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Cult leader Charles Manson had chilling response when asked ‘who are you’

Cult leader Charles Manson had chilling response when asked ‘who are you’

Charles Manson, who orchestrated seven murders in the late 1960s, had a chilling response to the question some 23 years later.

There have been some pretty bad people to walk on planet Earth, but Charles Manson is surely up there with the worst of them.

The cut leader had his followers carry out several notorious murders in the late 1960s - something that has been told in the best-selling book Helter Skelter (1974).

Twenty-three years after orchestrating the murders of pregnant actor Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles in 1969, Manson was asked to describe himself in one sentence.

The reply from the cult leader was very chilling:

Leaning forward in his chair, Manson sinisterly giggled, raised his eyebrows, and pulled some rather scary faces before he responded: "Nobody."

After taking a slight pause, the cult leader added: "I'm nobody. I'm a tramp, a bum, a hobo. I'm a boxcar and jug o' wine. And a straight razor, if you get too close to me."

The response has since been uploaded to Reddit, where many flocked to the comments section after hearing the chilling response.

"He wasn’t as crazy as he put off, I think. He was a flim-flam man. A huckster," one user penned.

A second added: "I think what he said is chilling and spot-on."

The response was certainly chilling.

While a third remarked: "The rare moment of honesty from Manson. He knows he’s a nobody in the scheme of things, but his ego comes out in the same sentence where he says he’s a hobo and alludes to anybody potentially being like him. He wanted to scare people to hold power over them."

Despite heaps and heaps of evidence against him, Manson always maintained his innocence when it came to his involvement with the brutal murders.

During a tumultuous trial in 1970, the cult leader insisted that society itself was guilty instead of himself.

"These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them; I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up," he said in a courtroom soliloquy at the time.

Although Manson did not personally kill any of the seven victims, he was found guilty of ordering their murders.

Manson was found guilty of ordering the murders.

Manson died in 2017 at the age of 83 as a result of natural causes.

Earlier this year, one of his followers was released from prison after an appeal.

Leslie Van Houten was one of Manson's followers who participated in the killing of two people in 1969.

The group murdered Leno LaBianca, a grocer in Los Angeles, and his wife, Rosemary.

The decision to release Van Houten was made by an appeals court in California, reversing an earlier ruling by Governor Gavin Newsom, who rejected her parole back in 2020.

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Topics: US News, Crime