With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider to stream or download new and past shows!

Last Show Recap

Manson Connections & Conspiracies

First Half: Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals of a bayou town in Louisiana, leading local law enforcement officials to pursue a serial killer theory. Author and investigator Ethan Brown joins George Knapp to discuss how these homicides were not the work of a serial killer, but the violent fallout a brutal sex and drug trade and a backwoods underworld hidden in plain sight.

Second Half: Andrew Cohen is one of the most controversial spiritual teachers of the last thirty years. In 2013, his organization EnlightenNext collapsed amidst claims of abuse and the shocking revelation it had been a cult. Alex Howard, the founder of Conscious 2, and director Meagen Gibson will discuss a new 6-part television series which investigates the danger of unchecked power in the hands of a charismatic leader, and how this co-existed alongside genuine spiritual awakening.

Upcoming Shows

Mon 10-24  Hollywood Ghosthunters/ Secret Space Programs Tue 10-25  Secret UFO Bases/ Hauntings & the Paranormal Wed 10-26  War on Witches/ Open Lines Thu 10-27  Earthfiles WikiLeaks Special Fri 10-28  Demonic Hauntings


Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Manson Connections & Conspiracies

Show Archive
Date: Saturday - July 11, 2009
Host: Ian Punnett
Guests: Adam Gorightly, James 'Tappy' Wright

Ian welcomed investigative journalist and author Adam Gorightly, who discussed his astonishing research into the connections and conspiracy theories surrounding mass murderer Charles Manson.

Gorightly detailed Manson's rise in the Los Angeles music scene, noting that he learned to play guitar in prison from Alvin 'Creepy Karpis' Karpowicz, and eventually met and recorded music with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. Gorightly said Wilson introduced Manson to his close friend Terry Melcher, Dorris Day's son, who also wanted to work on projects with Manson until things turned bad between the two men. Melcher moved out of his house just before the Manson "family" showed up for a killing spree, Gorightly added. Their victims included actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, and three of Tate's friends.

Gorightly traced Manson's connection to several illustrious people, including David Berkowitz, the serial killer known as the Son of Sam. He said the late conspiracy researcher Mae Brussell was convinced that the Manson "family" and Berkowitz were involved in MK Ultra, a covert CIA mind-control program that sought to create programmed killers. Gorightly suggested Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, was an MK Ultra puppet as well.

In addition, Gorightly revealed how Manson could be linked to Aleister Crowley disciple Kenneth Anger and Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey through musician and "family" member Bobby BeauSoleil, as well as Manson's tie-in to singer/songwriter Neil Young, and the woman who tried to assassinate President Ford, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme. Gorightly also spoke about Manson's involvement with Scientology and The Process Church of the Final Judgment, which the criminal mastermind admits started him down his dark path.

Murder of Jimi Hendrix

In the first hour James 'Tappy' Wright, a former roadie who worked for Jimi Hendrix, presented his claim that the famed guitarist was murdered by his manager, Mike Jeffery. According to Wright, Jeffery was deeply in debt to the Mafia. Unable to pay them back, Jeffery (and two colleagues) killed Hendrix for insurance money by forcing wine down the musician's throat until he drowned.

Beast of Bray Road

Author Linda Godfrey appeared briefly at the start of the program to talk about the Beast of Bray Road. Godfrey was recently interviewed about the legendary creature on Sean Hannity's America on FOX News (see article below).

Related Articles

Video Report: Beast of Bray Road

Fox News commentator Sean Hannity investigates the legend of Wisconsin's Beast of Bray Road. Past C2C guest Linda Godfrey is featured along with several eyewitnesses. Check it out at FOXNews.com.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Saturday July 11, 2009