When I was a child I was terrified of clowns. That's really not much of a news flash...many children suffer from "coulrophobia" or fear of clowns. It's a relatively new term..."coulro" is from the greek meaning "stilt walker" I guess there are some clowns on stilts...but none in MY nightmares. I don't think that adults get the concept...children HATE clowns! A few studies have shown that children do not want to see murals of clowns in hospitals, day care centers and doctors offices...yet adults keep putting them there! And they invite them to birthday parties! I know...right? I am trying to think of a time when I might have enjoyed the comic antics of our red-nosed, painted-faced friends...nope! Can't think of one.