Charles Manson was born Charles Milles Maddox on November 12, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio to 16-year-old Kathleen Maddox. Kathleen had run away from home at the age of 15, presumably out of rebellion from her religious upbringing. Shortly after his Charles’ birth, she married William Manson. Despite their brief marriage, her son took his name and would be known as Charles Manson from then on. (source)
Manson spent a few days in Boys Town where the Franklin Cover Up occurred
“Charles Manson, 14, a ‘dead end kid’ who has lived in an emotional ‘blind alley’ most his life, is happy today,” reads the Indianapolis News story from March 1949. “He’s going to Boys Town.”
Today, few Omahans know that Manson, the infamous cult leader convicted of orchestrating the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in California, spent a brief stint at Father Edward Flanagan’s children’s home. Details of his time here are scarce. Manson ran away after just a few days.
But Lawson McDowell, a 66-year-old local author and retired director of network operations at Union Pacific, spent more than a year corresponding with the imprisoned Manson, researching his historical fiction book, “Before He Became a Monster: A Story of Charles Manson’s Time at Father Flanagan’s Boys Town,” published in 2013.
“I write mainly for myself, but also to educate anybody that wants to learn,” he said. “I wanted to write about (Manson) just to let people know that he’d been here in town and left.”
McDowell’s book tells the story of how Manson came to stay at Boys Town and what happened during his time there, blending real and imagined events. The episode is shrouded in uncertainty, and Manson himself gave cryptic answers to some of McDowell’s questions.
What is certain is that Manson’s admittance to Boys Town was meant to turn his life around.
Manson’s mother was a heavy drinker and unstable caregiver, who at times found herself in trouble with the law. Her son spent much of his early life in one city or another, living with relatives or in group homes.
Eventually, he was caught stealing and ended up in the Indiana juvenile court system. In 1949, the Indianapolis News ran a story outlining the 14-year-old Manson’s troubled childhood. The boy, it read, had expressed a desire to become Catholic and had been daydreaming about the home in Omaha.
“I think I could be happy working around cows and horses. I like animals,” Manson told the court.
At his hearing, an Indiana judge encouraged him: “Maybe you’ll have that farm yet and be a real farmer, son. You just try hard and learn the things they teach.”
It wasn’t to be. Manson’s stay at Boys Town lasted all of three days, said Kara Neuverth, Boys Town spokeswoman. (In his book, McDowell writes Boys Town told him five days. Manson himself, he writes, couldn’t remember.)
Manson is not considered a Boys Town alumnus, Neuverth said. He never made it out of orientation.
“He took off and that was kind of the last of it,” she said.
In a letter to the Journal Star, a newspaper in Peoria, Illinois, Manson claimed he ran away from Boys Town, stole a car in Lincoln and continued to Idaho and later Peoria, where police caught him in more than one break-in.
But when McDowell heard from a friend that Manson had, in fact, spent time at Boys Town, he wanted to know more. So he decided to ask the man himself.
In 2009, McDowell began writing letters once a week to Manson in Corcoran State Prison, asking him if he’d be willing to talk about his time in Omaha. The letters went unreturned for more than six months, until McDowell began including photos of Union Pacific trains. Manson, McDowell learned, is interested in railroads.
One night, McDowell said, he received a call from a man who identified himself as an associate of Manson. McDowell explained what he wanted to know, and arrangements were made for him to speak with Manson through a telephone service for inmates.
Off and on for more than two years, McDowell chatted with Manson. They talked about Omaha, about Manson’s past and about the 1969 murders. True, McDowell wanted to know more about Manson’s experiences at Boys Town, but he also wanted to vet the inmate, who, for decades, has drawn attention for odd behavior.
“I was scared to deal with him because of his reputation and all,” McDowell said. “But he surprised me in how intelligent he is, and how thoughtful he is in some things.”
Manson remembered his time in Omaha fondly and vividly, McDowell said. He could recall, for example, the name of a nun who confiscated his cigarettes and specific architectural details about the Boys Town campus. Overall, McDowell said, Manson gave the impression that he appreciated what the children’s home had tried to do for him.
So why run away? McDowell asked, over and over. Manson, he said, never gave a clear answer.
After a while, McDowell grew tired of Manson’s phone calls. He wrote his book, piecing together what he learned from their conversations. He sent Manson a copy. (Source)
Manson Gets Married
In 1954, at age 19, Manson was released on parole after an unusual bout of good behavior. The next year, he married a 17-year-old waitress named Rosalie Willis and the two took off for California in a stolen car. It was not long before Rosalie became pregnant. This was beneficial for Manson because it actually got him probation rather than prison time for stealing a car. His luck would not last, though.
In March 1956, Rosalie gave birth to Charles Manson Jr. (he committed suicide in 1993), just one month before his father was sent to prison after his probation was revoked. The sentence this time was three years in Terminal Island Prison. After just one year, his wife found someone new, left town, and divorced Manson in June 1957. (source)
Manson the Con Man
In 1958, Manson was released from prison. While out, Manson began pimping in Hollywood. He also conned a young woman out of money and, in 1959, received a 10-year suspended sentence for stealing checks from mailboxes. He also married again, this time to a prostitute named Candy Stevens (her real name was Leona), and fathered a second son, Charles Luther Manson. She would divorce him shortly after his next prison sentence.
