Zak Bagans of 'Ghost Adventures' Buys Manson Family 'Murder House'
The Los Angeles home where followers of cult leader Charles Manson slaughtered two innocent people in the hopes of inciting a race war was purchased recently by reality television star Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures.
The property was listed at $1.98 million.
Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary were murdered in their house on Waverly Drive in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 10th, 1969. The words "Death to Pigs" and "Rise" were written in blood on the walls, and one of the murderers had written "WAR" on Leno's stomach. Both victims were viciously stabbed to death.
“When I walked onto the property I was blown away by the panoramic views in the front and backyards...it’s breathtaking,” Bagans told People. “Yes the house has a very dark and gruesome history, but I was also intrigued by the energy I felt while there...It was mysterious and palpable.”
“There was a very, very strong energy in the house,” he added in an interview with The Guardian. “I love to investigate spirits and places. This is a beautiful place with a very dark history.”
Bagans has not disclosed his plans for the site or if he intends on investigating it, although he did mention that previous tenants have reported paranormal activity.
“If I’m spending time there and come into contact with anything, that’s the world I live in," he said.
The Ghost Adventures host previously investigated the Oman House for an episode of the show; built near the location of the house where actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by the Manson Family in 1969, it’s said to have residual haunting activity from that tragedy.
Bagans has also purchased an extensive collection of Manson artifacts for display in his museum—including one painting made with Manson's ashes and another with his urine, his dentures, the hospital gown in which Manson died, all of his bone fragments, and, most recently, Sharon Tate's wedding dress.
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