I’m excited to announce that we’ve just released a new book by the legendary ‘crackpot historian’ Adam Gorightly: Saucers, Spooks and Kooks: UFO disinformation in the Age of Aquarius! Copies should be available now from your favourite online bookseller – here’s the Amazon links for the paperback to save you a search:
And the eBook should be available on your local Kindle store and found easily with a quick search (e.g. Amazon US).
The book looks into a number of the modern mythologies that have come into being since the advent of the UFO era in the 1940s, such as UFO crashes and underground alien bases, asking how much of these myths is real, versus being the invention of either government agencies or deluded conspiracy theorists. It’s a must read in light of the recent buzz about government releases of UFO videos etc.
Documentary film-maker Adam Curtis (Can’t Get You Out of My Head,The Power of Nightmares, HyperNormalisation) had an early read of the book, and gave it a glowing testimonial:
Saucers, Spooks, and Kooks is a brilliantly original way of explaining the massive rise in conspiracy theories in today’s age of hyper-individualism. Adam Gorightly tells a fascinating story not just about the rise of conspiracy theories and the people involved, but also how their emotional drives and inner psychologies shaped the strange stories – making them ever more complicated and bizarre. It’s a very modern kind of history that properly explains our time. Because it shows how the forces that have led us into today’s strange world lie as much inside peoples’ head as in the world outside them.
The Daily Grail’s own Red Pill Junkie created the cover (through his design outlet Absurd By Design), and it’s an absolute cracker, taking inspiration from the UFO pulps of the 1970s to fit the vibe of the book perfectly: