Most critics believe that Robert Slatzer’s claim to have been married to Marilyn Monroe for three days in 1952 isn’t true. Of course, it can’t be disproved either.
Slatzer says in his 1974 book “The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe,” that they met in 1946 when he was a newspaper correspondent and Monroe was a model--before she was famous.
They were lovers and close friends for years, even briefly married in Mexico on October 4, 1952. He further states that 20th Century Fox Studio Head Darryl F. Zanuck ordered the marriage dissolved and the proving documents destroyed.
Slatzer claims they remained good friends until her death, which he does not believe was suicide.
In 1973, Slatzer had an interesting experience with Anton La Vey, author of The Satanic Bible and Satanist.
La Vey had always had an interest in Marilyn Monroe. He telephoned Slatzer one night and told him that on Saturday, August 4, a “dark moon” would take place, just as it had eleven years previously on the night Marilyn had died.
La Vey wanted someone who had been close to Marilyn to help him manifest her spirit at her former home, the location of her death.
Having obtained permission of the current owners of the house on Helena Drive in Brentwood, Los Angeles, La Vey, La Vey’s wife, and Slatzer set themselves up in their car near the gates of the driveway.
La Vey began to play a tape recorder of Marilyn’s songs from her movies, at low volume. He also began to read from a paper in a chanting voice, or possibly even in tongues, according to Slatzer.
After about half an hour, the night became completely silent. Nothing moved in the air, not even a blade of grass stirred. Suddenly, “a terrific wind came up.” Slatzer said it was hurricane-like for several minutes, but not on the sides of the road. It was completely still all around them.
“From out of nowhere . . . this woman appeared.” She was blonde, wearing white pants, a black-and-white top, and white shoes.
The figure of the woman began walking toward the car. It stopped about thirty feet away, and then veered off to their left. She stood there, expressionless, with her hands clasped in front of her for a minute.
Slatzer said that she didn’t appear to be looking at the car, but past them, at the gates of her former home. She seemed to want to go in the gates, but was reluctant to pass by their car.
The blonde woman then turned to her left and began walking slowly down the middle of the street.
Slatzer watched the ghostly apparition of Marilyn Monroe walking away from him for a few seconds before getting out of the car to follow her.
As he drew nearer to the walking image, she stopped and turned toward him, then abruptly vanished.
Steiger, Brad. Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 2003.