The creepy red balloon that has been spotted in Stephen King's window, and on his front gate, weren't put there by the famous horror author, according to a new post on his Facebook page.

In his post, King says that he and his wife have been visiting with friends and family in western Maine, and haven't been home to Bangor to put the balloon up.

...Well, Stephen, who did it? The clown that lives in the sewer?

(That would be completely terrifying!)