The Manson phenomena stimulates the interest of many people, myself included. Somewhere around 10 years ago i started to realize that there may be some holes in the official Manson story as well as the origins of the hippy subculture. Suspicions took root upon reading Dave McGowen's excellent on-line book, Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation. Dave kicked the bucket in 2015 after battling cancer, a disease which the CIA, with help from Judy Vary Baker, Lee Oswald's mistress, was wanting to weaponize in order to wack Castro (you can read more about that here). I have to wonder about Hugo Chavez's death as a result of a fast-acting cancer, which is exactly what Judy claims to have been working on back in the early 60s.
It's been a long time since i read Dave's book, but i recall that he documented many very strange coincidences within the music industry regarding the hippy generation, as well as strange happenings in the Laurel Canyon area. In one account, he visited what he thought was a Nazi camp deep in the valley with no access roads. He also wrote about Manson and how he was a regular in the LC music scene along with a plethora of other top music personalities who all spent time in the Canyon for reasons which seem extremely suspicious.
Also in Laurel Canyon was a very well equipped, state of the art film studio within a military installation that was frequented by some of the top names in Hollywood. Why? Some of the no-mooners posit that Kubrick filmed the Apollo 11 moon shot in this studio and then referenced this trickery in the The Shinning, perhaps out of guilt. There is a scene in the film where Danny is playing with some toys on a rug with a pattern than resembles the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. When he stands up we see he's wearing an Apollo 11 shirt. Kubrick, we are told, was a perfectionist to an extreme who paid intimate attention to detail, even the smallest of them. The whole thing is a little weird. I highly recommend watching the documentary, Room 237, if you haven't yet seen it.
The catalyst for this article was my reading of another, Reporter Uncovers Manson Family Connections to CIA and Hollywood by John Vibes. The reporter Vibes refers to is journalist Tom O'Neill who has been investigating and reporting on the Manson case for the last 20 years. The article is a short but interesting read. Following are some quotes...
As O’Neill began reporting on the story and conducting interviews with police and prosecutors involved in handling the case, he found significant evidence that some kind of cover-up was taking place. Upon further investigation, he learned that Manson was far more connected in Hollywood and the entertainment industry than initially believed.
In fact, there is compelling evidence that Manson was a figure somewhat similar to Jeffrey Epstein, who was connected to high profile figures through a child trafficking operation.[...]
The case becomes even more suspicious when considering that Manson and his cult seemed to be protected by the government and local law enforcement. Manson had committed multiple crimes while on parole, but was released on numerous occasions. O’Neill documents how the LAPD knew what Manson was up too for a long time and did nothing, and may have even looked the other way in previous murder cases involving the family.[...]
One of the most interesting angles revealed in this new research is that the Manson family was in regular contact with a notorious doctor who worked in the CIA’s MK Ultra mind control experiments. Louis West, the UCLA psychiatrist who performed Jack Ruby’s controversial psychiatric evaluation, was also a major player in the CIA’s mind control experiments.[...]
Many of the files detailing what happened during Project MK Ultra were destroyed shortly after the public learned of the program’s existence, so the extent of West’s research may never be known. However, O’Neill’s research provides plenty of circumstantial evidence that West was working on mind control experiments involving the training of remorseless assassins, using a combination of hypnosis, LSD, and sleep depravation. Is it a mere coincidence that Manson used these very techniques to train once-innocent people to kill on command?
Following is an audio interview with Tom O'Neill by William Ramsey: