Back in November we told you that iconic maniac Charles Manson, 80-years-old, was set to marry a 26-year-old follower, which raised several questions – including how the hell is Manson allowed to get married and WHO THE HELL WOULD WANT TO MARRY CHARLES MANSON?!
Today, The New York Post reports that the wedding has been called off, though not for reasons you might expect. Bride-to-be Afton Elaine Burton, it seems, was merely using Manson, reportedly looking to marry him for the sole purpose of one day possessing his dead body.
Yea. For real. Do you really think we could make this stuff up?
According to journalist Daniel Simone, who is writing a book about Manson, the young woman planned on displaying Charlie’s corpse in a glass crypt, forever preserving him as a bizarre museum curio. Of course, it was a money-driven plan, as they believed many would pay top dollar to view the body.
“He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” said Simone, indicating that Manson caught on to the plan. “He feels he will never die. Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.”
Simone says that Manson never planned on actually going through with the marriage, despite reports to the contrary. The marriage license expired last week, and it’s unlikely that Afton will ever become Mrs. Manson.
Still a better love story than Twilight, am I right?
Just to give you a little refresher course on ole Charlie, he’s basically credited for single-handedly destroying the ‘hippie’ era and reminding America that people are inherently terrible, in the wake of his followers butchering seven people in the summer of 1969. Though the murders were carried out by Manson’s so-called ‘family,’ it was he who became synonymous with them, as he was the brains of the operation.