Posts Tagged ‘Manson’
In early May of 2009, amid reports that the Manson Family’s old hang out — Barker Ranch — had been gutted by a devastating fire, I traveled to Death Valley to check out the remains.
Enroute to Goler Wash, the dry river bed-four wheel drive road leading up to Barker Ranch, I stopped along the way at the Ballarat Ghost town to pay a visit to old George, owner and proprietor of the Ballarat General Store and Museum.
George informed me that, besides Barker Ranch, there had been other recent suspicious fires occurring on mining claims in the area. However, unlike the Barker Ranch fire — which burned out the interior of the structure, but basically left the exterior intact — the other fires had burned abnormally hot, in two instances charring the ground 2 to 3 inches deep, as well as causing a vehicle at the scene of one of the fires to melt into molten metal. According to Old George, Naval Officers were seen in the area of these suspicious fires preceding the events, and were spraying some sort of chemical on the sites, which George believed to be Manganese. “I know about that stuff,” Old George stated to this humble reporter.
But what the hell is the Navy doing out in the middle of the desert, you might ask. As it so happens, much of the land out in these parts is owned by such government agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, as well as the U.S. Navy, and in particular the China Lake Naval Weapons Station (located 45 miles northwest of Barker Ranch) that takes up a huge chunk of land out there, and where — according to Cisco Wheeler and Fritz Springmeier in The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave — Manson received his initial MK-ULTRA mind control programming.
Old George suspects that certain government agents, through starting these fires, are trying to run out all the old desert rats holed up on mining claims in the area, and take over the land for themselves.
To be continued…
July 4th weekend last found me once again in the southern reaches of the golden state, scouting some venues that will be hosting Gorightly book signings in early August to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Manson Family murders with the updated re-issue of The Shadow Over Santa Susana.
Along the way, myself and some friends paid a visit to the Museum of Death in Hollywood to check out their ghoulish exhibits, including a groovy Manson section, as well as a special area dead-icated to the Heaven’s Gate cult, including real memorabilia taken from Marshall Applewhite’s Suicidal Mothership.
The Museum also has a true Forteana connection of the form of this two-headed turtle which one of the proprietors showed us. However, I don’t think this critter is normally on display. (I forget the turtle’s name, but it’s a she, as I recall.)
As satanic synchronicity would have it, none other than occult film director and Crowley protégé Kenneth Anger had dropped by and was talking business to one of the proprietors in the foyer upon my arrival.
Anger, for those not in the know, weighs heavily in the Manson Family mythos, connected with convicted Manson Family murderer Bobby Beausoleil long before his association with the Mansonoids. In fact, Beausoleil, as well as Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan, appeared in one of Anger’s early films, Invocation of my Demon Brother, with Beausoleil playing the role of Lucifer himself.
Oddly enough, LaVey was associated with Manson Family murderess Susan Atkins prior to her adoption by Charlie’s Family; when Atkins performed in LaVey’s Witches Sabbat Revue in a San Francisco GoGo club in 1966.
After the Museum of Death, my posse and I stopped by the LaBianca house, where the second night of the Tate-LaBianca murders occurred in the late evening of August 9, 1969. Although the address has changed over the years, the house itself looks pretty much the same as it did that infamous night, aside from the gate in front, as well as the planter box in the driveway area.
The next photo below is what is known as the Harold True house, located next door to the LaBianca house, where Charlie and his girls attended acid parties and played music upon occasion. By the time the LaBiancas had moved in, Harold True had long moved out, but some researchers still suspect that Manson’s association with Harold True and the LaBianca murders were somehow related.
On our return trip to NorCal, we stopped to gas up in Newhall, and I bought my buddy Pete a pack of smokes and some water. As fickle fate would have it, the total came out to $6.66. You just can’t make this stuff up!
This is similar to another 666 anomaly which happened in relation to my recent post on ConspiracyCon 9…number nine, number nine….