This arrest occurred on June 1, 1960. The charge was crossing state lines with the intent of prostitution and it led to the immediate revocation of his parole. He was sentenced to seven years and sent to the McNeil Island Penitentiary off the coast of Washington State. Part of his sentence would be served back at California’s Terminal Island.
It was during this prison sentence that Manson began studying Scientology and music. He befriended the infamous Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, a former member of Ma Barker’s gang. After Karpis taught Charles Manson to play the steel guitar, Manson became obsessed with making music. He practiced all the time, wrote dozens of original songs, and started singing. He believed that when he got out of prison, he could be a famous musician. (source)
Manson Gets a Following
On March 21, 1967, Manson was once again released from prison. This time he headed to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury where, with a guitar and drugs, he blended in and began to get a following. Mary Brunner was one of the first to fall for Manson. The UC Berkeley librarian with a college degree invited him to move in and her life would change forever. It was not long before she started doing drugs and quit her job to follow Manson where ever he went. She was the key figure who helped entice others to join what would be called the Manson Family.
Lynette Fromme soon joined Brunner and Manson. In San Francisco, the trio found many young people who were lost and searching for a purpose in life. Manson’s lengthy prophesies and hypnotic, coercive songs led to a reputation that he had some sort of sixth sense. He relished this new position as a mentor and the skills of manipulation he had honed in childhood and prison only fueled his attraction to those who were vulnerable. He and his followers saw Manson as a guru and prophet and they would follow him anywhere. In 1968, Manson and several of his followers drove to Southern California. (source)
The Spahn Ranch
Manson was still hoping for a music career. Through an acquaintance, Manson met and hung out with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. The Beach Boys even recorded one of Manson’s songs, which appeared as “Never Learn Not to Love” on the B-side of their “20/20” album.
Through Wilson, Manson met Terry Melcher, Doris Day’s son. Manson believed Melcher was going to advance his music career but when nothing happened, Manson was very upset.
During this time, Charles Manson and some of his followers moved to the Spahn Ranch. Located northwest of San Fernando Valley in Chatsworth, the ranch had been a popular location to film westerns in the 1940s and 1950s. Once Manson and his followers moved in, it became a cult compound for “the Family.” Brunner also gave Manson his third son. Valentine Michael Manson was born on April 1, 1968. (source)
The Manson Family Members
- Charles “Tex” Watson (b. December 2, 1945)
- Shot three victims of the 10050 Cielo Drive massacre
- Stabbed both of the LaBiancas
- Involved in the murder of Donald Shea
- Became a born-again Christian in 1975
- Wrote an autobiography, Will You Forgive Me?, with the help of his chaplain. It was published n 1978.
- Got married in 1979 while in prison and had four children with his wife through conjugal visits
- Divorced in 2002
- Susan Atkins (May 7, 1948 – September 24, 2009)
- Also went by the name “Sadie May Glutz”
- Involved in the Hinman, Tate and LaBianca murders
- Published an autobiography, Child of Satan, Child of God, in 1977
- Died in prison from cancer in 2009
- Linda Kasabian (b. June 21, 1949)
- Testified against the other Family members in exchange for immunity
- Bobby Beausoleil (b. November 6, 1947)
- Aspiring musician and actor
- Boyfriend of Leslie Van Houten
- Had parts in a few softcore pornography movies, one of which was shot at the Spahn Ranch, and was set to star in the short film Lucifer Rising, but had a falling out with the director and was replaced. Some of his footage was included in a revival of the project. During his incarceration, he was allowed to compose and record the soundtrack for the film.
- Was briefly a member of The Grass Roots (which later changed its name to Love) in 1965
- Stabbed Gary Hinman to death
- Leslie Van Houten (b. August 23, 1949)
- Girlfriend of Bobby Beausoleil
- Involved in the LaBianca murders
- Has been denied parole over 20 times
- Has written a number of short stories in prison and done some secretarial work there
- Granted parole in September 2017 following a total of 21 appearances before a parole board
- Steve “Clem” Grogan (b. May 24, 1952)
- Was kept under observation at a mental hospital for indecent exposure in 1969
- Involved in the LaBianca murders and the Shea murder
- Released from prison in 1985
- Patricia Krenwinkel (b. December 3, 1947)
- Involved in the Tate and LaBianca murders
- Is reportedly a model prisoner, but has been denied parole thirteen times, most recently in 2011, and won’t be eligible again until 2018, but was denied parole once again early in June 2017
- Mary Brunner (b. December 17, 1943)
- Lived with Manson when he first came to California
- Bore one of Manson’s children, Valentine Michael, in 1968
- Was involved in the Hinman murder
- Was in jail for attempting to use stolen credit cards along with Sandra Good during the Tate and LaBianca murders
- Led a robbery and attempted hostage taking in Hawthorne, California in 1971 and was injured after being shot by police
- Was released in 1977. Has since changed her name, regained custody of her son and currently lives in the Midwest
- Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme (b. October 22, 1948)
- Catherine Share (b. December 10, 1942)
- Born in Paris the daughter of a Hungarian father and a German mother
- Had a relationship with Bobby Beausoleil
- Involved in the Brunner-led attempted hostage taking in Hawthorne, California in 1971
- Was convicted of multiple counts of fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property
- Sandra Good (b. February 20, 1944)
- Off and on university student
- Was in jail for attempting to use stolen credit cards along with Mary Brunner during the Tate and LaBianca murders
- Was convicted of “conspiracy to send threatening letters through the mail” in 1975
- Paroled in 1985
- Is still devoted to Manson, but is forbidden from going to the state of California
- Bruce McGregor Davis (b. 1942)
- Involved in the murders of Hinman and Shea
- Vaguely suspected of being the Zodiac Killer
- Became a preacher in the prison chapel during his incarceration
- Despite getting several recommendations from the state parole board, he has been denied parole by the governor and remains in prison
The Family: Satanism, Drug Trafficking, Contract-killers, and Child Pornography
In his book, The Ultimate Evil, investigator-author Maury Terry writes that between 1966 and 1967, the Satanic cult, the Process Church, “sought to recruit the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.” During this period, Terry reports that a photo of Rolling Stones leader Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, appeared in an issue of The Process Magazine. The picture shows her supine, as if dead, clutching a rose. Terry’s book goes on to implicate the Process Church cult in the Charles Manson and Son of Sam multiple murders. Charles Manson was a “Light-bearer” with the Church of Satan. Kenneth Anger was a High Level Magus with the Church Of Satan.
