Zak Bagans Purchases Manson Murder House Aug 4, 2019 2:01:32 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Aug 4, 2019 2:01:32 GMT -5
Zak Bagans Purchases Manson Murder House
The house at 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Angeles, where the Manson Family killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, was on the market a short three weeks when it was snapped up by Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans. The two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,655-square-foot Spanish Revival home was built in 1922 and listed for $1,988,800.
“When I walked onto the property,” Bagans told People, “I was blown away by the panoramic views in the front and backyards. It’s breathtaking.”
In addition to hosting Ghost Adventures, Bagans owns The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, where he displays his collection of macabre items, which include Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Volkswagen van, Ted Bundy’s glasses, and the staircase from the so-called “Demon House” in Gary, Indiana.
One of the 42-year-old ghostbuster’s most prized possessions is a painting created from the ashes of Charles Manson – he owns a second painting in which Mason’s urine was utilized. In fact, Bagans has an extensive collection of Manson artifacts. In addition to the gruesome paintings, he also owns Manson’s dentures, the hospital gown in which the “Family” leader died and some of his bone fragments. Recently, he purchased Sharon Tate’s wedding dress and now he’s adding the LaBianca house to his ever-growing collection of Manson memorabilia.
“Yes, the house has a very dark and gruesome history,” Bagans, who rushed to see the house as soon as it was listed, admitted, “but I was also intrigued by the energy I felt while there. It was mysterious and palpable. There was a very, very strong energy in the house,” he claimed. “I love to investigate spirits and places. ... If I’m spending time there and come into contact with anything, that’s the world I live in.”
According to the Trulia listing, the Waverly Drive home has “breathtaking, unobstructed front and back views.” From the front you can see “the Silver Lake hills and Downtown Los Angeles, while the rear offers Griffith Park, Glendale and the majestic San Gabriel Mountains.” An “expansive living room with gas fireplace and Italian tile floors opens to a formal dining room with a covered patio that overlooks the pool. Lush greenery, including mature fruit trees, frames this 31,000+ sf lot, offering unparalleled privacy. You may never want to leave, but when you do, you are minutes away from Griffith Park Observatory and trails, trendy eateries and entertainment. The large yard features space made for entertaining or relaxation. Truly, one of a kind.”
It is assumed Bagans intends to investigate the property where Mr. and Mrs. LaBianca were killed in 1969. Hopefully, he won’t find any “demons,” but if he does, it would be a shame if he bulldozes the lovely residence like he did the demon-infested house in Gary.
For an account of the Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murders by Charles “Tex” Watson, Patricia Krenwinkle and Leslie Van Houten, see “Two Infamous Murder Houses.”
For additional photos of the LaBianca home, see Trulia.
Sources: Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, July 29, 2019; Tobias Wayland, Singular Fortean, July 29, 2019; "Two Infamous Murder Houses," WhatLiesBeyond, April 10, 2015; and Trulia.