Charles Manson Height

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Most people know that Charles Manson was a small and shrimpy man, but how small exactly? Well, Most people think that he was 5'2" or so.

Netflix's 'Mindhunter' debunks this.

Manson had been listed as 5 ft 2 in tall. (His listed height to this day when Googled). But that was not accurate — at least, not from what Manson said.

“Everyone says I’m 5-foot-2. When I was arrested, I was 5-foot-7,” Manson said. “Then I went down to 5-foot-6. Then I went down to 5 feet… by the time that you all die, I will be about 3 feet tall.”

When asked about how tall he was officially?

Manson responded, “5-(foot)-6″ — and three-quarters.”

In real life, Charles Manson's height as listed on the County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Arrest Record was: 5'6", and his weight 136 lb (62 kg).

In Los Angeles, Consolidated Booking Form, it was: 5'7" and weight 140 lb (63.5 kg).

Vincent Bugliosi (author of the book Helter Skelter) said that Charles Manson is 5'2". He must know that this was not true -- he spent over nine months in a courtroom in close proximity to Manson after tall.

The only reason for him to be saying it is that 5'2" is so abnormally short for a white American male that it adds yet another freakishly unique aspect to the Manson caricature -- it basically makes him a dwarf devil.

We are going with the 5'6" number here because honestly -- Charles Manson looked way too short to be 5'7" or even 5'6" and three-quarters. Actually, you know what? we think he might have been 5 ft 5 inch and three-quarters.

The height of Charles Manson was

5'6" or 167.5 cm

Charles Manson standing with Nataliya Kuznetsova and Becca Swanson
Charles Manson with Nataliya Kuznetsova (reportedly 5'7"), and Becca Swanson (reportedly 5'10")

Charles Manson was batshit crazy. Here was a few of his quotes:

Charles Manson on being crazy.

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.

Charles Manson on his inner demons.

From the world of darkness, I did lose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment.

Charles Manson on being a beatnik.

I was a beatnik in the '50s before the hippies came along.

Charles Manson proves his craziness yet again.

Look down at me and you see a fool, look up at me and you see a god, look straight at me and you see yourself.