During 1966-1967, when the Process Church is reported to be recruiting in London, Anger was also on the scene. Author Tony Sanchez describes that Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richard, and their girlfriends Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenburg, “listened spellbound as Anger turned them on to Crowley’s powers and ideas.”(Tony Sanchez, Up and Down With the Rolling Stones, p.155)
While in England, Anger worked on a film dedicated to Aleister Crowley, called Lucifer Rising. The film brought together the Process Church, the Manson Family cult, and the Rolling Stones. The music for the film was composed by Mick Jagger. Process Church follower Marianne Faithfull went all the way to Egypt to participate in the film’s depiction of a Black Mass. The part of Lucifer was played by a guitarist of a California rock group, Bobby Beausoleil. Beausoleil was a member of the Manson Family, and Anger’s homosexual lover.
A few months after filming under Anger’s direction in England, Beausoleil returned to California to commit the first of the Manson family’s series of gruesome murders. Beausoleil was later arrested and is now serving a life sentence in prison along with Manson (Manson died 11/17). Having lost his star performer, Anger then asked Mick Jagger to play Lucifer. He finally settled upon Anton LaVey, author of The Satanic Bible and head of the First Church of Satan, to play the part. The film was released in 1969 with the title Invocation To My Demon Brother.
In London, Anger had succeeded in recruiting to Satanism the girlfriend of one of the Rolling Stones, Anita Pallenberg. Pallenberg had met the Rolling Stones in 1965. She immediately began sexual relations with three out of the five members of the group. Anger, commenting on Anita, said, “I believe that Anita is, for want of a better word, a witch…The occult unit within the Stones was Keith and Anita…and Brian. You see, Brian was a witch too.”
One of the group’s friends, Tony Sanchez, writes of Pallenberg in his book, Up and Down with the Rolling Stones, “She was obsessed with black magic and began to carry a string of garlic with her everywhere–even to bed–to ward off vampires. She also had a strange mysterious old shaker for holy water which she used for some of her rituals. Her ceremonies became increasingly secret, and she warned me never to interrupt her when she was working on a spell.”(Tony Sanchez, Up and Down WIth the Rolling Stones, p.159)
Thought I’d chuck this in the mix, as only a few years back I spent a lot of time looking into The Tate/LaBianca murders, as well as ‘Son of Sam’ and the ‘Zodiac’ killings etc as there are links between all 3…well it appeared that way to me. To be blunt…the ‘Manson murders’ imo (although Charlie was convicted of killing no one) are not what they seem or appear to be. I was aware that he and his wife (Tate) had a penchant for filming themselves ‘f####’ with other ‘Hollywood’ types back in the 60’s…at least those are the rumours that went around at the time of the killings.
Alex Sanders (a protege of A Crowley/L Gardner) who anointed himself ‘King of the Witches’ (Alexandrian Witchcraft) had apparently during the filming for ‘Eye of the Devil’ (where he was an advisor) claimed to have ‘initiated’ the film’s star Sharon Tate, into witchcraft. This is more than just idle rumour and the claim is also reiterated in the book ‘Fire Child’ by Sander’s wife Maxine.
His counterpart in the US was Anton Lavey…who some say played the role of ‘Satan’ in Rosemary’s Baby and acted as an advisor to Roman Polanski…regardless of feeble attempts to pretend otherwise! This obviously all leads to Manson (who was affiliated with OTO/Process Church/Church of Satan/Scientology etc). Apparently Manson was exposed to the ‘Process Church’ as early as spring ’67 at San Francisco’s infamous ‘Devil House’ and he later claimed to have met the leaders of the ‘Process’ at the Polanski home, which he is known to have visited before the killings!!!! (in fact Charlie was very familiar with the Polanski/Tate home, Manson knew both the owner of the Cielo Drive home, Rudy Altobelli, and the previous tenant, Terry Melcher (son of Doris Day), who along with Charlie was involved with the Process Church (as was John Philips, Cass Elliot’s bandmate and another associate of Manson) Charlie was familiar with the LaBianca home as well; it was right next door to the home of Harold True, who had hosted LSD parties attended by Charlie and his followers before the murders. The Manson Family were also deeply involved in drug trafficking.
