Read Charles Manson’s letter to Marilyn Manson

When Marilyn Manson kickstarted his career, his choice of stage name was unconventional to say the least. Choosing to borrow from both film star Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson, conveying two extremes of 60’s culture, he cultivated his own career and became a pop culture figure in his own right. At one point during the rise of his career, it appears he caught the attention of one of his namesakes.

Following false reports of 81 year old Charles Manson’s death in prison this year, an unnerving letter from Manson (Charles), to Manson (Marilyn) has been making the internet rounds. If authentic, the letter showcases a pretty good insight into what sheer mental instability looks like, complete with nonsensical ramblings and erratic (to say the least) handwriting. This isn’t the first time the letter has been brought to people’s attention however. The letter was originally published back in 2012 by a Charles Manson fansite, becoming what is sure to be a golden find for any psychopathic cult leader fan…

The letter in it’s original form is near impossible to read (unless of course, you have a knack for deciphering god-awful handwriting), but here it is along with a more reader-friendly transcription- props to anyone who can figure out what he’s talking about.

To Marilyn Manson –

It’s taken me a long time to get there from where I could touch M. Manson. Now I got a card to play – you may look into my non-profit, ATWA, and give Manson what you think he’s got coming for Air, Trees, Water, and you. Or I will pay Manson what you think Manson got coming – the music has make Manson into Abraxas Devil, and I’m SURE you would want some of what I got from what I got. It’s a fallout balance. Beyond good and bad, right, wrong. What you don’t do is what I will do – what you did a sing-along, and let it roll and said how you saved me a lot of steps – I don’t need, it’s not a need or a want. Couped – coup. Ghost dancers slay together and you’re just in my grave Sunstroker Corona-coronas-coronae – you seen me from under with it all standing on me. That’s 2 dump trucks – doing the same as CMF 000007
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