9 Facts About Charles Manson and the Manson Family That Will Shock You

The reality of the Manson Family was even stranger and more terrifying than you may think.

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1. Manson never actually killed anyone.

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2. ...but there may have been as many as 35 victims of the Manson Family.

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  • Two members of the Manson Family, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme and Ruth Ann Morehouse being led back to jail after being arraigned. The pair frequently interrupted Charles Manson's trial.

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3. Charles Manson was an aspiring writer.

4. Manson's Family was given very specific rules.

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  • Bruce Davis (convicted of one Manson murder) sits in a courtroom, surrounded by other Manson Family members.

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5. Manson was inspired, in part, by a very famous book.

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6. The Manson Family had a celebrity hit list.

7. Charles and the Manson Family members were huge Beatles fans.

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  • The Beatles

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8. Scientology was too weird even for Manson

9. The Manson Family followers were fiercely loyal to the very end.