Spahn Movie Ranch. Chatsworth, California.

Screenshot_2016-01-30-22-18-12-1Located along the Santa Susana Pass Road, and above the community of Chatsworth – the one time 500-acre ranch was known for the films and television programs that were filmed there – many of them western themed; such as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, and Duel in the Sun.

photo-1024x768Today the ranch sits within the boundaries of the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park. There are several hiking trails in the vicinity.

Screenshot_2016-01-30-22-15-15-1_resizedOn a rainy Saturday evening we visited the site that has been dubbed “The Manson Family Cave,” named after an image of the “family” posing in the cave, in a 1969 article in Life Magazine.

20160130_175250_resizedThe landscape is all together beautiful, a wooded terrain with extensive stone features.

20160130_172302_resizedMany call this an evil place – I found nothing evil, or creepy about it from a location stand point.

Evil by humans can be committed at any time or any place, it doesn’t make the location evil, only the people who carried out the act.



ADDRESS: Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park Chatsworth, California.




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