Tuesday, August 11, 2009
FORTY YEARS AND THE STORY STILL RUNS CHILLS DOWN YOUR SPINE.
Living in the midwest far from CA did not lesson the fear of the Manson Family murders. To think that people could just kill at random was so unsettling. When all the arrests were made, it was mind boggling to me that these girls would follow and worship this man enough to kill for him. It is still very hard for me to see how someone can take control like that.
These young people now are old and some are wanting to get out due to illness or the fact they are rehabilitated. They want parole. I would say they got more mercy than they deserve when CA abolished the death penalty. They showed the victims no mercy.
I read the book Helter Skelter when it came out. In addition to the murders, one of the chilling parts of the book was when they told about going out and "Creepy Crawling". They would go into people's houses when they were asleep and creep around and move things on the tables and walls, just to see if they could do it without waking.
I have been watching some news shows on this recently and it brought back my memories of forty years ago. It was a scary time.