Sammy Davis Jnr has said of the victims who were killed at Tate’s Cielo Drive residence “Everyone there had at at one time or another been into satanism”. Some newspapers (denounced as sensationalism) were rife with reports that the Polanski’s were satanists who hosted drug and sex orgies. Indeed just days before the murders a drug dealer was reportedly filmed being whipped at the house in an S & M ritual. Various celebrities were said to have been in attendance. Actor Dennis Hopper spoke in interviews of sadistic movies being filmed at the house that featured some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Films found at the Polanski home could suggest an elite Hollywood wife-swapping operation…the Folger/Frykowski home also yielded a box of erotic photo’s of Hollywood’s elite.
Another connection between killers & victims was provided by their shared interest in drug trafficking. Several of the victims including Frykowski, Folger and Sharon Tate herself…were linked to the trafficking of hallucinogens. Rosemary LaBianca was a known trafficker of ‘methamphetamine’ and likely other drugs as well.
To add author Joel Norris has noted, Charlie was ‘a drug dealer and contract killer’ and ‘had become involved in underworld crime, murder-for-hire rings, and child pornography’. Interestingly enough, Manson has said that the Family’s most well known victims were involved in some of the same enterprises: “Don’t you think those people deserved to die? They were involved in kiddie porn”. According to Ed Saunders (wrote ‘The Family’) who interviewed numerous members and associates of The Family, Manson was also involved in the production and distribution of snuff films.
Most of the above info comes from David McGowan’s book Programmed To Kill…and it reads like a Lynchian script/plot, doesn’t it? (source)
Alex Constantine wrote that the Solar Lodge were another link in the Mansonian apocalyptic chain and used similar tactics on their members as did Manson himself:
The group subscribed to a grim, apocalyptic view of the world precipitated by race wars… The Riverside O.T.O., like the Manson Family, used drugs, sex, psycho-drama and fear to tear down the mind of the initiate and rebuild it according to the desires of the cult’s inner-circle.
Excerpt of “Ordis Templis Intelligentis” by Alex Constantine, 1996:
The O.T.O.’s Solar Lodge in San Bernardino was founded by Maury McCauley, a mortician, on his own property. McCauley was married to Barbara Newman, a former model and the daughter of a retired Air Force colonel from Vandenberg. The group subscribed to a grim, apocalyptic view of the world precipitated by race wars, and the prophecy made a lasting impression on Charles Manson, who passed through the lodge. In the L.A. underworld, the O.T.O. spin-off was known for indulgence in sadomasochism, drug dealing, blood drinking, child molestation and murder. The Riverside O.T.O., like the Manson Family, used drugs, sex, psycho-drama and fear to tear down the mind of the initiate and rebuild it according to the desires of the cult’s inner-circle.
Ed Sanders, author of ‘The Family,’ reported that at least five separate sources informed him that Manson was involved with the Solar Temple Lodge, both at the Lodge’s desert ranch, and at one of their houses in L.A., located near the USC campus. Sander’s also claimed that a house owned by Brayton at 1251 West Thirtieth Street in Los Angeles was supposedly frequented by Manson. [In fact, it was Manson ‘Family’ member Tex Watson, not Charles Manson.]
Before Charles Manson (b. 1935) possibly visited the ‘parties’ open to outsiders held at Solar Lodge meetings, he already had a rather chequered occult history. He is supposed to have first become interested in Scientology while he was incarcerated at the McNeil Island Penitentiary in Washington (Scientology has prison recruiting programmes). There it is said that Manson received about 150 hours of Scientology counselling. After his release from prison, he went to Los Angeles, where it is claimed that he attended several Scientology events where Hollywood stars were guests, including possibly the dedication ceremony for Scientology’s first ‘Celebrity Center’. Manson was undoubtedly eager to meet celebrities to further his musical ambitions and find someone to produce his guitar-playing. It is known that he contacted one of the Beach Boys, and Doris Day’s son Terry Melcher.
There are hints that not long after this is when he linked with ‘The Process’, a Satanic-oriented group which had originally broken away from Scientology. Scientology itself had early connections with Crowley’s O.T.O. via L. Ron Hubbard’s association with Satanist Jack Parsons.
But there is one more dependable, if unusual link between the characteristics of the ‘Family and Brayton’s Solar Lodge, and other O.T.O. groups. One member of Manson’s ‘Family’ called Robert (or Bobby) “Cupid” Beausoleil once lived rent-free together with the celebrated underground film-maker and occultist Kenneth Anger although he did not share his interest for magic. Before he became embroiled in the Manson affair, Beausoleil had acted the rôle of Lucifer in Anger’s film ‘Lucifer Rising’. While imprisoned as a result of the murders, Beausoleil occupied his time in composing a musical score for the film. Kenneth Anger was also instrumental in founding Anton LaVey’s ‘Church of Satan’ — and allegedly LaVey played the rôle of Satan in Roman Polanski’s film ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (which is in fact not true). Sharon Tate, one of the Manson murder-victims was Polanski’s wife. (source)
The above info uncovered by the researchers and authors of several books sure seems to match what we’ve learned from Paul Bonacci and other mind control victims of the CIA. So, that leads us to the obvious question…
Was “Charles Manson” and the “family “created by the CIA’s MK-ULTRA for a Terror Scare?
