What began as an altruistic path towards an envisioned utopia ended in a harrowing tragedy – one that saw hundreds of people losing their lives at the behest of an unhinged madman who had a limitless appetite for power and control
Ho-No-Hana Sanpogyo targeted desperate people – often housewives with sick husbands and children who were searching for any possible cure to save their loved ones. These needy people would sacrifice their life savings in exchange for the promise that their suffering would end.
These worshippers belong to a cargo cult –birthed from a visit from American soldiers in World War II. They are worshipping their American God –John Frum. They are praying for Frumto to supply them with cargo. They’ve been praying for this since the end of World War II.
Since its creation in the mid-1970s, this cult has continually baffled experts and researchers because of its disturbing core beliefs. Because Heaven’s Gate believed that our purpose here on Earth was to ascend to a utopia located in outer space.
Unlike other cults, the Matamoros Cult was never a subject of controversy in its heyday. It was even trusted by the elite and high society of Mexico City, all of whom were captivated by the supernatural powers and magical spells that its leader, Adolfo, claimed to have.
The Freedomites were a religious, extremist cult that used nudity, arson, and bombing as shocking forms of protest. The self-proclaimed “God’s People” opposed everything from materialism to compulsory education.
Christmas - a time for joy, a time for cheer, a time for beatings? That's right the beloved holiday that billions around the world celebrate might be a front for that jolly old man. Behind that white beard lies a dark past that our beloved cult leader hides!
The Nation of Yahweh, an organization that started out as a charitable movement to help the impoverished citizens of Miami and then turned onto the residents, subjecting them to a series of violent attacks and murders that left at least 13 people dead.
Roch Thériault, found that his charm had a certain power over people–that on words alone he could draw audiences in and leave them begging for more –he saw an opportunity to start a cult of his own, The Ant Hill Kids.
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