Showing posts with label Dearly Departed Tours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dearly Departed Tours. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Venus sent me this info.  Thanks Venus!!

info from Dearly Departed tours....


For those of you who have been on our Helter Skelter tour, you know it’s almost impossible to get exactly where the crime happened because it’s a very narrow private street. But we’ve found a way for you to get up close and personal and, because we love you, we’re going to share it with you. 

David Oman lives just a couple of doors down from where the Cielo Drive murders took place and he occasionally opens up his house to ghost hunters. If you've seen any of the Paranormal shows... seriously any of them, they've all been to David's house and they've all walked away having some pretty wild experiences.

Now he’s making an offer that will be difficult for death hags to refuse. He’s renting the house next door and offering the opportunity to spend the night.

For those of you who know the case well, the house where you can spend the night is one of the original houses on the street, 10090 Cielo Drive. This is the home where fifteen-year-old Jim Asin was outside waiting for his father 8:30am Saturday August 9, 1969 and saw Mrs. Winifred Chapman running towards him from the Tate property screaming, "Murder, death, bodies, blood!!!"

This is the Friday and Saturday closest to the 48th anniversary of the infamous Los Angeles crimes. Up until these murders, we learned that we were no longer safe in our own beds. According to Susan Atkins, Manson told them to kill everyone in the Tate house and "not just that, but to kill everyone in all of those houses on the street." You can walk in the footsteps and breathe the ver air where this historic and bizarre event took place. This is one of the ONLY ways to be on the street at the exact time of night that the murders happened.

To top it off, this is a proper paranormal investigation. Real investigators and real equipment. And food. There are tickets for the evening and tickets for the overnight. Truly, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Sleeping on Cielo Drive.

Now if you hear the sound of ice in the cocktail shakers in the canyon, report back to us …


Scott & the Dearly Departed 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Manson Tour" Anyone?
40 Years After the Manson Verdict, Visitors Take 'Helter Skelter Tour' - Chris Epting - AOL News -Jan 25, 2011

Scott Michaels runs "Dearly Departed Tours", a Los Angeles tour company with a macabre slant. He is an expert on the history surrounding the Manson case.

"This case had movie stars, rock legends, Hollywood moguls and a spectacularly gruesome murder. It was spoon-fed to us on a daily basis by the media. True crime nuts came out of the closet -- Manson gave us permission to stare, and we were gagging for more." In the weeks after Tate's murder, the country was transfixed with terror.

"There was a three-month period between the day of the murders and arrests were made," Michaels said. "During that period, paranoia ran high -- and had a profound psychological effect on people. These victims were lying in bed, sleeping on the sofa or reading the newspaper ...

"Remember the Night Stalker and the Hillside Stranglers? Manson put these guys on the map. His appearance and expression made a convenient bogeyman, and still does."
Today, many Americans remain fixated on true crime to such a point that the topic inspired a road-show gallery of ghoulish gear plucked from crime scenes.

"There was a homicide exhibit in Vegas last year," Michaels told AOL News. "It was hosted by the LAPD and they displayed several artifacts from infamous crimes. The bloody glove from the [O.J.] Simpson case, the gun used by Christian Brando, vehicles from the North Hollywood shootout. And on one end of the room were items pertaining to the Manson case."
Those items included the fork that was found protruding from Leno LaBianca's abdomen, the rope that was around Tate's and Sebring's necks, among other items related to the gruesome killings. 
"No matter how long you stayed in the exhibit," Michaels said, "the Manson artifacts were surrounded five people deep with spectators. By far the most popular part of the exhibit."

That public fascination with the Manson murders is what inspired Michaels, who hosted the acclaimed documentary "The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter," to include "The Helter Skelter Tour" on his Dearly Departed Tours menu. As Michaels puts it, the tour -- which runs several times per month, usually on Saturdays -- allows one to "relive this horrific and historical crime by traveling to the actual locations where these people lived and died."

With the top 40 songs of 1969 playing, Michaels takes visitors to the key locations. The tour includes:
•The Tate and LaBianca murder locations
•The final steps of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca
•Jay Sebring's salon
•The El Coyote restaurant where the Tate group had their last supper
•Where the murderers disposed of the clothing and the murder weapon, and the driveway where the killers washed off after the murders
•A multimedia presentation complete with video and audio clips (including the murderers themselves) surrounding the case

Michaels donates $5 of each ticket sold on "The Helter Skelter Tour" to the Doris Tate Crime Victim Foundation, an organization formed by Sharon Tate's mother, Doris, who died in 1992. Her work was taken over by her daughter, Patti.

For Tickets, Reservations and Tour Information...
Visit Scott's Site Here:
Tours run approximately 3.5 hours, for $50.