How Would You Feel To Spend The Night In This Spooky Clown-Themed Motel?!

Fear of clowns is a real thing and a lot more common that you would expect. If you happen to suffer from this particular phobia, you would do well to avoid the rather unusual clown themed hotel, the Clown Motel in Tonopah.

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Where is Tonapah you might well wonder. Well it slightly off the beaten track, slap in the middle of the Nevada desert, on the road from Las Vegas to Reno. As you enter the hotel you will be confronted by the 500 odd clowns that adorn the place, including a life-sized stuffed clown model perching comfortably on a chair in the main lobby.

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Just to add to the sinister mood created by the hundreds of clowns, the hotel is built directly next door to an aging cemetery. The neighbouring cemetery was established in 1901 and some rooms even boast a great view of the humble tombstones and grave markers.

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The cemetery reached capacity is 1911 houses the buried remains of numerous mine workers as well as many local that died of mysterious plague in 1902. The hotel has been around for decades and attracts many tourists passing through the desert as well as a number of long-haul drivers and truckers needing a place to rest up for the night.

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A huge, brightly lit sign featuring a clown juggling serves as either a welcome or, to others, a warning of what lies within. While the rooms themselves do not feature any clowns, the doors are decorated with clown images and pictures if clowns hang above the beds.

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Many guests understandably find the place rather creepy. Bob Perchetti, owner of the Clown Motel often gets requests from guests to remove or cover some of the clown pictures in the rooms. He tells a story of a guest who awoke to “see” a life-size clown next to his bed.

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Despite the obscure location and even more unusual theme, the Clown Motel is often fully booked. So next time you find yourself in that neck of the woods, give it a try.