Charles Manson’s bride-to-be only wanted him for his body. His dead body, that is. The 80-year-old imprisoned leader of the Manson cult was preparing to marry twenty-something Afton Elaine Burton, but has called off the engagement after discovering that Burton planned on displaying his corpse as a macabre tourist attraction. Journalist Daniel Simone tells the New York Post that Burton and her friend Craig Hammond “planned to lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt…The pair figured their bizarre California version of Lenin’s Tomb would draw huge crowds and make big money.” Would that be The Mansonleum?
“He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” Simone added. Another reason that Manson has broken off the engagement is that he thinks he’s immortal. “He feels he will never die. Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.”