If you've been on Facebook recently chances are you have seen reports of creepy clowns popping up all over the country. Well those reports are now getting a lot closer to home.

People have been reporting clown sightings all over the City of Erie. Many of the reports indicate people wearing a clown mask, not necessarily in a full clown costume.

Erie News Now spoke with both the Erie Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police and they both confirm reports of clowns in the city, but many times they can't find the actors. They also say it's not illegal to walk around with a mask on and many of the clowns aren't doing anything but that. So unless these clowns are doing something criminal there isn’t much they can do.