- The Los Angeles mansion that was the scene of two gruesome murders committed by Charles Manson and his followers in 1969 just got sold.
- The murders are one of the storylines in Quentin Tarantino's new film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
- Zak Bagans, the star of Ghost Adventures, bought the mansion with views of the city and two bedrooms.
The real estate listing for a beautiful Los Angeles mansion around the corner from the Hollywood sign states: "You may never want to leave." Unfortunately, two of its former residents didn't much have a choice in the matter. Fifty years ago, in 1969, the home was the scene of two grisly Charles Manson murders, which is one of the story lines in the new Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The highly-anticipated movie stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie and premieres in theaters on July 26. Meanwhile, the home came on the market about two weeks ago. Coincidence? I think not.
So what exactly happened back in 1969? Charles Manson and several of his followers entered the home and killed the middle-aged couple, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, living there. Manson's motive for their murder still remains a mystery.
It was a brutal Tarantino-esque scene, with a carving fork sticking out of the husband’s stomach, per The Washington Post. Manson's followers also murdered five others, including actress Sharon Tate, not far away.
Still, the Spanish style architecture of the $1.98-million property, which dates back to 1922, is quite dreamy. The two-bedroom house comes with a pool and hot tub, as well as a patio overlooking the city of Angels.
Apparently, its, ahem, storied history wasn't much of a deterrent for one buyer: Zak Bagans, the star of Ghost Adventures, a spirit-hunting reality TV show. According to TMZ, he made a "close-to-asking offer" and the sale will close in early September, just after the 50th anniversary of the infamous murders.
Zak told the publication that almost everything inside is original, and that was one of the main things that attracted him to the house. According to the listing, this house is: "Truly, one of a kind." And so, it seems, is its new owner.
Beyond Zac, the Manson house reportedly had "multiple backup offers," per TMZ. Real estate is competitive in Los Angeles, and those views are to die for. (Too soon?)
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