The Sandown Clown: Wooden Astronaut From The Isle Of Wight

In 1978, the BUFORA ("British UFO Research Association") Journal reported a mind-boggling encounter with some kind of bumbling astronaut ghost clown.

The creature appeared to be wearing a stiff wooden suit, and communicated via some kind of janky Speak & Spell. It only gets weirder from there:


Two little kids were jump-scared by this gigantic humanoid creature: GHOST or SPACEMAN? Source: BUFORA Journal


His characteristics defied conventional supernatural humanoid categories: As they were crossing a wooden foot- bridge over a narrow brook, a blue- glo


He's come to be known as the Sandown Clown. But whatever he was, he was clearly out of place: The figure fumbled with a book, dropped it in the water,


He was eager to communicate with the kids... Because of his strange white features they asked if he was really a man. The answer was a chuckled No.' T


...but he was extremely bad at it. He wrote in a note-book in a large hand, Hello and I am all colours, Sam.' The boy was hesitant, but Fay read each


He had the kids hang out in his invisible, windowless shack: At his invitation the children crawled through a flap into his hut, which con- tained two


But honestly, the most fucked up thing he did was simply eating a berry: Once inside the hut he removed his hat to reveal round, white ears and sparse


When Fay finally told her dad, he revealed that he had had a paranormal experience around the same time! craft. From his vantage point, he observed tw


You already know the moral of this story: DON'T TALK TO CLOWNS ROBMORPHYCOM Art by Rob Morphy