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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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UFO: The Circus UFO
"The Circus"
Countdown Annual 1972
Writer: Unknown
Art: Unknown (but attributed to Jon Davis by Technodelic)

 

A circus owner thinks he's come upon a jackpot when he recovers an intact UFO to promote at the big top.

 

Read the story summary at ufoseries.com

 

DIDJA KNOW?

 

This is an 8-page, self-contained story in Countdown Annual 1972.

 

DIDJA NOTICE?

 

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 were treated. 

 

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