Charles Manson is described by Fritz Springmeier as “both a Monarch slave and a handler”. According to Springmeier, his programmers knew ahead of time what were going to be the next hits. He was basically used by the elite to carry out ritualistic murders.
“(…) the murders attributed to the Son of Sam, the Manson Family, and numerous other interconnected killings (including possibly the Zodiac murders) were not what they appeared to be. While these killings appeared to be the random work of serial/mass murderers, they actually were contract hits carried out for specific purposes by an interlocking network of Satanic cults … In other words, these were professional hits orchestrated and disguised to look like the work of yet another ‘lone nut’ serial killer.”
– David McGowan, “There’s Something About Henry”
“The Manson murders sounded the death knell for hippies and all they symbolically represented,” Bugliosi told the Observer last week. “They closed an era. The 60s, the decade of love, ended on that night, on 9 August 1969”.
-The Guardian, “Charles Manson follower ends her silence 40 years after night of slaughter”
According to numerous observers, Manson’s killings were programmed using Beatles songs (Manson himself claimed that the song Helter Skelter contained hidden messages intended for his family).
“Charles Manson was programmed with Beatles’ music. (…) They regularly call in slaves and hypnotically make the lyrics to be cues for the slaves before the music comes out. For instance, the lyrics of “Ain’t that a Shame” will make certain alters angry. For another slave the lyrics “Everything is relative, in its own way” reminds the person of the cult family & obedience.”
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create an Undetectable Mind Control Slave
“The Manson killings were performed according to ancient ritual with hoodwinks and “cords of initiation” around the necks of the sacrifices. A line from a John Lennon Beatles’ song was painted on the death house, “Helter Skelter” which was located appropriately on Cielo (Spanish for “sky”) Drive (Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski’s house).
What we are witnessing in the wake of the public enactment of these alchemical psychodramas, whose spiritual consequences for mankind are far more momentous than most have thus far guessed, is a process of global occult initiation”.
– Michael, A. Hoffman, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare
Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan-Sirhan, John Hinckley Jr., Mark Chapman, David Koresh, Tim McVeigh and John Salvi are some notable names of infamy, strongly suspected of being pawns who were spawned by MKULTRA.
Charles Manson, Stanley Baker, John Lindley Frazier, Edmund Kemper, Herbert Mullin, and the Zodiac – all spawned from the Santa Cruz/San Francisco area in a span of just over four years. This is very remarkable considering there was CIA MK Ultra activity out of Stanford University at this time.
Why has this never been addressed? and why did this produce the phenomenon of serial Killers This has now become an ever-present part of the American culture. Prior to 1960, fewer than two serial killers a year were reported nationwide.
By 1970, the number had climbed to six per year, and by 1980 had tripled that figure. By 1990, nearly three dozen serial killers a year were being reported. Not surprisingly then, the rash of Satanic murders afflicting California would continue. I believe they were created by the government MK Ultra programs as trained assassins.
The Report from Iron Mountain, a Special Study Group of fifteen men whose identities were to remain secret and that it was not intended to be made public, was published in 1967. It details the analyses of a government panel which concludes that war, or a credible substitute for war, is necessary if governments are to maintain power by putting fear in the people’s minds – whether real or fake. Everything from the threat of alien invasion, to poverty and global environmental issues were discussed. It’s possible that serial murder eventually derived from these type discussions although it was not published in the report.
Operation Chaos was launched in 1968, it was the CIA’s response to the Hippie movement and what they determined to be civil unrest. It also was a move to start to bring the United States under Military Law which now has come to full fruition with the passing of The National Defense Authorization Act law Dec 31rst 2011. The targets of this operation as was COINTELPRO was to go after the Black Panthers and politically active and communal youth. It is interesting to note that the Manson Families Tate LeBianca murders was also an attempt to frame the Black Panthers as evidence was planted that was taken from the scene of the murders and planted to make it look like these groups.
By using informants and illegal tyranny against its own American Citizens the CIA also used The IRS the BNDD , the LEAA, the Department of Health, Education and welfare HWW and all of the intelligence community and divisions of the armed forces. Over a quarter of a million people were under active surveillance at this time. This was done to neutralize and discourage any making of subversive anti government groups.
Manson was involved with the Haight Ashbury Clinics personally through the women of the Family. It is interesting to note that Abigail Folger was involved with this clinic and is said to have known Manson at this time. This clinic was said to have been conducting government based tests on Human behavior. One of these men was Roger Smith Manson’s parole officer in March 1967. Also Dr David Smith from the free clinic got to know Manson. This shows me that there was huge interest in Charles Manson when he first came out of prison with the government community. Was it because he was a perfect candidate for this program to create a Murderer?
One month before the Family massacres occurred” operation Chaos” went into tight security. In order to understand these connections we have to go back to before the Second World War.
THE NAZI 3RD REICH CONNECTION
General Reinhardt Gehlen of Germany and the OS William Donovan and the FBI’s J Edgar Colbert all worked together before the outbreak of the Second World War to develop mind control weapons of mass Destruction. Nazi counterparts commissioned high members of the medical community including psychiatrists in their attempts to use mind control as a military weapon of mass destruction..
