August 9, 1969

mike1975August 8, 2012

Not to be morbid but tonight just after midnight is the 43rd anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and 4 others by the Manson Family. Even though I wasn't born until 1975, it sends a chill down my spine to think of what the victims had to endure and the fear that swept through LA after that weekend.

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carol_in_california

I remember that.
I was pregnant with my last child.
I used to work nights at a hospital about 25 miles from home and on the way home, I saw some hitch-hikers at the freeway entrance. One of them had the most piercing eyes.....he looked evil.
When I saw a picture of Charles Manson in the paper I knew it was him I saw.
I still get shivers thinking about it.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 4:37PM
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Jodi_SoCal

I'm originally from Northern CA and discovered after reading Helter Skelter, the book about Charles Manson and the murders back in the 70s that I went to jr high with one of his followers, Ruth Ann Moorehouse. She sat next to me in band.

Jodi-

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 4:55PM
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mike1975

Very creepy carol and jodi

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 5:13PM
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dedtired

Eeeeeek, Carol! Yes, I remember that well. It was when that kind of thing never happened. Now we have gruesome and mass murders all the time. Sad. That incident was particularly horrific.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 5:24PM
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kacram

Scary indeed. I read both Helter Skelter and The Stranger Beside ME, when I was living alone... wrong choices! lol

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 6:22PM
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pekemom

I remember, it was the year before I got married...I didn't
know the world could be so vicious... and he's still alive...

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 6:51PM
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linda_in_iowa

I remember it well. Even though I was a native Californian, I was living in Arlington, VA at the time. I read Helter Skelter.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:00PM
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Kathsgrdn

I was 7 years old, living in San Pedro CA. Thankfully, totally oblivious to it even though I used to watch the news. I don't recall "knowing" about the murders until I was a teenager and read Helter Skelter.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:01PM
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