THE STATE OF Maine has “Pennywise The Dancing Clown”; Chicago has “Pogo” à la John Wayne Gacy AND Outer Space has bunch of Krazy Klowns. And…
FLORIDA HAS WRINKLES…
FOR THOSE LUCKY individuals that have not heard of Wrinkles The Clown, just picture a middle aged man with a beer belly, dark vacant eyes & an expressionless gaze. The legend of Wrinkles began in 2015, when a video surfaced of a creepy ass clown sliding out from under a young girl’s bed in the middle of the night.
OF COURSE WRINKLES became infamous. Soon there were stickers, displaying a phone number, peppering the South Florida streets.
THE WRINKLES SIGHTINGS 1st began in the Ft. Myers & Naples areas & then gradually all over Florida. It didn’t take long for people to discover that they could actually dial the phone number listed on the stickers & get a Voicemail for Wrinkles. Some messages were from kids wanting to taunt the freaky clown & others were from parents that were trying to scare the Hell out of their defiant kids.
THE HYPE CONTINUED to grow until it eventually caught the attention of a filmmaker. 2019 would bring us a documentary, smartly titled “Wrinkles The Clown”, in which we follow “Wrinkles” living his day to day life; Living in a gross van on the edge of a swamp, going to strip clubs & of course listening to the slew of messages he receives from fans & haters alike…You know, the typical clown stuff.
Watch Trailer: https://youtu.be/sSOt0Ks97_E
SO WHAT DO we actually know about Wrinkles? Well, very little that can be 100% verified as fact. If you believe the 2019 documentary, he’s an old homeless man that makes money via a side hustle of scaring the shit out of bratty kids.
OTHERS THEORIZE THAT Wrinkles was created by a Florida filmmaker that was trying to raise money via KickStarter to make a movie about the clown, however, no film was ever produced related to this specific fundraising campaign.
WRINKLES INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/kDmzEEEOenY
REGARDLESS OF WHICH origin story one believes, the legend of Wrinkles lives on in Florida; Though there’s been no new sightings for quite some time. With the recent hurricane near the clown’s home town, he may have hung up his polka dotted jumpsuit & oversized clown shoes for good.
I DID REACH out to Wrinkles through Instagram. It appears that he liked the message BUT chose NOT to reply.
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