On November 18th 1978, over nine hundred people from the settlement of Jonestown, Guyana, willingly died from cyanide poisoning. The Jonestown settlement was sold as a utopia for its citizens and was established by Jim Jones, a communist who founded his own church known as “the People’s Temple” in 1950. However, Jonestown would not live up to...

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Heaven’s Gate sounds like the final barrier to eternity in paradise, the last step before being reunited with lost family and loved ones. Many believe it’s God’s final check point, only allowing the faithful inside. One man however, Marshall Applewhite founder of the religious group Heaven’s Gate, had beliefs of a more sinister notion and...

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