The circus visited the city in 1940. 3 weeks after the circus left, Ursula Zandt investigated the disappearance of a boy where the circus was installed. Mothman found the remains of a murdered kid in an abandoned building nearby.
In 1955 the circus was in Boston where the Comedian, killed Müller. When the circus returned to New York that year, the Comedian kidnapped a boy in order to lure Nite Owl to the building they found the dead kid years ago, and incriminate Hooded Justice.