Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spaced out.

Right before I was going to sleep, I saw the tail end of a documentary about... well I didn't know what it was until someone said "Jonestown." I checked out the Wikipedia and ended up reading about a bunch of different crap, including...

Two Peoples Temple members (Vernon Gosney and Monica Bagby) made the first move for defection that night, and Gosney passed a note to an NBC journalist, reading "Vernon Gosney and Monica Bagby. Please help us get out of Jonestown."

Heaven's Gate:
Applewhite convinced thirty-nine followers to commit suicide so that their souls could take a ride on a spaceship that they believed was hiding behind the comet carrying Jesus.

One member, Thomas Nichols, was the brother of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols. Prior to the group's suicide, he and other members solicited her assistance in publicizing the cult's message.

The cult funded itself by offering professional website development for paying clients.

All 39 were dressed in identical black shirts and sweat pants, brand new black-and-white Nike tennis shoes, and armband patches reading "Heaven's gate away team".


Oh yeah, and Mortal Kombat-Ultra.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha. I read about MKULTRA after I saw the new Manchurian Candidate (very good, btw). And to think, website development used to be so crappy...I'd like to take a time machine back to 1998 and become a web designer/IT guy and make a billion dollars.