As strange as it sounds, I have at least four connections to the convicted killer, Charles Manson.
First, I attended high school with a couple of cousin’s of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. She is a member of the Manson family and is in prison for attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975.
The second connection comes by way of having been neighbors with U.S. Forest Service Ranger Robert Leach. He is the officer who reportedly discovered and arrested Manson as he hid inside a cabinet at the Spahn Ranch near Chatsworth, Calif.
My third connection is through my Uncle Vince who experienced furniture having been moved around his Los Angeles area home. Its rumored a number of southern California homes were entered by Manson family member as the residents slept and their furniture rearranged.
Uncle Vince was convinced this is what happened and because of this, he moved back to Paul’s Valley in Oklahoma.
Finally, I owned land near Crescent City, Calif., that was eventually condemned by the state and turned into Pelican Bay State Prision. Its rumored, but never confirmed, that Chuck has resided there a few times since it opened for business in 1989.
If true, that means I lost my home, so Manson could be housed.