Coulrophobia is a fear of clowns.  For many, it is not very funny, but downright frightening.

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Many of the reactions people who suffer from this phobia include;




Difficulty breathing

Dry mouth


Feelings of dread

Increased heartbeat

Intense emotions





As you can see it could become a real debilitating thing.  YIKES!

So, it is understandable why some may feel an overwhelming sense of relief that the Circus Drive-In Clown sign n Wall Township is finally coming down.

via Google Maps
via Google Maps

Located on route 35, the sign was the welcome map for the off-road drive-up eatery.  The business had been a staple in the community for over 60 years.

Burgers, shakes, ice cream, and even crab cakes were stapled items on the menu, while motorists would pull up and hang out on any given afternoon or evening.  Unfortunately, business went sour in 2004 and the popular spot closed and was subsequently torn down in 2018.

It’s taken this long for the infamous clown sign to come down.  Although removed from the sights of motorists, there is a plan to relocate.

Where is the Clown Sign going?

For now, the Jersey Shore artifact will be stored by the township, as officials decide where its permanent home shall be.

via Google maps
via Google maps

I am very fascinated by the history of these vintage billboards and the businesses they advertise.  There is a certain kind of beauty in the architecture of their design.  They clearly show the culture of their time.

As I travel the state, I’m always looking for a glance at this history.  If you keep your eyes open, you’ll spot so many of these relics.

Some are attached to the very business they advertise and others are just a reminder of the past, like the Circus Clown sign.

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