The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

Every month, the bills get paid on time. The emails get answered, and any orders filled. Which, for HeavensGate.com, is positively extraordinary. Because as far as the public is aware, every last member of the suicide cult died 17 years ago from a cocktail of arsenic and apple sauce. A few stayed behind, though.… » 9/17/14 1:29pm 9/17/14 1:29pm

The "aliens are coming" speech that convinced 39 cultists to take their…

A recently-released tape from the Heaven's Gate cult offers a disturbing portrait of the man who convinced 39 people to commit suicide in 1997, believing their souls were going to join aliens on the Hale-Bopp comet. » 6/14/10 8:30am 6/14/10 8:30am

Heaven's Gate UFO Cult Sneakers - Creepy, Wrong, or Fake?

Click to view » 11/08/08 5:00pm 11/08/08 5:00pm Rumors are swirling that Nike discontinued work on this sweet black-and-purple prototype Dunk shoe because it reminded consumers too much of the . Really? On the blog, they offer up this image of the shoe side-by-side with one of the victims of the Heaven's Gate suicide to prove their point. So, the…

Why Heaven's Gate Was the Best UFO Religion Ever

While we all wait excitedly to see if the Denver alien video will sway UFO-doubting voters to vote for Jeff Peckman's ballot measure to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver, let's take a moment to remember the greatest UFO believers of all time, the members of the ill-fated Heaven's Gate religion.… » 5/30/08 3:10pm 5/30/08 3:10pm