Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Red balloons are appearing near sewers in St. Pete, and across the country

Residents of the Crescent Heights neighborhood in St. Petersburg woke up to a creepy surprise on Halloween, though exactly how creeped they were might depend on how they feel about clowns.

In what appears to be a nod to the latest film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, someone overnight placed dozens of balloons near storm sewer drains and on corners throughout the area.

The balloons were attached to paper boats with the words “S.S. Georgie.”

In the film, the appearance of a red balloon is a harbinger to Pennywise, the terrifying, demonic entity that takes the form of a circus clown and sometimes lures children into the sewer.

 

But it looks like St. Petersburg wasn't the only place where red balloons were showing up on Halloween. Twitter was full of similar scenes from around the country.

Here's a look at some of the red balloons spotted on Halloween.

 

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