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Tech And Makzilla Explain ‘The Killer Clown’

Published: October 28, 2010 in Tech N9ne by

Given that Halloween is only days away we thought it would be good to hear some hood tales from members of the Strange Music crew. Tech N9ne has often referred to “The Killer Clown” in his songs, so we asked him and Makzilla what The Killer Clown was all about. Not to be confused with John Wayne Gacy, the “Killer Clown” from Chicago that was convicted of the murder and rape of 33 young men, Tech N9ne and Makzilla refer to Kansas City’s own hood legend that would drive around town and randomly snatch kids off the streets–kids that would never be found again. Tech explains:

“When we were children, when I was ten, there was a myth in Kansas City that a guy in a yellow van named The Killer Clown would go kidnap kids from school–from Southeast, from Southwest, from Bingham…from wherever. Everybody was petrified. All the kids were scared to the effect that anybody driving a yellow van could have been The Killer Clown–like this guy at the end of my block. He was a loner and he had a yellow van, so everybody thought it was him. The shit never got produced though, so the mystique of it all drove everybody crazy.”

Makzilla shares his second-hand knowledge of The Killer Clown:

“The rumor was that he was snatching little kids, killing little kids, raping them and all this shit. I can’t remember if it was a white van or a white ice cream truck but [Krizz and Tech] used to tell us this shit! I really thought, and even to this day think it’s a real story. I don’t know if it’s real or fake but they told it to us so much that it seemed real. Our perception might have created it. It definitely kept us away from the ice cream trucks though.”

The Killer Clown has yet to be spotted or captured. If you happen to see a maniacal clown in a white/yellow van, DO NOT attempt to detain him: a) you could be putting your life in danger or b) it could just be a Juggalo.

  • ”The killer clowns in your town raising all hell.”

  • HAHA the Killer Clown watch out KC kiddies he’s comin for YOUUU!! 😉

  • Rico

    I grew up on 25th Agnes off of 27th and it was a Ice cream truck back in the 80’s.

  • haha hell. whoop whoop!!! MCL

  • I don’t rly think there’s anything funny about a pedo stealing children… Even if the story is a myth.

  • S Webb2007

    When i was in like 5th grade and I lives in chicago there was the same thing said i rememebr was walking home in groups so nothing would happen to us

  • Sick as hell, didnt know that shit, from MT it’s usually a bear or sum fuckin animal that they tell kids is gonna kill em… lmao

  • JJ

    they have that myth here in my town too.. theres the killer clown and la llorona(the weeping lady) lol..

  • Joeyjrjedi1

    i kno the killer clown story my moms seen him wen she was a kid that clown aint coo.

  • Musicmaker3487

    Oh your one cool ass mothafucka! No, just kidding. Your a little fucking girly bitch who tries to write bullshit ass raps because he was too fucking dumb to finish school. You think your putting out anything that anyone wants to actually hear? Your shits weak as hell man, and I’d wish you’d just shut the fuck up so I wouldn’t hear your gay name out of my roommates mouth.

  • THANK you for posting this! This’ll get less juggafag fans;)

  • Really dude ur a lame who probably fingers his own ass so the way I see it ur the lames ass who is not doing shit but running his cocksucker .when u make music that’s producev an u get paid. Then u can have the rite untill then ur buthole is calling 4 ur finger

  • KoMoDo64

    You do realize a big percentage of Techs fanbase are juggalos right?
    And Tech actually respects and honors them.
    Kill yourself motherfucker.

  • KoMoDo64

    Who’s to say that The Killer Clown actually wasn’t John Wayne Gacy? Making trips to KC to snatch up lil kids?
    Most myths do come from simple truths.

  • thomas kern

    it is real the guy was caught in the late 90s i remember this very well because they caught him on my block the 500 block of park ave it was on the news he drove an icecream truck and was abducting children i used to turn my bike around in his driveway… i have been trying to find info on this story to show my girlfriend but your story is all i could find it was not a myth

  • Crystal Hare

    I lived on top of mill hill, at 9th and ferree . I was a little girl then. He was real we all remember him around the neighbor hood. Absolutely insane how close that guy was to us.

  • Phatmomma PoohLuv

    Yea it was 2 clowns at different times in that Era.i saw the Ice cream truck clown when I was at school on recess one day! I was in the 3rd or 4th grade. my friend sister and another one if my friends was missing n never found. One drove a white can the other drove an ice cream truck. they both got caught.


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