March 27, 1997

On This Date in! in 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate UFO Cult committed mass suicide as they tried to ascend to the UFO they believed was riding in the tail of the Hale-Bopp comet. 28 years later, their website is still on the internet and being maintained and viewable with the ability to order a hard copy of their book. Not only is this twisted, it is also creepy and spooky.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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