Showing posts with label Evil Lairs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Evil Lairs. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Top 10 Evil Lairs" - May 4, 2011
1- Hitler's Bunker
2- Osama bin Laden's Compound
3- Jeffrey Dahmer's Apartment
4- The Manson Family Ranch
5- H.H. Holmes' Murder Castle
6- The Unabomber's Cabin
7- Josef Fritzl's Dungeon
8- Jonestown
9- Saddam Hussein's Spider Hole
10- Elizabeth Bathory's Castle
Well... we placed fourth, on one of "Times'", "Best and Worst" Lists, in this years "Special Edition".  LOL  Each "Evil Lair" featured a photo, and a small write-up.  The Spahn's photo and write-up are below.  The rest of the "Evil Lair" photos, and articles, can be viewed here, for anyone so inclined:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2069355,00.html
RALPH CRANE / Time Life Pictures
The Manson Family Ranch
By Kayla Webley Wednesday, May 04, 2011
The Spahn Movie Ranch is just your typical family home. If that family is the Family of Charles Manson and his devoted cult of followers, that is. In 1968, at age 80, dairy farmer George Spahn allowed Manson and his followers to move onto his 500-acre (200 hectares) property near Topanga Canyon in Southern California and live rent-free in exchange for housework and sexual favors from the group's women.  It was from this ranch that Manson directed the killings of actress Sharon Tate — the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski — and six others over a two-day period beginning Aug. 9, 1969. (Tate, who was just two weeks away from giving birth, was stabbed 16 times.)  In an article from 1969, TIME called the killings "one of the grisliest, bloodiest, and apparently most senseless crimes of the century."  After their arrest in October 1969, mastermind Manson and three of his followers were sentenced to death. (When California abolished the death penalty in 1972, their sentences were commuted to life in prison.)