Shocked Jake Newton was test flying his copter when it picked up the terrifying figure scutting through the trees.
Dressed in a yellow, red and blue striped costume, the clown appears to be running from someone – or something.
Jake, from South Carolina, uploaded the chilling footage to Twitter on Monday.
Children have been banned form trick or treating because of the threat in some parts of the country.
And it’s had a devastating effect on friendly clowns, who have spoken out amid the turmoil.
One clown stripper has declared war on the killer fraudsters after his party bookings collapsed.
But some sickos are celebrating the craze with creepy tattoos to commemorate the worldwide terror.