Saturday, December 9, 2017

2018 Manson Blog Tour

The dates of the 2018 Tour will be from April 18 to April 23 in LA.

If anyone is interested in attending please email either myself or Deb. There's no charge, but you need to make your own travel, lodging and other arrangements.

The exact itinerary is never announced before the Tour but the links below will give you an idea of what it's like.

Past tour links:

Tour 2017: Slipping in the Mix with Steve Grogan
Tour 2017: The James Willet Murder Area
Tour 2017: Mendocino
Tour 2017: NorCal Facts About The Victims
Tour 2017: Haight-Ashbury
Tour 2017: Sacramento

MansonBlog Tour 2016: Jane Doe #59
MansonBlog Tour 2016: The Gun Toss And Steven Weiss' House
MansonBlog Tour 2016: Independence, CA
MansonBlog Tour 2016: Death Valley, The Racetrack Playa and The Michigan Loader Site
MansonBlog Tour 2016: Nude Hippies And The Origin Of An Icon
MansonBlog Tour 2016: The End Of Summit Trail

Manson Tour 2015: Earth Day at Spahn Ranch
Manson Tour 2015: A Discussion With George Stimson: Part I
Manson Tour 2015: A Discussion With George Stimson: Part II
Manson Tour 2015: Olancha - Karl Stubbs' Neighbor and Hannum Ranch
Manson Tour 2015: Goler Wash
Manson Tour 2015: Gary Hinman's Bus -- Not
Manson Tour 2015: Benedict Canyon and the Surrounding Areas: Report on Strange Sounds, Gunshots, Indications of Violence, Related by Persons who were in Hearing Distance of the Polanski Residence on the Night of 8-8-69 and the Morning of 8-9-69

Manson Tour 2014: Stoner's Spahn Ranch Hike
Manson Tour 2014: The Museum of Death and The Sounds of Laurel Canyon
Manson Tour 2014: A Day With Aes-Nihil
Holy Cross

2013 Tour: Robert Hendrickson at The Silent Theatre
2013 Tour: Cielo Drive
2013 Tour: Easton Drive / Rudy Weber
2013 Tour: LaBianca
2013 Tour: El Coyote
2013 Tour: Lotsapoppa
2013 Tour: Westchester/Venice
2013 Tour: Hanging out with Michael on his Back Porch!
2013 Tour: Spahn/Chatsworth

2012 Tour Day 1: Vegas & Pahrump
2012 Tour Day 2: Devil's Hole, Father Crowley Point & Olancha
2012 Tour Day 3: Trona, Ballarat & Barker Ranch
2012 Tour Day 4: El Coyote
2012 Tour Day 5: Lower Topanga, Spahn, Box Canyon


charles said...

Great difficulty with keyboard freeze.Anyway.I was contacted by Bill Nelson of Anahiem in Florida in 1991.He tracted me through purged voter/listing of residents in Simi Hills for 1969.I was renting a camp from a neighbor of G.Spahn from Jan-Jun '69 about a 15 min.walk from the ranch.At the time I was establishing in state residency

Unknown said...

I’m interested in a tour , I’m not a Manson hater by any means. How do I email you?

Lynn said...

You may have to rethink visiting the hog farm in Sunland. Part of it burned to the ground in the Creek Fire

DebS said...


I understand that our email addresses which are on the home page, don't show up on a phone.

DebS said...

Lynn said...
You may have to rethink visiting the hog farm in Sunland. Part of it burned to the ground in the Creek Fire

Thanks for the update. The fires in LA are terrible, so many homes and acres burned. As far as we know Spahn Ranch hasn't burned, again, nor any of the sites related directly to the murders.

Lynn said...

It has been terrible. We had evacuation orders. The hog farm owners are also missing their dogs.

Zelda Formaldehyde said...

Next year.

Peter said...

This year's platinum level tour includes the "Shorty Experience" where one of us will dress up as Scramblehead in a pair of crotchless Levis and hit you in the back of the head with a pipe wrench before we steal all your stuff.

ColScott said...


There are also soooo many graves to rub

Peter said...

Be careful, the grave you rub may be your own.

Matt said...

Exactly, Peter!

Patty is Dead said...

It's a good thing then that Patty doesn't rub graves.

Robert C said...

Setting aside grave rubbing fetishes for a minute, I always thought a tour like this would be fun even though it seems to be primarily the domain of the blog oligarchy and I respect that, But if one doesn't know the itinerary ahead of time how does one know if it will be of interest and how to prepare and plan ? Or does it operate like a pot-luck dinner or luck of the draw ? Or could one rudely back out at the last minute after learning the itinerary saying it's not my cup of tea ?

Anyway, don't worry -- I can't make it this next round but just curious about the rules of engagement. I think I've been to most of the major sites before but missed out getting a personal tour of Spahn and the "cave' by noted Stoner. And I personally would be easy about visiting anything already seen, especially Barker which I go to almost every year plus the surrounding desert.

Matt said...

Robert, WE normally don't even know what we will do before we get there. It's always fluid. This year we have a couple of interesting ideas that we will discuss in more depth privately in the coming months. But, announcing the itinerary is something we will likely never do.

starship said...

Damn! I will retire eventually and only then be able to join in...

Zelda Formaldehyde said...

I don't think I can be a reasonable facsimile for Clem, measuring tape or not.