Sharon Tate (born January 24th 1943) was an American Actress during the 60s and was well know for her beauty and was often considered a sex symbol. She was hailed as a promising newcomer in Hollywood. She met her husband Roman Polanski while working on The Fearless Vampire Killers, and married him aged 25 in 1968. A few months later, she was pregnant with their first child, or so she should have been.
Tate was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she was murdered in her home, along with four others, by a group known as the Manson Family on August 9, 1969. The bodies of Steven Parent, Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger and Wojciech Frykowski were discovered by the Polanski housekeeper, Winifred Chapman, when she arrived for work the next morning.
Manson ordered his followers to enter the property on Cielo Drive and kill everyone in the house in the most brutal way possible. Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins and Charles “Tex” Watson entered the home determined. After coercing the four occupants of the house into the living room, they ordered them to lie face down on the floor. Sebring protested and asked the intruders to consider Tate’s advanced pregnancy. He was then shot by Watson, who kicked him several times in the face as he lay dying, breaking his nose and eye socket. He was then stabbed seven times and killed. The group then murdered Frykowski, Folger, and Tate.
Since the murders no one could stay in that house very long. The last resident to live in the house before it was demolished was Trent Reznor from the band, “Nine Inch Nails.” He moved out of the house in 1993 stating, “there was too much history in that house for me to handle.”
The home was located at 10050 Cielo Dr. just outside of Hollywood. It has since been torn down and the address has been changed to 10066 Cielo Drive and is now called “Villa Bella”. The location has a home next to the property owned by Hollywood producer, David Oman. He explains that he feels it is haunted and reports that strange things have been happening there.
But the hauntings and bad feelings in the home had been there long before the Manson murders. The house was originally built in 1941 and owned by actress Michele Morgan, who has reported to feel uneasy and frightened in her own home. Michele subsequently asked a female friend to move in to keep her company, but then she started to hear noises in the night so the vacated soon after.
A rumoured reason for this is that the Benedict Canyon area (where the house is located) is one of the most haunted in LA, and that scores of people living in this area continually report hauntings, and several tragedies took place in this area. Apparently the Canyons are a Native American burial ground, which could be a reason for the negative energy in the hills. George Reeves, who was the original Superman, committed suicide in his home in the are. His property is also believed to be haunted.
If you have time i would definitely recommend watching the Ghost Adventures Season 9 show where they investigate the Oman House which is a house just 200 feet from the Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski home. It is believed that some of the spirits are attracted to this house.