The Manson Family leader, Charles Milles Manson, passed away on the 19th of November due to natural causes. Charles Manson became the face of evil and toxic cults after the murder of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others. He led the Mason Family Cult that consisted mostly of women, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, most of whom became killers guided by his teaching. His followers were allegedly teenage girls who were at odds with their family, isolating themselves and seeking a role model. The cult was based in Spahn Ranch outside Los Angeles where members lived in a commune setting and attended bizarre lectures.
These murders became famous due to their cold-blooded nature. Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time, was killed by Manson's posse who also murdered her guests and used their blood to write "Pig" and "Helter Skelter" on the wall. The second murder was committed by Mason's followers who stabbed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca to death. The members of the cult were convicted of murder in 1970 and Mason maintained the belief that he was innocent and that it was society that was teaching people to be murderous.
Manson was originally a singer and songwriter on the cusp of the Los Angeles music industry. He was previously convicted of several burglaries, serving a short sentence in a juvenile center. Manson lived by the belief that a race war would destroy the planet. This strange belief stemmed from the famous Beatles songs "Helter Skelter" to which the band was ashamed to be associated with such violent, murderous actions.
After many years in and out of prison, Manson saw prison as his home where he belonged. Since the brutal murders, there have been several interviews, books and TV shows that attempt to follow the timeline of his life, explain and get into the mind of Manson to try and put together a reason for his behavior. None have managed to uncover the true meaning behind the horror of these murders.
Watch this interview with him, guaranteed to give you chills down your spine.