There were four allegiances formed after the Second World War. Concealed connections between the military, intelligence community, organized crime, and the “Knights of Malta.“ The knights of Malta were acting on behalf of the “Pope”. The War criminals of the third Reich moved into hiding in South America. Knowledge was traded for protection of “SS” and “Nazi war criminals”. Men who should have been tried for their atrocities against the human race, instead they were helped and safeguarded.
This became known as “Operation Amadeus”.
Having formed allegiances with the CIA, the mafia connection was established with “Lucky Luciano” and “Calogero Don Calo Vizzini.
”Project Amadeus” was the codename for the protection of ex third Reich intelligence and scientific community by forming rat lines into South America . Ex “SS” and “Nazi war criminals” were able by forming and using manipulation to infiltrate into South American business and communities. They did this under the guise of” Anti Communism.” A famous Gestapo officer” Klaus Barbie” known to the world as “The Butcher of Lyon” helped form this with the help from the “Roman Catholic Church “using narcotics as a way to make money. Smuggling stockpiles of “morphine sulfate” out of Europe and into South America at the end of the Second World War through the “sunrise agreement”. Narcotics was also accompanied by large stockpiles of stolen gold and counterfeit British banknotes . These were created in internment and concentration camps by “Specialists “under the direction of the “SS” known as: “Operation Bernhard.” This secret arm of the CIA operated with the information that was traded from the third Reich. “Reinhard Gehlen“ the former Nazi intelligence expert who is recruited by the United States in 1945 “Gehlen org” was the formation of the German-based intelligence arm of the United States and was composed of former SS Gestapo.
These “Rat lines” produced programs that were formed in the 1920’s through the “Kaiser Wilhelm Institute.“ These “Nazi” inspired “CIA mind control operations” have been documented and declassified under the names of “project paperclip.” “Paperclip” involved a series of CIA projects using unsuspecting civilian guinea pigs the names of these projects were “Bluebirds”, “Artichoke”, and “MKUltra”, “Midnight climax”
1945 “project paperclip“
“Project paper clip” was perhaps the most famous of all of the programs and as well the least understood. In a rush against the “Cold War with Russia” the US Army wanted “German rocket scientists” to expand there Rocket Programs. They were more concerned about keeping the technology out of the hands of the Russians then they were about protecting their own citizens. The United States law prohibited the bringing in of “SS scientists” into the United States.
The US military acted unilaterally in bringing the rocket scientist to the United States as prisoners of war defining the rocket laboratory in “Huntsville” as a POW compound later the “Paper clip scientist’s” were declassified by various bureaucratic means and legal means and placed strategically throughout the United States at the center of the US military “space programs “or “NASA “.
What is not well documented and the other hundreds of additional “Nazi SS members” who had nothing at all to do to consider contribute to the scientific programs but were also admitted into North America. This also included the “SSGehlen org “ as it came to be called continued to serve the United States as eyes and ears in Europe and the USSR until 1955. At that time the” secret Treaty “of “Fort Hunt” in 1945 was transferred to the new Western government which gave its name of the federal intelligence service, or BND, the BND continues to be the eyes and ears of NATO intelligence. It is said to have supplied information well into the 1960s. This is based upon which the “US intelligence system was founded”. The national security act of 1947 reorganized the military and created the “CIA” but the “Gehlen org “is the base from which US intelligence developed throughout the decades of the Cold War.
The “Galen” or” Western intelligence agency” established in June 1946 by US occupation authorities in United States was transferred to the new West German government formed after the Second World War. It consisted of former members of the 12 Department of the Army Gen. staff foreign armies east or at each fold.
They carry the name of Reinhardt Gehlen . Reinhardt Gehlen had all along been under the tutelage of US Army G2 intelligence he established and succeed in this establishing an association with the Central intelligence agency, the CIA was actually established in 1947 in alliance with the CIA, the military began the organization of turning increasingly political economic and technical espionage against the Eastern block and the moniker “Pullach” became synonymous with Secret Service intrigues, in 1948 Galen organization had an annual budget of the equivalent of $13.7 million nowadays paid for by the US government.
In 1947 “project charter” was formed the” U.S. Navy” initiated this program to continue “Nazi experiments” in extracting truth on unwilling subjects by chemical means especially using mind altering drugs such as “mescaline”.
Headed by SIDNEY GOTTLIEB, the MKULTRA project was started on the order of CIA director ALLEN WELSH DULLES on April 13, 1953, largely in response to alleged SOVIET, CHINESE, and NORTH KOREAN use of mind control techniques on U.S. PRISONERS OF WAR in Korea. The “CIA “wanted to use similar methods on their own captives. The CIA was also interested in being able to manipulate foreign leaders with such techniques, and would later invent several schemes to drug FIDEL CASTRO.
Experiments were often conducted without the subjects’ knowledge or consent. In some cases, academic researchers being funded through grants from CIA front organizations were unaware that their work was being used for these purposes.
In 1964, the project was renamed MKSEARCH. The project attempted to produce a perfect TRUTH DRUG for use in interrogating suspected Soviet spies during the COLD WAR, and generally to explore any other possibilities of mind control.
Another MKULTRA effort, Subproject 54, was the Navy’s top secret “Perfect Concussion” program, which was supposed to use sub-aural frequency blasts to erase memory, however the program was never carried out.
