One of the California homes where members of the Manson family carried out grisly murders has reportedly been sold to “Ghost Adventures” star, Zak Bagans.
TMZ reports that Bagans bought a home at 3301 Waverly Drive in Los Angeles, which was once owned by Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The couple was found brutally murdered in the Los Feliz district residence over 50 years ago.
“When I walked onto the property I was blown away by the panoramic views in the front and backyards … it’s breathtaking,” Bagans said, according to People. “Yes the house has a very dark and gruesome history, but I was also intrigued by the energy I felt while there … It was mysterious and palpable.”
According to the realtor, there had already been had multiple offers when Bagans quickly made an offer on the 1,600 square-foot picturesque home.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, in August 1969, six members of the notorious “family” cult led by Manson, entered the LaBianca home under Manson’s directions. The family members then tortured and stabbed the couple to death before writing “Death to Pigs” and “Rise” on walls in the home, using the victims’ blood.
When authorities arrived at the home, they found a carving fork sticking out of a deceased Leno LaBianca’s abdomen. The word “WAR” had been carved across his stomach. Rosemary LaBianca was found in her bedroom, dead from multiple stab wounds.
Manson, along with Charles “Tex” Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten were ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murders. Another family member, Linda Kasabian, became the “star witness” during the trial. Although she was present when the murders took place and acted as the getaway driver, she was given immunity for her testimony.
It’s unclear what Bagans plans to do with the home, but according to TMZ, he was interested in buying it, in part, because the interior is still original.
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