Showing posts with label Barker Ranch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barker Ranch. Show all posts

Friday, October 11, 2013

Manson on Barker Ranch...

Manson says he left supply's in the desert, and they could still be around Barker Ranch 45 years later

Supplies in the desert - Manson

There is 5 jerry cans with 10 cartons of Pall Mall's and a few cases of coffee, cans of honey, oil and W.W. wheels (Volkswagen wheels), supply's covered with heavy canvas and dirt on top. Two shotguns and buck shot shells, 2 trucks full of stuff up on a place where I thought the waters wouldn't reach it. I wasn't thinking 40 years- it may be worth a day of time to look if you are ever down there again. I was only out there 3 or 4 times.
                              Easy Manson

I thought this was so cool, because every time I went to Barkers, I thought about things the Family may have hidden out there... 

Yes, we looked, but not in the right places, or these items were already found many years ago and picked up for souvenirs, just like the bathroom cabinet that disappeared many years ago... 

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Here is a raw, uncut, interview of CHP Officer James Pursell.  He is the CHP Officer involved in the final arrest of the Manson Family at Barker Ranch in October, 1969.

I have no information on who conducted the interview or when, but I'm guessing about 1995 from a date at the beginning of the tape.  It appears it was done in Bishop, California by something he stated during the interview.

As I said, this is raw and uncut footage - the first 18 minutes are photographs of the can skip forward to 18:19 to watch the actual interview.  Unfortunately it cuts off at 54 minutes, just before the raid-- that's all there is...but all in all I found it interesting.....enjoy...

You can read more about Officer Pursell and the Barker Ranch Raid here:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

              Heres what the Creators of ATWA left behind
at Barker Ranch. 
I could write a few Paragraphs about ATWA,
but I think this Video says it all.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Dichotomy of Evil: The Manson Girl Who Got Away
by Win McCormack
Written for Tin House magazine issue #31 - Spring 2007

Win McCormack interviews "Juanita Wildebush". 
Wildebush lived with Paul Watkins, Brooks Poston and Paul Crockett at Barker Ranch from October of 1968 - June 1969.
“Juanita” (not her actual name) was on a road trip from San Jose, California, to Mexico via Phoenix, Arizona. In Mexico she was going to try to reunite with her fiancĂ©, from whom she was estranged. By her account, she had had a “harrowing afternoon” the day before, because her van had been broken into and her very expensive stereo system, which she had felt the immediate need to replace before the long trip ahead, stolen. Because of that and because of the state of her romantic relationship, she was, as are most people at the point they are inducted into cult organizations, in an emotionally fragile and vulnerable state. South of San Jose, she stopped to pick up a pregnant-looking hitchhiker who turned out to be accompanied by two men. All three were from the Manson Family. The woman was Susan Atkins, later one of the Tate-LaBianca killers.
The essence of Juanita’s story is this: she got into the Manson cult by accident, and she got out, nine months later, not long before the murders, by another stroke of fate, in that case probably a stroke of great luck as well. The interview was conducted circa 1984–85. At that time, Juanita was happily married and a successfully practicing professional.
Win McCormack: So, Susan Atkins was the first Manson Family member you met, when you picked her and two male companions up hitchhiking in Northern California. What was she like?
Juanita: I knew her as Sadie Mae Glutz. Sadie was a kid, a twenty-something-year-old kid. I have lots of real fond memories of her. It destroys me when I think about what happened to her, because she tried real hard to do the right thing. Sort of screwed up all along the line in her choices. Sadie was in the passenger’s seat, and the guys were in the back. I remember her talking about their musical group. That was their story. They were all members of a band, and their band’s name was the Family Jams.
I remember TJ [Thomas Walleman, or “TJ the Terrible”] saying, “Oh yes, we record with Dennis Wilson and the Beach Boys and we use their studios.” Dennis Wilson was very much a part of the “peripheral family.” I remember Sadie telling me very intently what a wonderful group it was and how neat, how much it meant to her, and how it really worked as her family. I talked to her about Mexico and how I was engaged to a guy living there. This was the end of September 1968. I was going to be twenty-four the next month. She talked to me about how wonderful this place was where they lived near Los Angeles. She talked with the fervor of somebody who’d been converted.
WM: Tell me about your first encounter with Charles Manson.
Juanita: My intention had been to drop the three of them off and to drive on to Phoenix on the way to Mexico to hook up with my fiancĂ©. I totally misjudged how long it would take to drive the length of California, and so by the time we drove into Spahn’s Movie Ranch near Los Angeles, I was exhausted. They said, “Why don’t you stay here?” There was a whole sort of facade of Western town buildings and then off to the right was a trailer with its lights on. Everybody said, “Let’s go get Charlie, let’s wake up Charlie,” and everyone went running in. Charlie came out naked. He had been making love to a woman named Gypsy, and she also came out naked. Nobody reacted to that. Nobody thought anything of this. It seemed like the most noticeable thing to me. Everyone was hugging each other, everybody was so happy to see everybody else. They said, “Oh, look what we found, look who we found,” and introduced me to Charlie. And he came over and put his arms around me and said how glad he was. Of course, this was the ’60s, when everybody was hugging, but there really was a lot of love around that trailer. There was real bonding. It’s that same kind of stuff, that same kind of open and unthinking love that you see in the face of a Moonie. Charlie got a guitar out and everybody started singing. It was just wonderful fun, but it was very clear that nobody had any talent. I felt perfectly comfortable with them. That night, Charlie asked if he could spend the night with me in the camper and I told him no. He let me know that I was being selfish and self-centered and that there was a deficit in my character.
Click Below to Read the Rest of the Interview...