Following the death of convicted mass murderer Charles Manson, actor Bryan Cranston has shared about his own frightening encounter with Manson. An encounter that took place when he was about 12 years old.
Cranston shared with Twitter followers about the time he saw Manson back in 1968. Recounting how he was "just within his grasp."
"Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered. I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969. Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies called Charlie," Cranston wrote.
Cranston shared more detail about his experience that day on the ranch in an interview last year. The interview has since been posted on YouTube.
"I didn't actually meet Charles Manson. Where I grew up in the San Fernando Valley was an area called Santa Susana Pass that goes from one valley to another. And in the middle of this pass was the Spahn Ranch where they rented horses, you could go horseback riding," Cranston explained. While he and his cousin were riding horses someone yelled: "Charlie's on the hill!"
He explained how everyone took off on their horses and that's when he and his cousin took off as well, not knowing what was going on. He said about a half an hour later a trail of horses were coming toward them.
"In the middle of the pack was a guy holding the reins of the horse behind him," Cranston recalled. "On the horse behind him was this little bearded guy with big, dark eyes and wild hair and his eyes were wide."
According to E!News, Cranston and his cousin passed Manson and figured he must have been the Charlie people were talking about. The following year, after seeing his photo in the paper linking him to the murders, they realized that it was in-fact Manson that day on the mountain.
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