The Ballad of Little Patty, Part One

Unraveling a mystery about the Manson Family

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She is mentioned only three times in the pages of Helter Skelter, her name spelled as ‘Madaline Joan Cottage’.

She was present at the November 5, 1969 ‘suicide’ of John Phillip Haught aka Zero aka Christopher Jesus. Madaline (or Madeline as other publications and websites spelled her name) was allegedly lying in bed with Haught at the Venice Beach house where several were staying. Haught picked up a gun and said…