No. Not me. I am Charles Manson’s Wife is the title of an actual article – I kid you not – about a poor, deluded and likely deranged young woman who is in love with Mr. Helter Skelter himself, Psycho Man Extraordinaire, Charles Manson. And wants to become his wife. How crazy is that?
According to the article “Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson.
“Now, nine years later, her name is Star, she’s 25 years old, and she considers herself Charles Manson’s wife, even though it isn’t official yet.”
Afton Star says she’s in love with the 79-year-old murderous codger and claims this is “what [she] was born for.”
Yes. That’s right. This young woman is madly in love with this guy.
I know. There are just no words to adequately explain some things.
Afton Star has apparently gotten to know Crazy Charlie far better than anyone else who’s ever crossed his path because she insists that he’s “not what they have in the movies or in documentaries and the books. He’s nothing like that. He doesn’t tell people what to do. He’s not manipulative at all.”
Let’s look at the facts gleaned from the article and see if we can determine whether
Afton Star Burton is or is not actually being manipulated by Mr. Charles My-Middle-Name-is-Lucifer Manson.
- She changed her name from Afton to Star. Yeah. That’s got Wacko Charlie written all over it.
- He’s got her “file[ing] papers [for him] and stuff like that.”
- She maintains “several of Manson’s social media sites.” Yes. He’s actually allowed to do that. There’s something so very, very wrong with the U.S. penal system.
Afton Star “carved an X in her forehead two years ago . . . at Manson’s request as a protest after he was put in solitary confinement.”
- Her adoring fiancée has convinced her “he had nothing to do with the . . . murders that he was convicted of masterminding,” and so “[h]er goal is to try to get Manson out of prison . . .”
Hmmm. Sounds like blatant manipulation to me. But maybe that’s just my skeptical nature. After all, I didn’t believe David Webb either.
So, this begs the question, “Just what is it that
Afton Star Burton sees in Charles Manson?” Is it his devilishly handsome looks?
Ummm. Nope. That can’t be it.
Maybe she’s seen photos of a younger, more dashing Charles and has that image implanted in her mind when she looks into his crazy eyes and dreams of becoming his wife.
Wow. Don’t stare too long. There’s no telling what you might feel compelled to do.
When I first read the article I immediately thought, “What the heck kind of people are
Afton’s Star’s parents, anyway?”
Then I found this article, Father Tells Story of His 26-Year-Old Daughter Marrying Charles Manson, and I felt better about them. I also felt heartsick for them.
I mean, their daughter, after falling in love with one of the most evil, crazed and murderous (not to mention really old and ugly) men in existence, went from this:
The only comfort I see for
Afton’s Star’s parents is that their daughter won’t be allowed conjugal visits with Good Time Charlie once they’re officially married. So, at least their daughter won’t be giving birth to any little demon seed Manson babies.
But seriously. If you’re even the teeniest bit religious, these poor people need your prayers. Their daughter wants to be Charles Freakin’ Manson’s wife!!