Silent Neighbors of the Clown Motel

31: The Why Behind the Weird

Oct 7 2023 • 13 mins

Thrill-seeking tourists flock to Tonopah, Nevada's Clown Motel, eager to run into a spirit among the eerily-smiling clown figurines. But the real horrors of Tonopah have little to do with the clowns, and they're buried next door... ........................................................................

Sources:
https://www.theclownmotelusa.com/history
https://www.tonopahnevada.com/history/
http://www.tonopahnevada.com/TonopahCemeteryBrochure.pdf
https://usg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=eb6ca76e008543a89349ff2517db47e6
https://www.biography.com/crime/john-wayne-gacy
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-and-psychology-of-clowns-being-scary-20394516/
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92070146/1939-11-01/ed-1/seq-1/#date1=1770&index=0&rows=20&words=Fire+Mine+Nevada+TONOPAH&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1963&proxtext=tonopah+nevada+mine+fire&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85040705/1912-07-12/ed-1/seq-2/#date1=1770&index=1&rows=20&words=FIRE+Mining+Nevada+TONOPAH&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1963&proxtext=tonopah+nevada+mine+fire&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1
https://karltoepfer.com/2019/06/28/the-rise-and-fall-of-pierrot-pantomime-in-the-romantic-era/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11828206/clarence-h-david
http://nyecountyhistory.com/perchettibb/perchettib.pdf
https://www.newspapers.com/image/159346796/
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/latimes/name/leona-barbarich-obituary?id=27308025
"Tonopah Bonanza" 30 Mar 1907, Sat · Page 8
"The Topeka Daily Capital" - 25 Feb 1911, Sat · Page 1
"The Daily Herald" 01 Nov 1939, Wed · Page 1

Music (licensed from Soundcloud):
"Sinister" GhostBeatz
"Grit" Wastelander
"Hell's Bells" GEMM

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