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 occasionally lures children into the sewer.
Every block on our neighborhood has a red balloon over the storm drain. Well played, Crescent Heights. pic.twitter.com/niV2ANGGSJ
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.
Someone in my moms neighborhood is putting up red balloons pic.twitter.com/H8Ni37WWSD
there's a student dressed as pennywise placing red balloons all over campus i love college pic.twitter.com/fyDwPVwHze
somebody put red 'IT' balloons around campus but its places nobody could fit so that doesnt really make sense pic.twitter.com/Fbe0COSCLW
"Police Would Like You to Please Stop Tying Creepy Red Balloons to Sewers" https://t.co/9gAfbinMir
To the person in Thousand Oaks tying red balloons to storm drains….I love you, and can we be friends?!
*Extreme Georgie voice* You'll float too. https://t.co/ucMgZPx9Im
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