Adam Gorightly

Adam Gorightly

"Crackpot Historian" Adam Gorightly

Feejee Press author of Happy Trails to High Weirdness: A Conspiracy Theorist’s Tour Guide and co-author of A Who’s Who of the Manson Family.

A certified “crackpot historian” and 23rd degree Discordian, Adam Gorightly has been chronicling fringe and conspiracy culture in an illuminating manner for over two decades. An active contributor to the ‘zine revolution of the late ’80s and early ’90s, Adam’s byline was a familiar sight in many cutting-edge magazines of the period where he sharpened his literary teeth. His articles have appeared in numerous publications such as The Excluded Middle, UFO Magazine, Paranoia, Steamshovel Press, and FourTwoFour, the largest soccer magazine in Great Britain.

Adam’s explorations into these arcane waters eventually led to his first book, published in October 2001, The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos, which has been described as the mother of all Manson family tomes. This was followed in November 2003 by The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture, the first biography of the legendary counterculture figure, chronicling Thornley’s amazing and tragic life. 2005′s The Beast of Adam Gorightly: Collected Rantings 1992–2004, features many articles from Adam’s formative years in the ‘zine scene. Before A Who’s Who of the Manson Family, he authored James Shelby Downard’s Mystical War which chronicles the famed conspiracy researcher’s life long battles against Masonic Sorcery.

Adam has been a guest on radio talk shows across the U.S., Canada and Ireland including Coast To Coast AM, Erskine Overnight, The Richard Syrett Show, The R.U. Sirius Show, The X-Zone with Rob McConnell, From The Grassy Knoll with Vyzygoth, Out The Rabbit Hole with Robert Larson, The Blue Rose Report with Miles Lewis, A Closer Look with Michael Corbin, Binnall of America, Stormy Weather with Aeolus Kephas and Radio Misterioso with Greg Bishop.

From November 2006 through May 2008, Adam hosted the weirdly popular Untamed Dimensions web radio show, which is now archived at:

Adam has lectured across the U.S. His most recent rant, “Were the UFO Contactees Ritual Magicians?” was presented at The Retro UFO Space Convention in April 2006; The Roswell 60th Anniversary Festival in July 2007 and and The League Of Western Fortean Intermediatists Mini-Con in October 2008 in Los Angeles.

Says Erskine Payton of Erskine Overnight: “Adam offers a unique take on virtually every conspiracy of our time. There are few answers to Adam’s rants, but they pose questions only the brave or seriously warped would dare ponder.”

Contact Adam at your own risk at, his Untamed Dimensions blog or He is available for interviews.

Adam Gorightly Interviews

Adam Gorightly interviewed by The Church of Mabus Podcast

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