Bagans Bagged Charlie’s Swag
Last week I reported on the fighting going on between family members, purported family members, friends, and pen pals of the late and not generally lamented Charles Manson over who gets to claim his body, which is being kept on ice pending a legal decision that could take months or even years. Some of Manson’s personal effects have already found a new home, however, at the Zac Bagans Haunted Museum in Las Vegas. Among the snazziest items that will be placed on display at the museum are Charles Manson’s dentures. Seriously.
Bagan’s attraction boasts a plethora of haunted and cursed items, as well as various and sundry oddities. The last time I was in Las Vegas, the museum hadn’t opened yet. It opened to the public exactly one month AFTER my trip. This rankled, but it just means I’ll have to go back there. Manson’s false teeth should be mounted behind glass by then.
You have to sign a waiver to get into the museum. This is either a canny bit of legal ass-covering, for when somebody inevitably tries to sue the joint after claiming a ghost followed him home, or a bit of P.T. Barnum-esque marketing brilliance, or both. I’d go with both.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!