An attempt to terrorize Australians with threats of an impending invasion of creepy clowns appears to have backfired on the haunting harlequins.
In a truly bizarre chain of events, an anonymous individual behind a Facebook group known as 'Clown Purge Australia' warned residents of the country of a soon-to-be unleashed onslaught of miscreants in greasepaint and floppy shoes.
"We're coming back for you," said a posting on the site which claimed that "we have now reunited and have over 20,000 anonymous clowns over Australia."
The chilling message was enough to send the Australian media into a frenzy as they cautioned readers that a clown invasion could soon be underway.
In response to the ominous online post, many Australians vowed to fight any clowns that they happened to encounter and to vanquish them by any means necessary.
Find out the hilarious response from the now-terrified clowns at the Coast to Coast AM website.