For those who want to know more about the trail of Charles Manson and his family of followers, Dearly Departed Tours offers the Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour, a bus tour of the locations associated with the infamous Los Angeles, California, Tate/LaBianca murders of 1969.
According to Zerve.com for $55 each, up to 13 participants are loaded into a bus, and given a tour of the:
The tour is hosted by Scott Michaels, host of the documentary film The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter.
All this while the top-40 songs of 1969 play in the background — how can you go wrong?
The Tate/LaBianca murders were committed on August 9 and 10, 1969, purportedly in an effort to create a race war and bring about the end times, which Charles Manson called “Helter Skelter.” On orders from Manson, his followers happily slaughtered everyone they found at two locations, nine people in all, 10 if you count Sharon Tate’s unborn child, and scrawled hate words with their blood on the walls. The murders still captivate and terrify today.
Reviews of the tour are overwhelmingly positive, but anyone with concerns regarding the upsetting nature of the tour’s content should bear in mind that most reviewers were already devoted students of the case.