Because most MKULTRA records were deliberately destroyed in 1973 by order of then CIA director RICHARD HELMS it has been difficult, if not impossible, for investigators to gain a complete understanding of the more than 150 individually funded research sub-projects sponsored by MKULTRA and related CIA programs
LOOK OUT MOUNTAIN
At Laurel Canyon in 1947, the Army Air Corps (1352d Motion Picture Squadron) secured a 21/2 acre house on Wonderland Park Avenue and turned it into a –top-secret electrical fenced movie production house identified as the “Lookup Mountain Laboratory.” It is claimed that it was perhaps the world’s only completely self-contained movie studio. With 100,000 square feet of floor space, the covert studio included sound stages, screening rooms, film processing labs, editing facilities, an animation department, and seventeen climate-controlled film vaults. It also had underground parking, a helicopter pad and a bomb shelter. The facility retained as many as 250 producers, directors, technicians, editors, animators, etc., both civilian and military, all with top security clearances and all reporting to work in a secluded corner of Laurel Canyon. This laboratory was originally envisioned as an Air defense Facility and is claimed that it was perhaps the world’s only completely self-contained movie studio. The studio produced some 19,000 classified motion pictures more than all the Hollywood studios combined. Officially, the facility was run by the U.S. Air Force and did nothing more than process AEC footage of atomic and nuclear bomb tests. The studio, however, was clearly equipped to do far more than just process film. There are indications that Lookout Mountain Laboratory had an advanced research and development department that was on the cutting edge of new film technologies. Such technological advances as 3-D effects were apparently first developed at the Laurel Canyon site. And Hollywood luminaries like John Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Howard Hawks, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney and Marilyn Monroe were given clearance to work at the facility on undisclosed projects. There is no indication that any of them ever spoke of their work at the clandestine studio.
Accounts vary as to when the facility ceased operations. Some claim it was in 1969, while others say the installation remained in operation longer. In any event, by all accounts the secret bunker had been up and running for more than twenty years before Laurel Canyons rebellious teen years, and it remained operational for the most turbulent of those years.
The existence of the facility remained unknown to the general public until the early 1990s, though it had long been rumored that the CIA operated a secret movie studio somewhere in or near Hollywood. Filmmaker Peter Kuran was the first to learn of its existence, through classified documents he obtained while researching his 1995 documentary, Trinity and Beyond. And yet even today, some 15 years after its public disclosure, one would have trouble finding even a single mention of this secret military/intelligence facility anywhere in the conspiracy literature.
The lab conducted secret experiments and shot military training films and documentaries here until the clandestine studio was decommissioned in 1969 most likely after or just prior to the August 8 Tate-LaBianca Massacre. The savage, grizzly and cold blood murders of 6 white people at 10050 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, just a couple miles to the west of Laurel Canyon, had been originally blamed on Black Nationalist, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense (Helter Skelter)
It is rumored that Sharon Tate, daughter of Army Intelligence officer Paul Tate, participated in filming Porn movies out of the Studio. IS IT A POSSIBILITY THAT THE “CIA” WAS USING THESE FOR HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL BLACKMAIL? …after all there was rumors of a pedophilia group and also filmed sex parties with high level government such as Henry Kissinger. It is rumored that the CIA was using these sex movies as a way to frame and keep high level dignitaries under control and manipulation.
It appears that part of Manson’s own supply of LSD may have come directly from the CIA. A new type of LSD known as “Orange Sunshine” was being used by the Manson Family immediately prior to the Tate-LaBianca murders according to Family member Charles “Tex” Watson, who wrote in his prison memoir that it was the use of Orange Sunshine LSD that finally convinced him that Manson’s violent, apocalyptic vision was real.
In addition, Tex Watson recounted in his testimony that Manson used other drugs such as “mescaline, psilocybin, and the THC, and STP” and described a “mental acid” that “drew stuff out of your mind; and the other (body acid)…would be drawing your body.”
Later, when asked about the use of drugs in the Manson family “Tex” said, “People seem to think that Manson had all of us drugged out, while he remained sober so he could easily manipulate our minds. This may be true, but a sorcerer such as Manson uses mind-altering drugs himself in order to contact spiritual beings, and gain supernatural powers.”
“He did use drugs to manipulate and control us, and the more drugs we took, the easier it was for him to manipulate us with his philosophy. We all began to reflect his views, a mirror image of destruction, growing worse every day. We mirrored his lifestyle and attitude toward society.”
Orange Sunshine LSD was manufactured and distributed exclusively by a group known as “The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” who operated out of a beach resort near Los Angeles. The Brotherhood had among it’s drug manufacturers and dealers, one Ronald Stark, who is believed to have manufactured 50 million doses of LSD, and had known connections to the CIA.
It was this very same batch of acid that was available in abundance four months later during the fateful free concert held at Altamont Speedway. Four people died at that concert, one of them after being brutally stabbed to death by a group of Hell’s Angels who had been given access to multiple tabs of Orange Sunshine. Many people who attended that concert noted that the LSD seemed to be “contaminated” and that the general vibe one got from using it was that of extreme negativity, violence, and death. Additionally, Orange Sunshine was in use among American ground forces during the Vietnam war, having been smuggled into that country from the California coast.
