Written by Patti Pauley
Just over 200 miles away from the bright lights and noise from the Las Vegas Strip lies quite possibly, the creepiest damn little motel in all of America- The Clown Motel. Oh yes, you’ve read that correctly. A motel in the middle of nowhere really, with literally hundreds of clown props and dolls strewn about the property. Oh, and there’s an abandoned graveyard sitting in the backyard. Nope, not creepy at all.
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In case you’ve maybe been living under a rock, the Clown Motel sits in between that tumultuous drive between Las Vegas and Reno, ( fellow Vegans, you know what I speak of), and the entire hotel that looks like Pet Sematary and Stephen King’s IT had an architectural baby, is covered in clown dolls with some even hanging over your bed. True story guys. Oh, and there are paintings of Bozo and Pagliacci hanging around for extra added nightmares.
The backyard graveyard just feet away from the motel that offers a fabulous view from your window is full of early century gold miners who died of the plague. This, in particular, could very well serve as the purpose of why some people have experienced paranormal activities in and around the motel.
Well, the creepy little getaway that has many horror enthusiasts curious is now up for sale by the present and original owner Bob Perchetti. Thanks to a tip from iHorror reader and former neighbor of mine Jason de Vos and a news report from Vegas local News 8, iHorror has learned that the 20-year-old property is looking to snatch up at least $900,000 for the motel that has taken the internet by storm in recent years from thrillists all over looking to stay a night in the eerie rooms.
The only condition for serious buyers per Perchetti’s interview with the news station is that the Clown Motel must keep its heritage.
“The new owners can upgrade it but don’t lose what the people love.”
Perchetti also added,
“It (the clowns) became a way of life with me. It’s funny you get attached to something. I haven’t gone so far as to start talking to them…. I’m going to come back and visit my clowns.”
I’ll confess to you readers when I first brought you this story three years ago here on iHorror, I still haven’t haven’t mustered up the time to take that 200-mile trip up there to check it out. However, the thought of this historically creepy place taking on new ownership is kicking my ass into high gear to MAKE time. The next time you see me talking about this place will be from inside the Clown Hotel indeed.
Oh, Lawd… help me.
Featured photo credit: Elite Daily