Perchetti said. “He had a house full of clowns, and he decided to bring the clowns up and put them to work.”
But now the bloke has had enough of manning the sp00ky inn and he wants to retire to literally “go fishing”.
He’s selling the whole hotel for just AUD$900,000, but with one condition: the buyer must keep the heritage of the site, including all of the clowns.
You can check out what it’s like to stay overnight in this grossly over exaggerated YouTube clip:
Sweet dreams, folks.
If this chilling article has kicked off your lust for spooky adventures, you can check out Contiki‘s trips to ‘Murica here.
Source: Huffington Post.
Photo: Bethany / Flickr.