Countdown Annual 1972
Art: Unknown (but attributed to Jon Davis by
A circus owner thinks he's come upon a
jackpot when he recovers an intact UFO to promote at the big
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This is an 8-page, self-contained story in
Countdown Annual 1972.
The story opens with the Flaxman Circus playing in
Craighferris, Ireland. As far as I can tell,
Flaxman Circus and Craighferris are both fictional
creations for the story. Page 3 of the story indicates
Craighferris is located in southern Ireland.
Straker speculates that the aliens were interested in
obtaining Mermoda from the circus for his mind reading
skills, to carry on their own telepathic development.
SHADO uses the amnesia drug on a fairly large number of
people in this story to make them forget seeing the UFO
possessed by the circus and the alien that later emerged;
the implication is that both circus employees and guests
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