Countdown Annual 1972
A haunted coal mine in England is supposed to exist. Some old blocked-off workings make noises, which Davy (one of the miners) hears. The others laugh at him. Davy leaves to investigate the source of the noise. On the surface, Foster and Murray in a Mobile rush by to investigate the 4th UFO landing that week, but this UFO, like the others, crashed into a neighbouring moor and vanished. The Mobile ventures onto the moor but discovers nothing. It descends through a thin cover of branches over an old mineshaft as it returns to the road. Foster leaps to the edge of the hole, but Murray is knocked out by the Mobile. Foster descends the mineshaft and discovers that the Mobile is a total wreck, and Murray is on his way out. When he enters the old workings, he notices at least three UFOs in a corridor. Three miners travel in search of Davy. Some of the timbers seem loose, as if the old workings have been uncovered. They walk into the ancient workings and find Foster, whom they suspect of harming Davy as a suspicious outsider. Foster tries to explain aliens and UFOs, but no one believes him. Dave reappears, Murray leaning on him, and informs them that the two have being pursued by men with green skin. The miners make the decision to depart. Then at least four armed aliens arrive and appear to ‘have them cold,’ but Foster orders a struggle to get out of the trap, or else the humans will be taken away in a UFO.The remainder of the miners, on the other hand, arrive with picks and shovels, mistaking the commotion from the old workings for a roof collapse. They see what’s going on and use their picks and shovels to assault the invaders. One of the aliens manages to get away. Foster is perplexed and pursues the alien, grabbing him as he is ready to manipulate a small control panel, assuming it is a self-destruct mechanism. He orders the miners to stop fighting and return to the new workings. They all flee, but the aliens don’t pursue them. Behind them, the old workings erupt. Davy owns a motorcycle, as well as a sidecar: With it, he transports Foster and some explosive to the old shaft’s top. Foster detonates the bomb just as the first of the UFOs approaches the shaft’s top, attempting to flee. Rather than being captured, the alien base and the UFOs burst, self-destructing.