Manson’s personal obsession was with “Helter Skelter” and his belief was that this event would ignite a black-white race war in America; the Tate-LaBianca murders and the murder of musician Gary Hinman (July 25, 1969) were definitely staged with false clues that the killers (or perhaps someone else) hoped would be blamed on elements of the “black militant” movement. Credit cards of the La Bianca family were purposely deposited in the black ghetto after their massacre. The intention was to stir racial fears and hatred.
When The Beatles released their “White Album” in 1968, Manson believed their song “Helter Skelter” predicted an upcoming race war. Helter Skelter, Manson believed, was going to occur in the summer of 1969 when blacks were going to rise up and slaughter all the white people. He told his followers that they would be saved because they would travel to an underground city of gold located in Death Valley. However, when the Armageddon that Manson had predicted did not occur, he said that he and his followers must “show the blacks how to do it.”
Manson has said in interviews that he based some of his philosophy on the science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Hienlien. In a scenario perhaps reminiscent of Mark David Chapman’s and John Hinckley’s infatuation with Catcher in the Rye, could Stranger in a Strange Land somehow have been Manson’s program-trigger mechanism? Was the concept of Helter Skelter part of Manson’s program? It is interesting to note how the “science fiction” character of Valentine Michael Smith in Heinlien’s Stranger in a Strange Land very closely parallels Manson’s own life: Valentine Michael Smith was a human being who returned to Earth after being raised on Mars where he underwent training in the occult arts; Manson was isolated in prison where he also studied the occult extensively and has quipped that he viewed himself as a man with an alien mind after his release from prison in 1967; both Manson and the fictional “Smith” gathered about them a group of followers into a communal lifestyle and practiced a sort of “group mind” telepathy; both attempted to transform the world as we know if via their respective philosophies.
So it came to pass that Charles Manson was stuck in solitary confinement at Folsom Prison when a new inmate was placed in the adjoining cell. It was Tim Leary, who was eventually captured with Joanna Harcourt Smith, who later admitted working for the DEA. “They took you off the streets”, Manson informed Leary, “so that I could continue with your work.” Charlie couldn’t understand how Leary had given so many people acid without trying to “control” them.
With all this in mind, consider that if an ex-convict-turned-hippie like Charles Manson could program people to kill, then why not the U.S. Government? In the book, Helter Skelter, Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi discussed Manson’s programming techniques in depth, likening much of Manson’s programming abilities to those used by the U.S. military.
Manson was in prison during the time that the CIA was known to be using inmates at Vacaville prison in the MKULTRA experiments, a fact that leaves one to speculate that perhaps Manson was some sort of mind-controlled guru created by the CIA and set loose against the “subversive” left-wing elements in order to discredit them.
Since his incarceration for the Tate-LaBianca murders, Manson has again served part of his time at Vacaville. In a lot of Manson interviews he will say things like “I’m only what i’ve been trained to be, I’m only what you thought you” and one interview he said “Jimmy Carter made me what I am.” (source)
It was August 9, 1969 when Manson ordered four of his followers to go to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and kill the people inside. The house once belonged to Terry Melcher, the record producer who refused Manson his dreams of a music career. However, Melcher no longer lived there; actress Sharon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski, had rented the house.
Charles “Tex” Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian brutally murdered Tate, her unborn baby, and four others who were visiting her (Polanski was in Europe for work). The following night, Manson’s followers brutally killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home.
- July 25: Gary Alan Hinman, 34 (held captive for days, cut his ear off, and stabbed in the chest with a sword)
- August 9: Five killed in the 10050 Cielo Drive massacre. The victims are:
- Sharon Marie Tate, 26 (stabbed 16 times; was eight months pregnant)
- Jay Sebring, 35 (shot with a .22 revolver and stabbed seven times)
- Wojciech Frykowski, 32 (struck with a gun, then shot twice; was also stabbed 51 times)
- Abigail Anne Folger, 25 (stabbed 28 times)
- Steven Earl Parent, 18 (incidental; slashed in the wrist with a buck knife, then shot four times in the chest, abdomen, and face with a .22 revolver)
- August 10: Leno and Rosemary LaBianca (both killed in the 3301 Waverly Drive attack)
- Leno LaBianca, 44 (stabbed 26 times in the neck and abdomen and carved “WAR” into his abdomen)
- Rosemary LaBianca, 38 (stabbed 16 times in the back and buttocks, then stabbed 25 times post-mortem)
- August 26: Donald “Shorty” Shea, 35 (struck with a pipe wrench, stabbed, and brutally tortured)
Previous victims of Manson:
- Unspecified date: Unnamed victim (raped only)
- July 1: Bernard “Lotsapoppa” Crowe (attempted; shot, but survived)
- October: A victimless arson
The police had made several mistakes, failed to preserve forensic or fingerprint evidence, and other blunders. Were these just mistakes and blunders or was there a cover up for the CIA handlers or someone else?
Manson’s Trial & Imprisonment
It took the police several months to determine who was responsible. In December 1969, Manson and several of his followers were arrested. The trial for the Tate and LaBianca murders began on July 24, 1970. On January 25, Manson was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. On March 29, 1971, Manson was sentenced to death.
Manson was reprieved from the death penalty in 1972 when the California Supreme Court outlawed the death penalty. During his decades in prison, Charles Manson received more mail than any other prisoner in the U.S. He died in November 2017.
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