You Have Now Entered…the Twilight Zone

Larry Harvey has always insisted that he didn’t get the idea for “The Burning Man” from the classic movie “The Wicker Man”. Perhaps the name they adopted for their Ancient Druidic ritual of an effigy burn may have been inspired by this episode of The Twilight Zone. The show was the X-Files of its day when it debuted in the 1960’s, and was re-introduced again twice. “The Burning Man” aired on November 15, 1985…

Or maybe it came from Storm Thorgeson’s legendary photo from the cover of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here album.

"Burning Man", by Storm Thorgeson

“Burning Man”, by Storm Thorgeson