Crispin Carney's Darke Circus (UN-D-997)
However, this incident had deeply troubled Carney. He was concerned that should they stay in the public eye they would attract further Daemons, envious of their acceptance.

Following a further attack by another Daemon, just four months after the first, Carney reluctantly announced his retirement. Unwilling to risk any further thereat to his audience, he quit performing at the peak of the Darke Circus fame in 1883.

The other members of the cast went their separate ways, some continuing to perform independently or with other circus shows.

Carney married Dark Circus psychic Laiteria shortly after his retirement, and they lived in Padstow, on the English South West coast until Carney's death in 1956.


Laiteria Carney