Beast. Priest. Midnight: Charlie Manson's creepy goodbye
TWO days before his death, Charles Manson professed his "love for all" and offered an apparent message of immortality - "Gone in the sky the dead but never die."
Manson groupie Ben Gurecki, who has posted prison calls with the cult leader online, told The Sun of the UK that he received a call from him on Nov. 12, two days before the serial killer was taken to a hospital.
In the last minute of the phone call that Gurecki shared with the news outlet, Manson said: "Gone in the sky the dead but never die."
He then said he has a "love for all."
Gurecki, who has been pals with Manson for over 20 years, said he will release the entire recording of his last call on his YouTube channel later this year.
According to The Sun, the transcript of the conversation reads:
"Not yet found just a dream of hearsay. Who's, what's, why's, for what?
"We each can make up our own dreams with the storyline as soon as we are nowhere we can change.
"As soon as I get up, out, around me will become a team. The beast, a priest, midnight and not as much as all.
"Nothing with everyone and everything over and gone to start backwards again and again to nowhere and nothing again.
"To where you know it all as forever and some more, nothing again to where you know it all as forever and some more. Love for all. You are or could maybe and more. Not at………"
Gurecki said the call was then interrupted by officials at Corcoran State Prison.
He said Manson was not scared of dying and believed he would be reincarnated as a scorpion or a crow.
"He sometimes talked about reincarnation and things like that but he'd also say things like he was never truly alive or dead - so it's hard to explain what he was thinking," he told The Sun.
"He has always been one to know reality and call it what it is - he was not scared of death," he said.
"People don't realise Manson was a real human being. This transcript shows him talking to a friend of 23 years in a very personal moment knowing something's not right with him.
"The whole conversation was him just talking like normal and rambling but the last 60 seconds is quite profound, I think," he said.
"I believe in retrospect he was talking about his own demise. But you know he won because he didn't die in prison which he didn't want to do."
Manson, who orchestrated a two-night killing spree in 1969, died Sunday night at age 83 after spending almost 50 years behind bars.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been republished with permission.