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031 Clown Motel

031 Clown Motel

Update: 2019-11-27


<figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized">The outside of the Clown Motel. Image from Wikimedia Commons</figure>

Is the Clown Motel Haunted?

Is the Clown Motel Haunted? In Ghostly’s thirty-first episode, Pat and Rebecca explore the Clown Motel in Tonopah, NV. This motel is full of clowns in all shapes and sizes, and is also located right next to a cemetery. Many claim they have seen and heard paranormal activity while spending the night. Is it haunted?

<figure class="aligncenter size-large">Famous Signs outside the Clown Motel<figcaption>Famous Signs outside the Clown Motel</figcaption></figure>

Questions Explored in this Episode

Where is the Clown Motel? Who built it and who has owned it since? Why did they give it the theme of clowns, and then fill it with many, many clowns? What is the history of Tonopah, Nevada? How did it become a town? What paranormal sightings have guests and employees had? Is the Clown Motel haunted?

Listener Mail and Questions

This episode we have some really creepy home stories from listener Adam Gibson. They involve doors, dogs, and shadow figures. Have a story or question of your own (or someone you know)? Send your story or question to and we might read it on the podcast. You can also email us individually at or You could be on a future episode of Ghostly!

Ghost Story at the Clown Motel

Listen to Rebecca tell a ghost story inspired by the paranormal sightings at the motel over the years, while putting yourself in the position of a guest at this famously haunted motel.

<figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized">One of the potentially haunted clowns at the Clown Motel. An evil looking clown in a cage<figcaption>One of the potentially haunted clowns at the Clown Motel</figcaption></figure>

History of Tonopah and the Clown Motel

Listen to Pat give the history of Tonopah as a town. The story of how it started is fascinating, as is the story of how the cemetery next to motel started.  So many people were buried there in such a short time, it was only open for a few years. The history of the motel itself is also odd and a bit mysterious.

<figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized">Big Clown in the lobby<figcaption>Big Clown in the lobby</figcaption></figure>

Time for the debate!

Join Pat and Rebecca for a good old fashioned debate on the paranormal activity reported at the Clown Motel by guests and employees over the years. Both lay out their best case, but who do you believe?

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Sources for this Week’s Episode

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann

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031 Clown Motel

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Patrick Harrington and Rebecca Rivers