Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Reader from Bardstown, KY Writes to Eviliz.com...



December 6, 2011 6:45 AM


MelissaDrastic said... I live in Bardstown ,Ky where James Willett was from. I know his family quite well. I do know that his sister Alice was under protection for awhile after the murders. The Willett family received death threats and numerous threatening phone calls. Everyone was so scared for a long time around here. Yours is the only site where I have found much info on James and Lauren.


Hi Melissa, thank you for writing. We would absolutely LOVE to hear more from you. Would you write to Panamint Patty please? Patty at this website.







13 comments:

Tom Schulte said...

Hello Bardstown! My wife and I love your little Bourbon capital. On our last visit we stayed at the Jailer's Inn and soaked up the history there

starship said...

Why would they have received threatening phone calls? Please expound.

MelissaDrastic said...

All I know is that the Willett family received threatening calls .They felt it was the Manson family making the calls . Also , I do know that Alice's life was threatened . I am not saying it was the Manson family making the calls and threats only that the Willetts believed it to be from them .

MelissaDrastic said...

Hello Tom ,I am glad you enjoyed your stay here in Bardstown .It is a town full of history . I am proud to be descended from one of the first settlers of Nelson Co . And how can you not love living in the Bourbon capital of the world ?

Matt said...

Thank you for this, Melissa. If you come across anything else interesting let us know!

MelissaDrastic said...

I will Matt . I am talking to some older members of my family that should have a lot more info . I was quite young when it happened and am telling you what I know based upon my memories .At the time it was something talked about in hushed tones among the adults .I remember vividly the fear associated with it .People here started locking their doors at night .I suppose it just hit too close to home for everyone.Anything more I learn I will be glad to share .

Panamint Patty said...

MelissaDrastic wrote: "I was quite young when it happened and am telling you what I know based upon my memories .At the time it was something talked about in hushed tones among the adults."

Patty knows what you mean, Melissa, her parents used to talk about it like that, too. All these years later, she is still driven to find out what the heck they really meant? This story has no ending.

Ken said...

How is Patty connected to all of this?

Panamint Patty said...

She's not sure HOW, but she sure IS.

eviliz said...

Ken said...
How is Patty connected to all of this?

Right?

starship said...

Ok, why would the the Manson Family make threatening phone calls to the Willetts?

I get that they were murdered, and probably by whom, but still why would The Family make threatening phone calls?

MelissaDrastic said...

I am getting a little more information .It seems that the Willetts were receiving calls demanding ransom .This was before James body was found I think . I am also hearing something about a Christmas package that was sent to the Willetts .I am finding it hard to get the older generation to talk about this .They are like leave it be .I can tell they don't like talking about it . I still have a few others to talk to and I will try to get some more comprehensive info

Panamint Patty said...

A Christmas Package? From Spider, maybe? What was in it? OMG thank you so much Melissa this is fascinating.