They were the Ypsilanti Clown College class of ’89, after all. They’d been trained for this. They were determined to attend the “Well Above The 45th Parallel” Midwest clowning convention in Escanaba. Perhaps they felt their combined weight would give them stability and prevent them from suffering the same tragic fate as Pulhar.
In early fall of 1989, tragedy struck the clowning community in an incident that has since inspired fata morgana-like sightings of what circus folk call The Lost Dauphin.