Twelve years ago a 41 year-old California man who was put up for adoption in the 1960s set out to find his biological parents. At some point he found his mother living in Wisconsin and, after a prolonged period of arm-twisting, she revealed the identity of the man’s father: Charles Manson, who she claimed raped her during a drug-fueled orgy in 1967.
Matthew Roberts grew up in Illinois and didn’t realize he was adopted until he was ten. He said he loved his adopted parents but the curiosity to learn about his biological mother and father eventually got the best of him, so he set out to find them. He says that since discovering that Manson was his father, he’s exchanged letters with the homicidal maniac.
Matthew says: “He sends me weird stuff and always signs it with his swastika. At first I was stunned and depressed. I wasn’t able to speak for a day. I remember not being able to eat.”
According to Matthew, the letters mainly rambled and said “crazy things” but Manson did confirm he could be his father.
In one twisted letter he wrote: “The truth is the truth. The truth hurts.”
In another note Manson talked about meeting Matthew’s mother. He wrote: “I remember her. We came back to LA on the super-cheap train.”
And Manson – who grew up without a father figure – even compared his childhood to Matthew’s.
He said: “You got the same father I got. A hobo just left on the midnight train and died, lost at sea.”
Whoa, dude, your dad is Charles Fucking Manson!