We welcome back author and investigator David McGowan to talk about his book, Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream. David McGowan briefly spoke about the book in a past interview earlier this year when we were talking about his photographic analysis of the Boston Marathon Bombing. We focus in on the book and the attention it’s suddenly getting from a wide demographic. Weird Scenes reveals some very disturbing elements and connections within the birthplace of the so called hippie movement in Laurel Canyon. The landscape itself is riddled with man-made and natural tunnel systems, some attached to mansions and military installations. However the groundbreaking investigative work from McGowan are the counter culture rock star connections to military families and the United States military machine converging during the anti-war movement. Did all of these components, the anti-war movement, a rock and roll counter culture, military intelligence connections, and more accidentally fall together? McGowen says probably not.
Guest – David McGowen is the author of several books including Programmed to Kill, and Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippy Dream. He’s posted numerous sets of images from the Boston Marathon Bombing with captions describing inconsistencies on his website The Center For An Informed America.