The tragic and terrible story of Manson Family murderer Patricia Krenwinkel

In March 1967, Charles Milles Manson was released from Terminal Island, a federal correctional institute in San Pedro, California, in the Los Angeles area. He was 32-years old and had served most of the previous two decades in youth detention centers, juvenile facilities and prisons on charges ranging from petty larceny to grand theft auto, check forgery and pimping. When he left prison in 1967, he moved to San Francisco where he met Mary Brunner, the first member of his so-called Family. Charlie had a peculiar and particular philosophy that stemmed from his years incarcerated and the religious and spiritual education he received both in prison and out. …

His throat slit twice, slash marks on both wrists — was Joel really a suicide, or another murder by the Manson Family?

Joel Pugh (1940–1969)

If you follow stories about the Manson Family, you’ll notice that one of the (still) most ardent members is Sandra ‘Sandy’ Good aka ‘Blue’. Sandy not only supported Charles Manson during his trials, she has never wavered in her support that the Family was only doing exactly what they should have been doing: waging war against the establishment, including the military-industrial complex.

Sandra Good interviewed in 1985. The comment at the beginning of this news segment that Manson was the father of her child was inaccurate: her son Ivan was fathered by Manson Family member Bobby Beausoleil. …

Life after murder for Manson Family killer Tex Watson

On September 11th, Charles ‘Tex’ Watson lost his fight against extradition and was flown to Los Angeles. Immediately upon landing in California, Tex refused to eat. He claimed that the guards beat him for his hunger strike, but he kept at it. On September 18th, during the trial for Manson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, Tex was brought into court so that one of the witnesses, biker Danny DeCarlo, could identify Watson.

Charles Watson during his hunger strike

“Watson had finally been returned to California… after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black refused to grant him a further stay of extradition. Sergeants Sartuchi and Gutierrez, who accompanied Watson on the flight, said he spoke little, mostly staring vacantly into space. He had lost about thirty pounds during his confinement, most of it during the last two months, when it became obvious his return to Los Angeles was imminent.” — Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry ©1974 W.W. …

Tex Watson after the Tate/LaBianca murders

On August 9th and 10th, 1969, members of the Manson Family committed seven murders. The man responsible for the fatal wounds of each victim was Charles ‘Tex’ Watson, a 23-year old drug dealer and former frat boy from a small town near Dallas, Texas.

The killers believed that these were to be the first and second nights of a series of murder and mayhem, until Los Angeles was in flames and black and white people were fighting in the streets. …

Examining the strange correlation between both men, through Astrology

Mass Murderer Charles Manson (left) and Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin (right)

Did you read my recent article about Charles Manson’s Natal Chart? In addition to the planets, there are other celestial bodies that show up in a person’s Natal Chart. One of the more obscure ones is the mysterious Black Moon Lilith.


Leo: Fixed Fire Sign

Symbology: The Lion

Ruling Planet: The Sun

There are many myths and stories about Lilith, from the demonic seductress that feeds off men’s sexual arousal, to the first vampire to wander the earth in search of the life force of human blood, Lilith represents lust, desire and all things taboo.

Tex Watson committed the Devil’s Business in the Tate/LaBianca murders

On Friday, August 8, 1969, Charles Manson returned to Spahn Ranch after several days away. He arrived to bad news: Bobby Beausoleil had been picked up by police and charged with the murder of musician Gary Hinman.

Bobby stabbed Hinman, a friend of his, on July 28th after more than a day trying to plead with Gary to give him money. Bobby had procured drugs (either $1,000 or $2,000 worth) from Hinman on behalf of the Straight Satans, an outlaw motorcycle club that had befriended the Manson Family.

The Straight Satans claimed the drugs were bad (poison) and demanded their money back. Charlie needed the bikers, in case Helter Skelter happened — he had plans for them as his army and muscle during the Apocalypse. So it was critically important to placate them and keep them on his side. …

Deciphering Charles Manson’s Natal Chart

To understand someone like Charles Manson, a man convicted of several murders, you start with examining his actions, his words, his history and his personality and the ways that he influenced others. But there are other clues: as a researcher, I often rely upon genealogical tools to help me find a suspect, understand their motives, and even learn more about their victims. But astrology can also provide significant clues about a person’s motivations.

I am currently in the editing stages of the first book in a new true crime series that I’ll be publishing within a few months. In this series “Sign of a Sociopath” I’ll be using Natal (birth) Charts to help provide a little more comprehension to some of the most notorious killers and criminals in history. …

Tex Watson just prior to the Tate/LaBianca Murders

In early December 1968, Charles ‘Tex’ Watson left the Manson Family to pursue his own pleasures. His departure followed his visit to 10050 Cielo Drive, the home of Columbia Records producer Terry Melcher. Watson had been sent to Melcher’s Benedict Canyon home by Charles Manson, to get money to bail a mutual friend out jail.

Watson was not at Melcher’s home for long, but during that time he saw the upscale lifestyle of Melcher and his girlfriend, model/actress Candace Bergen. He was treated rather shabbily by Bergen, and by their maid. …

The story of Manson Family murderer Bobby Beausoleil

November 6th was the 73rd birthday of Robert ‘Bobby’ Beausoleil, convicted killer.

Bobby Beausoleil as a child

Bobby was born November 6, 1947 in Santa Barbara, California. He was the eldest of five children, born to Charles Kenneth Beausoleil and Helen Arlene Mattox. Bobby’s father Charles was born in Massachusetts, the son of Ernest Hermenegilde Philipe Silvestre de Beausoleil (Known as Philip Beausoleil) who was from Quebec, Canada and Clara Mitchell who was born in New York State. …

Tex Watson Part 2 — his early months with the Manson Family

Charles ‘Tex’ Watson: Manson Family Murderer

In June 1968, Charles Watson picked up a hitchhiker while driving to the beach. The hitcher was drummer Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, who invited the Texan to his home. Shortly after Watson’s arrival, he was introduced to Charles Manson who was staying at Wilson’s home along with several young women.

Manson and the girls moved out of Wilson’s place and onto Spahn Ranch, a large property in Chatsworth near Simi Valley. But Watson had the chance to interact with them both before and after their move. …


H. Allegra Lansing

Author of the “More to the Story” true crime nonfiction series.

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