On e-mailing the defunct address of a 70's death cult... and getting a response

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Heaven's Gate was a religious UFO cult started by Marshall Applewhite (above) in 70's California. The group, inspired by the hyperbole of Applewhite, considered it their goal to shed themselves of all human characteristics (family, friends, individuality, jobs, sexuality, money etc.) and to ready themselves for 'the next level', to where they would ascend as the world was 'recycled' in an imminent catastrophe. Also, in what might be called a sort of male-bonding vacation, eight of the male members decided to travel to Mexico together and have themselves castrated.