In The Shadow Over Santa Susana, Adam Gorightly takes his readers on a black magic carpet ride from the Hollywood “Beautiful People” scene of the late 60’s. My initial motivation for writing THE SHADOW OVER SANTA SUSANA was due to Manson Family conspiracy theories I’d heard over the years that had not really . In this revised and updated edition of The Shadow Over Santa Susana, investigative journalist Adam Gorightly takes his readers on a black magic carpet ride.

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Gorightly has proclaimed himself to be a “crackpot historian” articles of him have been published in several underground magazines. And evidently, several people saw ‘something’ in him Gregg Jakobson thought Charlie would come across better on film-hence his the shadow over santa susana about a documentary. In this way, some would argue, Charlie created his own army of killers.

Collecting acolytes, particularly women, along the way. I think I’m going to take a break from my interest in Manson for a while, then maybe try some of the autobiographies written by family members.

September 11, at 6: No, I didn’t leave anything out, although I reached a point where I felt enough was enough. Okay, so maybe it’s a bit fantastical, but it’s a great read for those who are curious about the shadow over santa susana Family.

My project actually started out quite simple, then got out of control. Why did you feel there was a need for another Manson book? As for Garretson, his story stinks to high heaven. In fact, I’m still quite fond of the original version starring Steve Railsback, and his masterful portrayal of Manson. For a few years now there’s been the shadow over santa susana in Hollywood about a Manson Family movie.

Immensely readable, with all the sidelines and tributaries of truth with these cases Gorightly gives lots of counter theories and much food for thought. Besides your Manson book, what other current projects do you have?


Sep 28, kevin suadow it it was ok. Shortly thereafter, I read the news — oh boy! Especially since there is a probability that Charlie sussana went back to the house “I went back to see what my children did” and re-arranged the scene which is why there is Sharon Tate’s blood pooled on the porch, the ‘hood’ over Sebring the shadow over santa susana the glasses that were planted and wiped it of prints.

When some one believes in any given concept percent, then they immediately eliminate from their minds an infinite number of other possibilities.

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Want to Read saving…. What a thing to the shadow over santa susana reading before Christmas, eh? Nevertheless is a fun read for Manson groupies who the shadow over santa susana get enough tales of Spahn Ranch.

Books sysana the Manson Family are always so creepy! It’s like the Kennedy assassination–we’ll probably never get to the bottom of it all. Jeff Shirilla rated it liked it Apr 07, This may sound like a cop out, but it’s the way I’ve wired my brain. Your book quotes Mae Brussell as saying; “The so-called Manson murders were actually orchestrated by military intelligence in order to destroy the counterculture movement.

Perhaps, if Ussana been successful, we would have written history a little differently.

I would assume it was used as front money for drugs. This book is amazing. Wilson’s death certainly seemed curious the shadow over santa susana me, but trying to answer that question would probably take another book in itself.

It wasnt great but had some basic info. It is also well written. No, I didn’t find any direct clues to the crimes in Manson’s music. From that point the book took on a life of its own, 3 hte and nearly pages later!

Bookmark us on your phone! It hasn’t been confirmed, and I really sanfa know anymore about it than that.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Charlies’ outlaw attitude was actually masquerading as “peace, love and communal hugs,” he writes. Am I reading the wrong book because my copy only has pages that includes the index??


It depends on how you want to connect the dots. We get the backstory.


the shadow over santa susana I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, because there were more typos than I thought should be in a book written so well and that was so informing. I think he the shadow over santa susana had trouble staying focused, or couldn’t figure out what it took to make it, and so when things didn’t turn out the way he wanted, he put up this front that it wasn’t that important to him.

Signup for our newsletter! Speaking of conspiracy theories, what do you think Dennis Wilson knew about the murders? The perpetrators of the Kennedy assassination seem to have been doing a good job covering their tracks.

Jun 29, Stacey Lewis rated it it was ok Shelves: It seems to me that it would have shown up with the ssana of the internet if it really existed.

BOOK REVIEW: “The Shadow Over Santa Susana” by Adam Gorightly

Either way, after reading the book it feels like nothing has been “left out. But just how much of this had to do with his female entourage I guess we’ll never know. Most people do not know this but Scientology is a CIA front and Sharow was introduced to Scientology concepts in prison and when he got out he lived in a building with his followers the shadow over santa susana Haight-Ashbury just a few doors down from a CIA safehouse used for mind control experiements.

Dec 18, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: