The cult investigated various methods of implementing death and destruction on a massive scale. They tried every possibility, ranging from military weapons, to biological and chemical warfare. They settled on the nerve gas sarin, and ran several real-world tests, resulting in deaths. Life within the cult was no picnic either: Stay and obey, or leave and die.
This is the second article about the Kanungu cult in Uganda. The apocalyptic prophecies ended in a disaster, where adults and children were burned alive, only to satisfy a few power-hungry maniacs.
The second article on the Heaven’s Gate cult describes in detail how the cult members shed their earthly containers, in order to be able to board the spaceship that followed in the trail of the Hale-Bopp comet.
The preamble to the devastating raid on the compound at Mount Carmel. How did the preparations go? What were the reasons for the raid? Why the show of force? Why did it go so wrong?
Part 1: How the Tokyo subway became a death trap, and hundreds of people got caught in a Millennial cult of mind-control and New Age rubbish.
Part 1: A botched ATF raid on a religious compound resulted in a 51-day siege and the deaths of almost a hundred people, many of them children.
Part 1: Religious fanaticism coupled with extortion and persecution can only lead to a very real hell on Earth.
Why are cults so popular? Why do they sometimes lead to death and destruction? A closer look at four cults that gripped the world in tales of mayhem.
Part 1: UFO believers are not always mere fantasy-prone romantics, hooked on Star Trek and other science-fiction dreams.
If you want to attract the attention of the mass media, there is no better way than to predict the end of the world. A few Danes still remember the doomsday cult that built an air-raid shelter in 1967 at Borup in Sealand. The builders envisaged a world-wide nuclear war that would make the Earth bob in its orbit around the sun.