04.28.08

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Every once in a while you read a story that makes your jaw go slack. Well, here is one of those served up just for you.

Back in the late ’90s, pop-culture aficionado Bill Geerhart, was unemployed but still had a lot of twisted ideas running through his mind. So, out of sheer curiosity he decided to launch a letter-writing campaign to some of the most infamous people in the country. The catch you ask? He posed himself as a curious 10-year-old boy named Billy.

Surprisingly responses poured in from the likes of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Oprah Winfrey, Janet Reno, Judge Clarence Thomas, Larry Flynt, Arnold Schwarznegger, Charles Manson and Richard Ramirez (the night stalker).

Apparently the convicted killers all responded promptly with letters ranging from sensible to not surprisinginly, criminally insane.

Radar Magazine recently asked Geerhart to send follow up notes and yet again many of the correspondents replied promptly. You can read the rest of the story here at Radars website and you can also skip straight ahead to the letters here.

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2 Responses to “Dear Charles Manson”

  1. Mark Says:

    This is one of the most interesting stories I have read in a while.

  2. Christopher Says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty nuts. I was shocked when I read it and inspired by what a great idea it was to do this. Funny how such a simple idea can seem so obvious but only one person takes the initiative to act on it instead of just thinking of it.

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