A night at the Clown Motel will make you never want to sleep again. It's a real-life place straight from your nightmares.
The Clown Motel is located in an already haunted town, Tonopah, in Nevada. It's situated next to a cemetery, and it has been terrifying visitors for decades.
When the news spread that Nevada's creepy Clown Motel was on the market, the fans of this spooky motel were concerned. Are the Americans going to lose one of their roadside attraction that has been terrifying, intriguing, and fascinating travelers for over 20 years?
The owner of this motel has been able to keep dreams alive for everybody who planned to visit the pilgrimage to the offbeat motel.
A Ghost Town of a Different Kind
Although Tonopah town has over 2,000 residents, the ghost town moniker fits it.
The town is halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, and it's the reason why Nevada is seen as a perfect place for fans of an excellent, old-fashioned diner-food-fueled road trip in the old west.
Tonopah is also home to old-fashioned buildings, ramshackle, rusty remnants of the town's silver mining history, and a turn-of-the-century cemetery.
Though the town is small, it has everything you need for an enjoyable road trip. Some of the best places to visit include a smoky casino, a historic hotel with one-armed bandits, and a resident specter called the "Lady In Red."
There's also a brewery and barbecue joint that serves smoked meats.
And then, there's the Clown Motel, or should I call it the home for all nightmares?
Send In The Clowns
Clown Motel is adjacent to a cemetery which is a world-famous landmark. It has been featured in some horror films and TV series such as the 'Ghost Adventures.' Visitors throughout the world visit the motel to experience a spine-tingling night at the circus.
The booking price for a night in the motel is $59.99. The cemetery views also come with a fee, and it attracts travelers and truckers driving between Vegas and Reno.
The motel features almost all kinds of clowns, including Sad clowns, Happy clowns, Old clowns, Young clowns, and Demented clowns. Also, a life-sized plastic Ronald McDonald's statue stands at the entrance.
The owner of the Clown Motel, Hame Anand, bought the place from its previous owner, Bob Perchetti. Speaking to news media, Hame revealed that buying the motel was a fulfillment of his lifelong fascination with clowns.
"When I was 14, I went to the circus for the first time, and I really loved the clowns. Since then, I've been fascinated by them. When I saw the Clown Motel for sale, I thought, My God, it's got to be mine."
Hame lives in the motel, surrounded by clowns 24/7.
"The first night I stayed here, I admit I was totally scared. I thought something was going to happen, but nothing did."
"The clowns want me here. They're not going to hurt me. People have had different, strange experiences at the motel, but nobody has been hurt so far."
The Clown Motel has also been dubbed "America's scariest motel" by many travelers.