Midnight In The Desert — cults

'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

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'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world. On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command Center. “This is regarding a mass suicide. I can give you the address,” the caller said. Shortly after, San Diego Sheriff’s arrived to find a grisly scene: 21 men and 18 women were found dead in the residence. They were all covered in purple blankets and all wearing the same black Nike shoes. None of the bodies had any noticeable signs of trauma....

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What I’ve learned as a Freemason and why I left the order

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What I’ve learned as a Freemason and why I left the order

By Sammy R. LaPoint I joined Freemasonry out of a deep-seated yearning for truth and mystery. That yearning is something some people are just born with and others aren’t. Personally, I had a hunch that the allegories of Freemasonry were based on ancient astrolatry, not to be confused with astrology. In other words, the allegories of Freemasonry are a play on the ancient mysteries about light (the sun) overcoming darkness. I couldn’t just read and wonder about it, though. I wanted to confirm it for myself by becoming a Freemason. After years of studying it and becoming a 32° Mason,...

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Art Bell fans remember this day in history, UFO Comes For Heaven's Gate Members!

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Art Bell fans remember this day in history, UFO Comes For Heaven's Gate Members!

A Brief History On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate awaited transport for their souls to a waiting UFO with $5.75 in each person’s pants pocket to pay for tolls! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles heading up a religious cult founded by Applewhite after a “near death” experience in the 1970’s when he had a heart attack. Claiming to be descended directly from Jesus Christ, Applewhite also claimed that he and his nurse, Bonnie Nettles, were spoken of in the Book of Revelation part of the Bible that mentions “The Two.”...

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