The Manson Family committed one of the most reviled crimes in modern American history: the Tate-LaBianca Murders, which brutally ended the life of actor Sharon Tate (wife of director Roman Polanski) when she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant, along with four of her friends and her gardener's son. The next day, married couple Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered by the Manson Family in equally brutal fashion, this time with Charles Manson himself helping commit the crime. The cult had hoped to frame a Black man for the killings to spark race riots in Los Angeles, which they believed would usher in the apocalypse.
While the facts of this case are well-documented, the Manson Family lies at the center of many other mysteries, as well, including several similar but unsolved murders. Other stories about the Manson Family have circulated for years, including several conspiracy theories that make them agents of the CIA or members of a secret Satanist network (or both!). This list looks as some of the most compelling unsolved mysteries and conspiracy theories surrounding Charles Manson and his cult of killers.